The XY

The XY

by Virginia Bergin

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From the author of H2O and The Storm—She's been taught to fear him. He's been taught to fear her. What if they're both wrong?

In River's world, XYs are a relic of the past, along with things like war and violence. Thanks to the Global Agreements, River's life is simple, safe, and peaceful...until she comes across a body in the road one day. A body that is definitely male, definitely still alive. River isn't prepared for this. There's nothing in the Agreements about how to deal with an XY. Yet one lies before her, sick, suffering, and at her mercy.

River can kill him, or she can save him. Either way, nothing will ever be the same.

Winner of the James Tiptree Jr. Literary Award.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492662181
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 11/06/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 137,091
File size: 879 KB
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

Virginia Bergin is the author of H2O, which The Horn Book Magazine called "Inspiring." She lives in Bristol (UK). Visit her online at and on Twitter @VeeBergin.

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The XY 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Bookyogi 9 months ago
If I could give this book 0 stars I would. I am a voracious reader, about 200 a year for the last three years and I will say, this is the worst of them all. I always finish the books I start and I am glad I finished this one, so that I can say with knowledge, that this book is awful, lacking any valuable or credible storyline. I don’t normally post such negative reviews, but I am hoping to keep others from making my mistake in buying this.
Cute_Book_Nerd More than 1 year ago
I picked up this book without knowing anything about it, the cover design attracted me immediately. It took me some time to get involved in the book but all in all it was a very well written novel that I enjoyed. My favorite thing about this book was the way in which Virginia Bergin wrote it, the way she pieces her words and sentences together is very interesting. Her book flows well and I loved the premise. It was nice to see a world in which women were the focus, although the reason was less than ideal, it was still cool to see women on top. I think this book speaks volumes when it comes to how we view the ideas of war and violence in our society, how it seems to be connected to men more than women. I think it's important that the relationship between the River and Mason turns into one of trust and an unlikely friendship because it breaks down these stereotypes we have become accustomed to. This book is great for a quick weekend read!