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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Waiting On Wednesday [#13]: None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

My WoW pick today is:

None of the Above

Author: I.W. Gregorio
Release Date: April 7th 2015
Publisher: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
Genre: YA Contemporary
A groundbreaking story about a teenage girl who discovers she's intersex . . . and what happens when her secret is revealed to the entire school. Incredibly compelling and sensitively told, None of the Above is a thought-provoking novel that explores what it means to be a boy, a girl, or something in between.

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 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?

Why I'm Waiting On It

Groundbreaking and thought-provoking? YES, PLEASE! I'm always on the lookout for unique contemporaries so None of the Above makes my books-to-watch-out-for list. Intersex is not something I see on YA everyday. Plus the early reviews on Goodreads are really promising! I can't wait to read this book! ^__^ 

What books are you eager to read, precious? Comment away!


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Julie is a Filipina blogger who pretends she has insomnia so she can stay up late reading. When she's not buried in books, she can be found watching anime, drinking chocolate-flavored instant coffee, lurking on the internet, daydreaming and talking about herself in third person. She loves purple and anything sweet!


  1. I've not heard of this one before, but it seems to be worth a read. Thanks for sharing, and I hope you'll like it. :)
    Here's my WoW

  2. AHHH! I saw this book at Twitter before and I'm happy that it will be a 2015 debut novel. I am very excited for this book as well and great pick, Juls! <3

  3. First of all, your meme badge is the cutest thing I've ever seen!
    Now, I have only seen this bookcover floating around. Having read the synopsis now, it seems like a book that needs to be read. Very unique, sensitive matter. Hoping its good and thoughtful.
    Thanks for sharing it! Happy reading :)

  4. I absolutely love your blog design!

    I've seen this book around and it is definitely going on my TBR.

    My WoW

    ~Karina@ Watcha Reading

    1. Aw thanks, Karina! I was thinking of changing my blog design, though. :D Glad you liked it! :)

  5. Really interesting concept, I've seen a few other books with the same theme :)
    here's our WoW :)

  6. So many are waiting for this one, but it's not really my type of read. Hope you get to read it soon though :)
    Kim @ Divergent Gryffindor
    Looking for Guest Reviewers!

  7. I'm looking forward to this book because it does sound ground breaking and thought provoking. I'm ready to give it a try because I have a feeling it is going to be a very important book to read this year.

    Kay @ It's a Book Life

  8. Wow what a unique topic, I havent heard of this one but it is definitely different!

    1. I'm having the same thoughts, Becca. This book really sounds different. :) Thanks for dropping by!

  9. What difficult subject matter! I will be interesting to see what you think about it.

    1. Yes, and because of that difficult subject matter, it'll be intriguing and exciting to read. :)

  10. Hmm, sound interesting! And yes, definitely a unique story for contemporaries! Thanks for highlight this (:


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