Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday

I always say I want to read more diversely, but sometimes (many times) that does not happen and I fall back on the same old books - I stick to contemporary YA with straight white characters the majority of the time. I read about mental illnesses fairly often, but they're usually the same ones - eating disorders, anxiety, depression.

So, I am excited about this book. It's different from what I normally read. I have never read about a character who is intersex, and that will change.

This book comes out on April 7, 2015. It can be found on Goodreads here.

Goodreads Synopsis: A groundbreaking story about a teenage girl who discovers she's 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?

12 comments:

  1. This book sounds really interesting and unique. I've heard it's really good, and I can't wait to read it. Nice choice!!

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    1. I've heard good things as well! Thank you :D

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  2. Oh yes I know what you mean. Lately I have been reading a LOT of YA, even though I want to be more diverse with my reading. This one is on my TBR for sure. It sounds so interesting.

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    1. Yes! I always say I want to read more diversely, but then I see all the popular new releases, and they're not usually that diverse, but they're so hyped that I tend to read those instead.

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  3. I am so excited for this one! I like that its out of the norm too. :)

    I am just letting you know that I nominated you for the Versatile Bloggers Award. You can check out my post with all the information at that link. I look forward to reading your posts - and congrats!

    Rachel @ Rachel's Reading Corner

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    1. Ahh thank you :D I don't really do awards/tags but I am grateful that you nominated me!

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  4. This book sounds amazing!! It's one of my most anticipated releases of the year. It'll definitely be something new for me. :)

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  5. I'm so excited for this book too! I've never read about an intersex character before, so I'm sure it will teach me a lot.

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  6. I love to see books about these kinds of subjects. It's a sign of progress and maybe, just maybe, soon homosexuality, transgender and intersex will not be frowned upon :) I have faith!

    Cucie @ Cucie reads

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    1. Same here! Diversity in books is so, so important.

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