None of the Above Review

None of the Above by I.W. GregorioNone 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?

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4 Stars - Recommended

Book Review

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.

Recommended for:
* Fans of thoughtful, realistic drama
* Explorations of identity
* Anyone interested in gender roles & sensitivity

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    2 thoughts on “None of the Above Review

      • As far as I can tell, yes. It explained things well, and showed a lot of the different reactions to it. Both Kristin’s own emotional and mental reactions to it, and a wide range of consequences from friends, family and strangers.

        I particularly loved her dad – shocked and confused at first, then devouring information as he tries to understand, and trying to be supportive through everything even when he doesn’t always know what to do or say. It was wonderful to see a loving, supportive father daughter relationship.

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