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Made That Way

The Inspiring Sequel

by Susan Ketchen

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publisher: Oolichan Books
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In this sequel to Born That Way, Sylvia, fourteen, is now taking medication for Turner’s Syndrome, the genetic disorder with the missing X chromosome. Without treatment, Sylvia will remain short, undeveloped and infertile, and the object of ongoing teasing at school. Unfortunately Sylvia experiences serious side-effects to her medication and grapples with what it means to become “normal”. If the hornless unicorn she dreams about is still very much a unicorn, then is Sylvia still a young woman when she has no ovaries?

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"Ketchen has created a cast of quirky yet real characters who are easy to identify and empathize with. Filtered through Sylvia’s perceptive observations, and directly influencing her, the supporting cast is fully fleshed and engrossing, from the dynamics between her workaholic mother and her ever-busy and distant father, to Sylvia’s understanding and application of herd dynamics to those around her as learned from watching her riding coach. Ketchen demonstrates a clear understanding of the sometimes confused way young adults learn from and are impacted by the actions and interactions of those around them."

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Made That Way

Sylvia gets her horse, but things do not turn out as expected. In the sequel to Born That Way, Sylvia starts taking growth hormones but the side effects make continued use impossible. Dizziness while doubling her cousin Taylor results in a bike accident with Taylor losing her big toe. Despite this ending Taylor’s dancing career, the girls become closer. Sylvia accepts that she will never develop into a physically normal adult. She is developing emotionally, though, as she focuses on what she can do, which includes working through problems with family and friends.

Ketchen is a marriage and family therapist who lives on a small hobby farm on Vancouver Island.

Caution: Sexual terms are mentioned, though not always defined, as Sylvia navigates the transition to the adult world. As her body will always remain that of a child, she struggles to understand all the fuss about sex.

Source: The Association of Book Publishers of BC. BC Books for BC Schools. 2011-2012.

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