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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Which Gender will you choose?

 Maybe I Will by Laurie Gray
Maybe I Will

By: Laurie Gray

Genre:  YA realistic fiction

Pages: 200

Published: 2013

Read: August

4 out of 5

Is Sandy male or female? In this unique story you never know; the author leaves that decision to the reader. Her unique style was chosen to demonstrate that sexual assault and the aftereffects happens to both males and females. I had a difficult time with the gender issue because depending on the circumstances and events occurring at the time I simply viewed Sandy’s gender to fit the role. Although for the most part, I pictured Sandy as Sandford. However, I felt Gray did sway the gender issue a tad because Sandy is normally seen as a female name. I would be curious why she didn’t pick a more common unisex name. I won’t be surprised if this makes the Teens’ Top Ten list. Which gender do you read it as?  

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