Wednesday, January 10, 2018

New School: New Girl by Courtney Captisa & AutumnNatural (#feminization)

Although it needs a second editorial pass to fix some typos, missing words, and general inconsistencies (which I presume it will get before hitting Kindle), New School: New Girl is a cute new story from Courtney Captisa that comes with the added bonus of absolutely gorgeous illustrations from AutumnNatural.

Nathan is a young man whose parents are moving up in the world, and out into a new community. He is not thrilled about leaving friends behind, and his first day of private school does nothing to improve the situation. The only saving grace is a girl's backpack he finds in his locker, which he figures might have something in it he can either use or sell. It almost seems to have a mind of its own, however, showing up in the oddest places, repacking itself, and subliminally suggesting items he might need.

As odd as that is, however, the changes Nathan begins to undergo are even stranger, especially since nobody else is aware of them. That aspect is a lot of fun, with the contrast between what he feels and what the world sees making for a captivating tale. It gets even more interesting when he realizes the world is not always hearing what he is saying, and that his testosterone-fueled anger is coming across as estrogen-fueled stress. We, of course, figure it out long before he does, but there are so many little details that make the transformation come alive.

In addition to those gorgeous illustrations (really, they are worth the purchase price alone), Courtney has included two different endings, in a choose-your-own-adventure style. Personally, I loved the second, even if it does cast a sinister sort of shadow over the story, but both are entirely fitting.

Courtney Captisa has had a strong interest in transformation since childhood. In her early teens, she discovered several webpages such as Fictionmania. She enjoys writing clean stories.

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