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Re: Do boys read girls books?

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Posted by Alex Forbes on June 08, 2017 at 07:25:24 user Pitsligo.

In Reply to: Do boys read girls books? posted by andy clayton on June 08, 2017 at 03:07:38:

I know "Secret Garden" was one of my favorites while growing up, as were the "Borrower" books, with Arrietty in the lead. The only other book from my youth (that I remember) with a female lead was "From The Mixed-up Files Of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler", but I think I'm comfortable saying that had I been handed any given story, the protagonist's gender wouldn't have mattered so long as s/he was admirable and it was a good story.

As for S&A, I know I identified with both John *and* Titty, in about equal measure. It was much more about sympathetic personalities than similar chromosomes.


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