None of the Above
by I.W. Gregorio (2015)
Kristin Lattimer has everything. She’s homecoming queen and a champion hurdler, with a full scholarship. She’s madly in love, and ready for the next level.
But her first time doesn’t go as planned. A doctor reveals the truth: Kristin is intersex. She has male chromosomes and 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?
None of the Above is a thoughtful and sympathetic view of what it means to be intersex. It’s emotional and informative, without feeling like it has a message to push.
It’s easy to get caught up in Kristin’s story. You learn along with her, and deal with the emotional fallout as her condition is exposed. Her reactions, and those of her friends and classmates, are 100% believable. None of the Above will make you think about gender sensitivity in a new way.
* Fans of thoughtful, realistic drama
* Explorations of identity
* Anyone interested in gender roles & sensitivity
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