Life Imitates Art

This is too weird. I just read EON: DRAGONEYE REBORN by Alison Goodman about a girl posing as a boy to win a competition. Then today I stumbled on this Yahoo story.

In Goodman’s story, Eon and her master believe she can excel in the Dragoneye competition. But it’s closed to girls, so they pass her off as a young boy. As they suspected, she wins the competition. 

Throughout the book, others around her have clues that she’s female–her soft voice and face, small build, insistence on privacy to change clothes, etc. But she explains them away by saying she’s a eunuch, so no one questions too much.

Who knows what that runner’s test results will be. Perhaps it’s all a mistake. Still. Life imitating art.

RHDavis

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