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None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio
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it was amazing
bookshelves: ya-issues, ya-contemporary

I’m ashamed to admit I almost wrote this book off before I ever touched it, mostly because I didn’t understand intersex and what it meant. Not until Steph, from Cuddlebuggery, set me straight on our way to NYCC14.

Steph: Awesome! NONE OF THE ABOVE will be available at the Harper booth if we ask for it!
Me: Huh? What book is that?
Steph *pulls up Goodreads*: This one.
Me: Oh, right. Yeah, not my thing.
Steph: Really?
Me: Yeah … I’m just not into transgender books or books about exploring sexuality. It’s not my thing.
Steph: But that’s not what this is about.
Me *frowns and grabs her phone to read the synopsis*: But she’s intersex.
Steph: Exactly. Not transgender.
Me: There’s a difference?

Cue Steph educating me and piquing my curiosity enough that I followed her to the HarperCollins booth and requested a copy to read for myself.

BEST. DECISION. EVER.

Kristin is a very average girl, maybe a little more popular than most of us were in high school, but a normal girl who is dealing with life and boys and sex. When she decides to take the plunge with her high school boyfriend, things don’t go as planned. So she visits the doctor and is told her diagnosis.

What I loved is I felt like I truly got to experience this journey with Kristin. I understand her shock and shame and confusion because I felt it, too. Having doctors explain to Kristin what her condition meant was like having doctors explaining it to me. Rarely have a learned so much in a novel without feeling preached to or like I just finished a text book.

This truly a book about journey and self-discovery and I.W. Gregorio handles is with delicate strength, showcasing the doubt and triumph with incredible grace. I hope this book finds a home in classrooms and libraries across the countries to educate people like Kristin’s classmates. And yes, people like me.
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Reading Progress

October 20, 2014 – Shelved
October 20, 2014 – Shelved as: to-read
Started Reading
October 25, 2014 – Finished Reading
October 27, 2014 – Shelved as: ya-issues
October 27, 2014 – Shelved as: ya-contemporary

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Sophie This book won't be in classrooms because it'll more than likely be placed on the banned books list


Tina I adore your honesty in this review. Hopefully more people'll have a similar experience to yours as they learn about the book.


Mitra I did write it off to at first I knew what intersex meant but kinda not completely and I LOVE the fact that I chose to read it!(I did it because I have an intersex and I wanted to read it so if it was good I'd recommend it to her but I still haven't chosen what to do cause she's 13 so idk maybe this book would be too soon for her? Idk


Mitra I did write it off to at first I knew what intersex meant but kinda not completely and I LOVE the fact that I chose to read it!(I did it because I have an intersex and I wanted to read it so if it was good I'd recommend it to her but I still haven't chosen what to do cause she's 13 so idk maybe this book would be too soon for her? Idk


Mitra I did write it off to at first I knew what intersex meant but kinda not completely and I LOVE the fact that I chose to read it!(I did it because I have an intersex and I wanted to read it so if it was good I'd recommend it to her but I still haven't chosen what to do cause she's 13 so idk maybe this book would be too soon for her? Idk


Mitra I did write it off to at first I knew what intersex meant but kinda not completely and I LOVE the fact that I chose to read it!(I did it because I have an intersex and I wanted to read it so if it was good I'd recommend it to her but I still haven't chosen what to do cause she's 13 so idk maybe this book would be too soon for her? Idk


Mitra I did write it off to at first I knew what intersex meant but kinda not completely and I LOVE the fact that I chose to read it!(I did it because I have an intersex and I wanted to read it so if it was good I'd recommend it to her but I still haven't chosen what to do cause she's 13 so idk maybe this book would be too soon for her? Idk


Mitra I did write it off to at first I knew what intersex meant but kinda not completely and I LOVE the fact that I chose to read it!(I did it because I have an intersex and I wanted to read it so if it was good I'd recommend it to her but I still haven't chosen what to do cause she's 13 so idk maybe this book would be too soon for her? Idk


Mitra I did write it off to at first I knew what intersex meant but kinda not completely and I LOVE the fact that I chose to read it!(I did it because I have an intersex and I wanted to read it so if it was good I'd recommend it to her but I still haven't chosen what to do cause she's 13 so idk maybe this book would be too soon for her? Idk


Mitra I did write it off to at first I knew what intersex meant but kinda not completely and I LOVE the fact that I chose to read it!(I did it because I have an intersex and I wanted to read it so if it was good I'd recommend it to her but I still haven't chosen what to do cause she's 13 so idk maybe this book would be too soon for her? Idk


Mitra I did write it off to at first I knew what intersex meant but kinda not completely and I LOVE the fact that I chose to read it!(I did it because I have an intersex and I wanted to read it so if it was good I'd recommend it to her but I still haven't chosen what to do cause she's 13 so idk maybe this book would be too soon for her? Idk


Mitra I did write it off to at first I knew what intersex meant but kinda not completely and I LOVE the fact that I chose to read it!(I did it because I have an intersex and I wanted to read it so if it was good I'd recommend it to her but I still haven't chosen what to do cause she's 13 so idk maybe this book would be too soon for her? Idk


Mitra I did write it off to at first I knew what intersex meant but kinda not completely and I LOVE the fact that I chose to read it!(I did it because I have an intersex and I wanted to read it so if it was good I'd recommend it to her but I still haven't chosen what to do cause she's 13 so idk maybe this book would be too soon for her? Idk


Mitra I did write it off to at first I knew what intersex meant but kinda not completely and I LOVE the fact that I chose to read it!(I did it because I have an intersex and I wanted to read it so if it was good I'd recommend it to her but I still haven't chosen what to do cause she's 13 so idk maybe this book would be too soon for her? Idk


Mitra I did write it off to at first I knew what intersex meant but kinda not completely and I LOVE the fact that I chose to read it!(I did it because I have an intersex and I wanted to read it so if it was good I'd recommend it to her but I still haven't chosen what to do cause she's 13 so idk maybe this book would be too soon for her? Idk


Mitra I did write it off to at first I knew what intersex meant but kinda not completely and I LOVE the fact that I chose to read it!(I did it because I have an intersex and I wanted to read it so if it was good I'd recommend it to her but I still haven't chosen what to do cause she's 13 so idk maybe this book would be too soon for her? Idk


Mitra I did write it off to at first I knew what intersex meant but kinda not completely and I LOVE the fact that I chose to read it!(I did it because I have an intersex and I wanted to read it so if it was good I'd recommend it to her but I still haven't chosen what to do cause she's 13 so idk maybe this book would be too soon for her? Idk


Mitra I did write it off to at first I knew what intersex meant but kinda not completely and I LOVE the fact that I chose to read it!(I did it because I have an intersex and I wanted to read it so if it was good I'd recommend it to her but I still haven't chosen what to do cause she's 13 so idk maybe this book would be too soon for her? Idk


Mitra I did write it off to at first I knew what intersex meant but kinda not completely and I LOVE the fact that I chose to read it!(I did it because I have an intersex and I wanted to read it so if it was good I'd recommend it to her but I still haven't chosen what to do cause she's 13 so idk maybe this book would be too soon for her? Idk


Mitra I did write it off to at first I knew what intersex meant but kinda not completely and I LOVE the fact that I chose to read it!(I did it because I have an intersex and I wanted to read it so if it was good I'd recommend it to her but I still haven't chosen what to do cause she's 13 so idk maybe this book would be too soon for her? Idk


Mitra I did write it off to at first I knew what intersex meant but kinda not completely and I LOVE the fact that I chose to read it!(I did it because I have an intersex and I wanted to read it so if it was good I'd recommend it to her but I still haven't chosen what to do cause she's 13 so idk maybe this book would be too soon for her? Idk


Mitra I did write it off to at first I knew what intersex meant but kinda not completely and I LOVE the fact that I chose to read it!(I did it because I have an intersex and I wanted to read it so if it was good I'd recommend it to her but I still haven't chosen what to do cause she's 13 so idk maybe this book would be too soon for her? Idk


Mitra I did write it off to at first I knew what intersex meant but kinda not completely and I LOVE the fact that I chose to read it!(I did it because I have an intersex and I wanted to read it so if it was good I'd recommend it to her but I still haven't chosen what to do cause she's 13 so idk maybe this book would be too soon for her? Idk


Mitra I did write it off to at first I knew what intersex meant but kinda not completely and I LOVE the fact that I chose to read it!(I did it because I have an intersex and I wanted to read it so if it was good I'd recommend it to her but I still haven't chosen what to do cause she's 13 so idk maybe this book would be too soon for her? Idk


Mitra I did write it off to at first I knew what intersex meant but kinda not completely and I LOVE the fact that I chose to read it!(I did it because I have an intersex and I wanted to read it so if it was good I'd recommend it to her but I still haven't chosen what to do cause she's 13 so idk maybe this book would be too soon for her? Idk


Mitra I did write it off to at first I knew what intersex meant but kinda not completely and I LOVE the fact that I chose to read it!(I did it because I have an intersex and I wanted to read it so if it was good I'd recommend it to her but I still haven't chosen what to do cause she's 13 so idk maybe this book would be too soon for her? Idk


Mitra I did write it off to at first I knew what intersex meant but kinda not completely and I LOVE the fact that I chose to read it!(I did it because I have an intersex and I wanted to read it so if it was good I'd recommend it to her but I still haven't chosen what to do cause she's 13 so idk maybe this book would be too soon for her? Idk


Mitra I did write it off to at first I knew what intersex meant but kinda not completely and I LOVE the fact that I chose to read it!(I did it because I have an intersex and I wanted to read it so if it was good I'd recommend it to her but I still haven't chosen what to do cause she's 13 so idk maybe this book would be too soon for her? Idk


Mitra I did write it off to at first I knew what intersex meant but kinda not completely and I LOVE the fact that I chose to read it!(I did it because I have an intersex and I wanted to read it so if it was good I'd recommend it to her but I still haven't chosen what to do cause she's 13 so idk maybe this book would be too soon for her? Idk


Mitra I did write it off to at first I knew what intersex meant but kinda not completely and I LOVE the fact that I chose to read it!(I did it because I have an intersex and I wanted to read it so if it was good I'd recommend it to her but I still haven't chosen what to do cause she's 13 so idk maybe this book would be too soon for her? Idk


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