Part of the Acres of Ink 52 Week Writing Challenge >>
No, not at all.
I did think about this quite a bit, trying to work out if there were any decisions Anna makes or reactions she has that would be influenced by her gender. I came to the conclusion that she would act exactly the same if she were a boy instead of a girl. Anna’s actions are influenced by who she is as a person, and her personality was largely formed by her closeness with her mother, her paternal grandfather, and her best friend Tom. None of these relationships would change if she were a boy, therefore it stands to reason that Anna herself – and thus her story – would also remain the same.
However, although the story / plot itself would not change, there may be a few micro-changes to the way people react to her. Continue reading