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Zondervan, 2014 - Juvenile Fiction - 292 pages
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Where does a firstborn girl fit in a world dominated by men? When Tiadone was born, her parents had two choices: leave their daughter outside the community to die in the wilds, or raise her as male and force her to suppress all feminine traits. Now, as the first female living as male in her village, Tiadone must prove her father didn't make a mistake by letting her live. As her male initiation approaches, Tiadone knows every eye on the community is on her, and desperately wishes to belong and finally be accepted.---But at every step, traditional feminine gifts and traits emerge, and the bird she's been twined with is seen as a sign of the devil. Worse, as Tiadone completes her rites, she finds she is drawn to her male best friend in ways that are very much in line with the female gender. Confused and desperate, Tiadone tries to become what she must be while dealing with what she indeed has become: a young woman who may be able to stand up to her despotic rulers and uncover her real purpose in life.

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The ending was a good one. - Goodreads
The writing was awkward and weirdly phrases. - Goodreads
Very interesting premise. -
Lastly, I hated the ending. - Goodreads
I was a bit conflicted about the ending. - Goodreads
Though I do not really get this plot of the book. - Goodreads

Great setting, flat characters

User Review  - Samantha Coville -

If your firstborn child is a girl, you are face with two options: leave the infant to die outside the protection of the city or raise her as a boy, training her to shun her natural female behaviors ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kiirsi Hellewell - Goodreads

It took a seriously long time to get into this book. I considered leaving it unfinished, several times, but pushed ahead and in the end, I was glad I did finish it. The saving grace was the bond ... Read full review

About the author (2014)

Lorie Ann Grover attended the University of Miami. After school she lived with her husband, David, in South Korea, where she spent most of her time painting and writing poetry. The Grovers have two daughters, Emily and Ellen, and live in Sumner, Washington.

The author of "Loose Threads, " Lorie Ann was inspired to write "On Pointe" by her own experiences as a teenage member of the Miami Ballet Company.

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