None of the Above

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (7.33 hours)
Product Number: Z100087451
Released: Apr 07, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780062398031
Narrator/s: Caitlin Davies
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
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A groundbreaking story about a teenage girl who discovers she's intersex...?nd 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?

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Author(s): I.W. Gregorio
Original Publish Date: Apr 07, 2015

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Author(s): I.W. Gregorio
Product Number EB00512262
Released: Apr 07, 2015
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
ISBN: #9780062335333

Professional reviews

"Narrator Caitlin Davies transforms what could be a didactic novel into an emotional journey. High school senior Kristin Lattimer has an adoring boyfriend, a sports scholarship, many friends, and a surprising homecoming queen win. Then painful first sex sends her to a doctor who discovers she's intersex. At that point, Davies's initial portrayal of Kristin's confident openness crumbles to confusion. Poignancy builds as Kristin's entire school learns of her condition. Davies's depiction of the resulting high school horrors is heartbreaking--Kristin's boyfriend's homophobic rejection, the scorn of bullies who hurl the word hermaphrodite, and a former friend who seems to use Kristin's misfortune to her own advantage. All these establish Kristin's self-imposed isolation and gender questioning and set the stage for her path to self-acceptance and stability. S.W. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"

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