None of the Above: I. W. Gregorio
Publication Date: April 7th
Kristin had a pretty good life besides her mom passing away from cervical cancer. She was a track star, had great best friends and a hot boyfriend, and was also voted homecoming queen. She was just dealing with normal high school stuff when she found out that she was intersex.
I loved everything about this book. This author just gets high school and how friends are in high school. I feel like this is so important for people to read!! There are so many judgmental people on topics surrounding not only this, but also transgender issues all together. This book will teach you about what intersex is without being preachy. I'm sure we all know people like Kristin's friends. Those people who will selfishly manipulate your problem to suit them.
"'I mean, what was I supposed to do?' she said defensively. 'I had to tell someone. It's all so fucked up. I mean, I was so traumatized-'"
You will feel like you are there with Kristin through her journey from her diagnosis to trying to accept what it means to be intersex. Not only does she have to try to figure this out for herself, she has the added drama and pressures of high school weighing on her during this time. How will her boyfriend react when he finds out that she is intersex? The school?
"It was like, when Mr. Morris used the word, he wasn't just saying 'female'. He was saying 'not Kristin Lattimer.'
I don't know if anybody has ever seen 'Faking It' on MTV, but Bailey De Young plays Lauren, a character with Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome (AIS).
I'd recommend this book to anybody who has an open mind and wants to broaden their horizons to learn something new. It was truly inspiring, and I hope this book helps to take some stigma out of the word intersex. I can see this being one of my favorite contemporary books, and I give it 5 stars!
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