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None of the Above

None of the Above - Andrea Di Gregorio

10/9/15 ** Kristin has a full scholarship for college, she's elected Homecoming Queen, has two best friends and a boyfriend she adores. It looks like her senior year should be fantastic. Then she gets a medical diagnosis that she's intersex, not male or female. The rest of the book explores the difficult start of a long journey to acceptance of herself and by her peers. When her secret leaks to the rest of the school, her life becomes hell as she and the reader wonder who told.


This book is a valuable addition to the pantheon of YA novels. I deals with one particular aspect of identity and acceptance, but it shouldn't be viewed as simply and "issues" novel. The realities of high school life: loyalty, peer pressure, cyber interactions, sexual activity, are relevant for all teens.