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Golden Boy by Abigail Tarttelin
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it was amazing
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Max Walker seems to have a wonderful life. He is popular, athletic and does well academically. What few people know, is that he is a hermaphrodite or using the modern term intersex. This book does an excellent job of explaining the problems and feelings that he must overcome. This isn't something that you can easily share with people and makes it nearly impossible to be intimate with anyone. Instead of chapters the book is divided by sections headed by the name of the character narrating that part of the story. This allows the author to give us incredible insights into the character's thoughts and feelings. The book has a wonderful flow and is one of those can't put it down books. I devoured it in two days. The author's handling of the delicate subject and its repercussions is incredible. The character development and insight is extraordinary especially since the author is only 25 years old.
I am obligated to disclose that I received this book in a Goodreads giveaway.
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November 12, 2012 – Shelved
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December 27, 2012 – Finished Reading

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