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?
-Taken from Goodreads
Although it is about intersex, a lot of people can relate to what the main character goes through. And I mean going through high school, bullies, cyberbullying, body issues, we all go through them. There were times wherein I found the main character annoying, like when it came to some of her decisions and reactions to things. But in the end, it was understandable if you're a 16 year old going through what she had to go through. Also, the way they tackled some of the more emotional concepts wasn't right for me but in the end, I still enjoyed reading it.
It's a great read if you're interested in a little something different. Sure, the story still has its cliches, but what story doesn't? I'd definitely recommend everyone to read this!
- Ana Matti
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