The following extracts are from the draft edition of the book (provisional title: Boy & Girl II) and are likely to change by the time we get to the final edition. They have been made available on the Secret Paths page of Facebook (facebook.com/Secret.Paths)
October 13th, 2012
In the sequel to Boy & Girl, Kate has come out to dinner. Dr. Grant asks her to say grace, which she has never done before. Peter suggests she mention an event she is grateful for. Kate closes her eyes and says: “May all those that are excluded because they are different find a home such as this in which they are accepted as they really are.”
October 15th, 2012
(…) It was like a play, Kate thought, but unlike the one she had seen at Peter’s school, here the actors and the audience were the same people. She was surprised how much they all seemed to love pretending. In her world, such messing with reality would have been unthinkable.
October 16th, 2012
(…) The sight of herself in Peter’s body standing naked except for the matching pants and bra made her uncomfortable. It was not so much seeing a boy dressed as a girl that disturbed her. She’d come to appreciate the ambiguity. Rather it was the make-believe that troubled her. Where she came from, people were not continually pretending they were someone else.