Firstborn

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Zondervan, Dec 31, 2013 - 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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User Review  - Cherylk - LibraryThing

I have seen this book a couple of times on different websites. I thought the cover was cool and the concept of the story intrigued me. I finally decided to check this book out and see what it really ... Read full review

A good story for an older audience

User Review  - An Avid Reader - Christianbook.com

While reading through the list of books available for review through the BookLook Blogger program, the synopsis of Firstborn by Lorie Ann Grover caught my eye. Tiadone is a firstborn daughter in a ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Lorie Ann Grover is the author of young adult novels including Hit , which Hypable calls "a powerful book about tragedy and recovery which shows you both sides of the story, for better or worse." She has authored Loose Threads , a Booklist Top 10 Youth First Novel, andnbsp; On Pointe , a Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year. As a literacy advocate, she is a co-founder of readergirlz, which was awarded the National Book Foundation's Innovations in Reading Prize.nbsp;nbsp;

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