Rated of 5
Although this book focuses on the coming-of-age of a hermaphrodite, its message is relevant to many parent/teen relationships. Its themes of love, acceptance, and friendship are universal. Unlike "Middlesex" (the other popular hermaphrodite-based novel), "Annabel" is not weighed down with family issues and historical themes. It's readable, poignant, and satisfying. Give it a try.