None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio

None of the AboveDate Published: April 7, 2015

Dates Read: 7/20/15-7/24/15

Rating: 4 stars

Goodreads SynopsisA 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?

My Thoughts: I thought that this book was actually pretty informative with the information that Kristin is given throughout the story on her condition. While I did like this book, I found Kristin to be kind of frustrating because of how she acted at times. I really like the relationship Kristin and her father have. It was such a good and strong relationship and her father was so supportive. While I wasn’t a fan of Sam, I did really like Darren and how things went between them throughout the book and that he was such a good friend to her throughout everything Kristin had to go through.  This wasn’t my favorite book but it did have qualities that I really enjoyed and some pretty good quotes throughout it as well!


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