A groundbreaking story about a teenage girl who discovers she was born intersex... and what happens when her secret is revealed to the entire school. Incredibly compelling and sensitively told, None of the Above is a thought-provoking novel that explores what it means to be a boy, a girl, or something in between.
What if everything you knew about yourself changed in an instant?
When Kristin Lattimer is voted homecoming queen, it seems like another piece of her ideal life has fallen into place. She's a champion hurdler with a full scholarship to college and she's madly in love with her boyfriend. In fact, she's decided that she's ready to take things to the next level with him.
But Kristin's first time isn't the perfect moment she's planned—something is very wrong. A visit to the doctor reveals the truth: Kristin is intersex, which means that though she outwardly looks like a girl, she has male chromosomes, not to mention boy "parts."
Dealing with her body is difficult enough, but when her diagnosis is leaked to the whole school, Kristin's entire identity is thrown into question. As her world unravels, can she come to terms with her new self?
This book was interesting and different. Kristin feels like the typical girl. She cares about homecoming and loves sports and school. She also loves her boyfriend. Unfortunately, things do not go well when she tries to express this love and she finds out that she has testicles inside her body and is not a typical woman (childbirth, menstruation, etc...). This becomes a difficult situation for Kristin and she has to reevaluate and learn about her condition. She worries about what people would think...she worries about what she should think.
The author handles this unusual topic very well. I loved learning more about "intersex" was. I loved how the author portrayed Kristin as a normal person and not someone to be treated with kid gloves. I didn't like everyones reaction, but I understand how peoples' reactions can vary over a wide period of time. Kristin was a very brave person; she handled herself admirably. This book is recommended to young adult/teen readers.
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