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 having sex 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? This groundbreaking story about a teenage girl who discovers she's intersex is incredibly compelling and sensitively told.
"Gregorio's helpful author's note explains that numerous AIS perspectives and sources were consulted in the writing process; it is evident that research was done to give this fictional account realism and nuance. Links and resources about being intersex are provided for further reading....this book serves as a useful introduction to the discussion around intersexuality, particularly from a youth viewpoint." — Ashleigh Williams, School Library Journal
|Recommended Age||14 and up|
|Author||I. W. Gregorio|
|Publication Date||Apr 7, 2015|
|Publisher||Balzer + Bray|