4/30 Book Review: None of the Above


None of the Above
I.W. Gregorio
YA contemporary
[read on audio]

Summary

[summary from publisher]
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?

What I Like

Exposure to Intersexuality

When heard about None of the Above (generally in tiny snippets on Twitter), I had no idea what it was about. Like many people, I assumed “intersex” has something to do with being transgender. It wasn’t until I heard Gregorio speak at SEYA Fest 2017 that I heard an explanation of intersex. As soon as I heard the explanation–and Gregorio’s personal passion about the topic–I knew I had to read it.
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