MO:star: The girl is aware of the view of that others have of her and feels the need to fight it. She viewed her label as a a girl as a, "definition,"-pg. 5 and how, "it was a joke on me[her]."-pg. 5 She was able to see the differences in her and her brother, "Laird was getting a lot bigger."-pg. 5 but does not feel threatened by how it makes her look because, "I was getting bigger too." -pg. 5 Her defiance against her gender role is evident in the beginning of her story as a young child, but as she grows older, she noticed her perspective changing, "and instead, somebody would be rescuing me."-pg. 10 She does not enjoy conforming to gender norms now, because she sees, "the real excitement of the story was lost."-ph. 10meaning that the stories and views she use to have to keep her from identifying as, "only a girl," where no longer and that was all she would ever been seen as. She finalizes her acceptance by distancing herself from her brother, "I planned to put up some kind of barricade between my bed and Laird's, to keep my section separate from his."-ph. 9 the division of the room symbolized her seperating herself from the idea that her and her brother, a male, were the same and realizing the seperationg between genders.