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None of the Above

None of the Above - Andrea Di Gregorio Kristin Lattimer, in her senior year in high school, is the star of her track team, soon-to-be Homecoming Queen, and loved by her friends and football-playing boyfriend. When Homecoming night doesn't go quite as planned, Kristin makes an appointment with an ob-gyn, and discovers something about herself that she never could have expected: Kristin is intersex.

While she has developed as a girl, Kristin has male chromosomes, a wealth of testosterone in her body, and embarrassing ""boy parts."" Shocked and disgusted by the diagnosis, Kristin works up the courage to tell her best friends about it - only to have the entire school, including her boyfriend, find out the very next day.

Kristin must cope with bullying and harassment at school, her own confusion about being intersex, handle a possible surgery and new medication, and try to find a support system for herself, in debut author I.W. Gregorio's powerhouse of a contemporary novel, NONE OF THE ABOVE.

NONE OF THE ABOVE is a fantastic contemporary debut novel by a strong writer and expert in the medical field. Gregorio is a force to be reckoned with - her seemingly effortless prose will capture readers' attention and keep them enthralled all the way to the last page.