None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio | Audiobook

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Published on April 7th 2015 by Balzer + Bray
Source: Audio book

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?

I dipped my toes into the gay YA genre this year, and I AM HOOKED! So when I came across this beauty while trying to decide what to use my latest Scribd audio book credit on, I thought why not dip into the intersex pool. I’m also hooked and ready for more. Basically anything that deals with teens finding themselves, I’m a sucker for it.

The plot may not have been my favorite plot of the year, but the characters, the writing, and the message make up for it in spades. This is the kind of book I want read start to finish to tied up intolerant asshats. I cried over this book because it physically hurts my heart that people can be as mean as they were to poor Krissy. But I know that things like this are happening everyday and UGH.

None of the Above is a huge eye-opener, and we need to have more books like this in our lives. Especially our young lives. If more teens read more books like this maybe they would start to learn some tolerance. “You fall for the person. Not their chromosomes.”

I gave None of the Above and I stand by every star. READ.THIS.BOOK.

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