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Cycler by Lauren McLaughlin
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Dec 20, 2008

did not like it
bookshelves: z-2008, glbt-queer, y-fiction

Jill's "terrible" secret is that four days out of every month, she turns into a boy. It's a clever idea that could have been a good book for teens interested in bi-sexuality or queer gender. Unfortunately, the attitudes towards queerness and gender are so stereotyped and/or offensive that I can't actually see it appealing to queer teens.

(It's okay though, the phrase "not homophobic" was used so many times it couldn't possibly *be* homophobic. Everyone knows if you say it, that makes it true.)
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