At sixteen, the four-foot-eleven soprano leaves home school for a boys’ dorm at college. The elfin princess can live in the books Jameson reads and nobody has to find out he isn’t like the other boys.
When a medical student tells Jamie he should have been raised female, he discovers the life he could have as a girl. The elfin princess can thrive, but will she risk losing her family and her education for a boyfriend who may desert her, or a toddler she may never be allowed to adopt?
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I found out while reading this book that I'm not as squeamish as I thought I was. Because when the author first contacted me about this book, I wondered if it would be a good idea for me to read it. I wondered if it would freak me out, or if I just wouldn't be able to handle the subject matter.
I was pleasantly surprised, because not only could I deal, I also quite enjoyed it. The subject matter was taboo, but it appealed to me as a reader. I needed to know what happened to Jamie, and I was actually quite happy with the results. This book is really ground-breaking, especially in the YA industry, and I'm proud to be a part of it's delivery. :)
Jamie was a very intriguing character, because honestly, we're dealing with an intersex girl that's been told, and forced to be, a boy her entire life. She never knew that she be either. She just thought that she had to be a boy, because that's what her family chose for her to be.
I found myself systematically loving Jamie's family, then being horrified by their actions. Jamie's mom was either supporting her, or telling her that she needed to change, and I just don't get that kind of behavior.
It's uncalled for, don't you think? Just because God made her an intersex doesn't mean that he hates her. All in all, I found this book to be a heart-breakingly good novel, written about intersex from a christian view, that was thoroughly thought-provoking.
*Book Provided by Author for review.
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September 18, 2012