Length: 7 hrs., 20 mins.
A YA novel discussing the obscure topic of: intersex. We’re becoming more and more knowledgeable of the LGBTQ community, but intersex is still relatively unheard of.
Krissy was born a girl, identified as such as well. Until a painfully, cut-short prom night romp in the back of a limo with her boyfriend, Sam, that made her realize that there may be something wrong. It hurt. Making an appointment with her best friend’s OBGYN to get to the bottom of this discomfort she finds out something about herself that changes her life forever.
Two hernias in her abdomen which upon further investigation are testicles, and Krissy is without the reproductive organs of a female. And thus begins the story of a girl who has to decide how to continue her life now considered intersex: does she tick ‘female’ or ‘male’?
I really enjoyed this novel because of it’s realistic perspective on how a teenager might actually react to this sort of news. She lost her mother to cancer and only has her father to really turn to, and everything is scary and uncertain, and you don’t know who to confide in. The whole experience seems extremely daunting, but I can say I have learned something new that I hadn’t even considered a possibility.