Review: Confessions of a Teenage Hermaphrodite

Name of book: Confessions of A Teenage Hermaphrodite
Author: Lianne Simon
Publication:  September 18th 2012 by Faie Miss Press
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Source: Signed by author, won from @A Battilion of Words

Jamie was born with one testis, one ovary, and a pixie face. He can be like other boys after minor surgery and a few years on testosterone. At least that's what his parents always say. But he sees an elfin princess in the mirror and male hormones would only turn her into a hairy little monster. To become the man his parents expect, he must put behind him the hopes and dreams of a little girl.

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 know he isn't like the other boys. But then a medical student tells Jamie that he should have been raised female. Suppressed childhood memories stir and Jamie begins a perilous journey to adulthood. The elfin princess can thrive, but will she risk losing her family and her education for a boyfriend who may leave her, and a toddler she may never be allowed to adopt?

-- My Rating --

-- My Thoughts --

     I entered a giveaway for this book, it looked interesting since it provides the perspective of a hermaphrodite. Which is unique and is my very first book in this genre. But I loved the experience and I will definitely try more books by Lianne Simon.
     Jamie "Jamison" has lived as a boy for years. She made her parents, friends, and teachers believe she was a boy, but never herself. She knew deep in her heart that she was a princess, someone who wears dresses and crushes on boys.
     So when a medical teacher tells Jamie that she should have been raised a female. In the summer, Jamie decides to experience what it feels like to be a girl. But when college starts again, she has to decide. Between being a boy and regretting her life forever or being what she wants the most, a girl.
     Why was Jamie raised as a boy? Will anyone ever love a girl like her? Will she ever be allowed to adopt the toddler whom she adores? Find out much more when you read this realistic, thought-provoking novel that will make you think twice about what it means to be a boy or a girl.
     I LIKED this book SO much! I admit it, when I started this book, I had no damn idea whether I will like it at all. But it was so different that it captured me right after the first chapter. Yeah, it was a little slow and confusing at the first chapter or two, but when the writing grew on me, I started liking it VERY much.
     I LOVED Jamie. She was different from every other protagonist I have ever had the pleasure of reading about, both physically and mentally. She was so innocent and lovely, I immediately fell in love with her. And of course, the boys, Tyler and Seth were both understanding and adorable. They are the type that makes you wish they were real. But don't worry, it's not a love triangle nor an instant-love. I loved Jamie's growing relationship with both of them.
     If you want a unique, enjoyable read that will give you a different perspective of life, love, and having faith, then Confessions of A Teenage Hermaphrodite will be the right cup of tea for YOU! I can't wait to read more by Lianne Simon.


  1. This sounds like a very interesting book!! My daughter is transgendered so I am very intrigued by this type of story. Thanks for sharing!!

    1. Thank you very much for stopping by!
      Hope it helps her go through life

  2. It sounds like an eye opener. Thanks for sharing your comments. :-)


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