Girls disguised as Boys

Whilst reading Sovay, a novel in which the female main character goes on many jaunts disguised as a male (and me finding it fairly unbelievable that no one noticed she wasn't a man), I got to thinking of just how many books this happens in...
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696 books · 836 voters · list created June 14th, 2009 by Josie (votes) .
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Comments Showing 1-16 of 16 (16 new)

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message 1: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl My vote for "Self-Made Man" is in no way an endorsement of that book, which I thought was crap.


message 2: by Adam (new)

Adam Graceling


message 3: by Mir (new)

Mir I liked that Heyer's Masqueraders also featured the far less common man-disguised-as-woman (the brother and sister have switched places).


message 4: by Amy (new)

Amy  Brobst Ha- I was just about to make this list, but then I thought- surely I am not the first to think about it. And I was right. However, why isn't there a way to add all the books directly to "my books"


Emma Deplores Goodreads Censorship The cross-dressing is a really minor element in Graceling--when I saw it on this list I was like "huh?"


message 6: by The-Readaholic (new)

The-Readaholic I'm sorry, Graceling???


message 7: by Kevin (new)

Kevin Bourrillion Grrr, for some of these the fact that a boy is really a girl is a spoiler, which is now being broadcast on the page for that book. Wish they could be removed.


message 8: by Anika (new)

Anika in woman who rides like a man alanna doesn't crpss dress anymore
a;so in W juliet its the boy who is cross dressing and the heroine is just a tomboy


Sarah (CoolCurryBooks) I'll remove W Juliet and Woman Who Rides Like a Man then.


message 10: by pml (last edited Jan 09, 2015 01:17AM) (new)

pml Everyone knows Harry is a girl in the Blue Sword - they know that all the female fighters are girls. No disguise involved.


message 11: by Sam (new)

Sam Can someone explain what the Wasp Factory is about? I read the description but it does not mention a girl disguising as a guy, does it belong on this list???


message 12: by Harris (new)

Harris All she wanted by aphrodite jones shouldn't be on this list. The character in question is Transgender. should go into a FTM list instead of girls disguised as boys.


Sarah (CoolCurryBooks) Harris wrote: "All she wanted by aphrodite jones shouldn't be on this list. The character in question is Transgender. should go into a FTM list instead of girls disguised as boys."

If you tell me which number it is, I can remove it from the list.


message 14: by Windsprite (new)

Windsprite Why is the first volume of the Song of Ice and Fire on this list? The girl disguised as a boy trope starts after the second volume in "A Clash of Kings" but not yet in "A Game of Thrones"!


message 15: by Nicasio (new)

Nicasio Reed #518, Confessions of the Fox, is about a trans man. It's like...extremely obviously about a trans man. It deeply does not belong on this list.


message 16: by Faith (new)

Faith Shugo Chara shouldn't be on here - it has the reverse of this, a boy disguised as a girl


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