Odd One Out

Odd One Out

From the author of Dear Martin comes this exploration of old friendships, new crushes, and the path to self-discovery. Courtney "Coop" Cooper Dumped. Again. And normally I wouldn't mind. But right now, my best friend and source of solace, Jupiter Sanchez, is ignoring me to text some girl. Rae Evelyn Chin I assumed "new girl" would be synonymous with "pariah," but Jupiter and From the author of Dear Martin comes this exploration of old friendships, new crushes, and the path to self-di...

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Title:Odd One Out
Author:Nic Stone
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:1101939532
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

Odd One Out Reviews

  • Kelly
    Sep 29, 2018

    When I read Dear Martin from this author last year, I enjoyed it and found the plot important enough to give it a high rating, but something about it didn?t quite ?click? with me, so I was super apprehensive about reading Odd One Out. On one hand, I was wary that it, like its pre...

    4.5 stars. Courtney Aloysius Cooper IV ("Coop") has been in love with his best friend Jupiter for as long as he can remember. He knows she is a lesbian so he knows a romantic relationship between the two will never happen, but that doesn't stop him from thinking about her all the ti...

    me, before reading this book: god, if you?re out there, please don?t let me hate this book as much as I hate its cover me, after reading this book: god, if you?re out there, why do you hate me ...

    I'm flip-flopping between a 3 and a 4 on this one bc it was both unrealistic and messy as hell, while also being super realistic and messy as hell. There were certain things about the plot that I found completely unbelievable and really distracted me from the story, but I still really ...

    Wow, do I ever wish I had this book during high school. It was so relatable to something similar I went through, and which I?ve never seen represented in YA before. It was funny and real. And oh gosh, Coop is a precious cinnamon roll! I wanted to be friends with these characters so b...

    legend says i am more likely to read a book featuring love triangles if it's gay somehow. it's me. i'm the legend. ...

    ARCs are out in the world, so I can finally talk about this book - and believe me when I say Nic really has outdone herself with ODD ONE OUT. It's one of the best books I read in 2017, and I can't express how perfect it is and how the representation of both sexuality and race is going ...

    Odd One Out is a book about how it's like to be a questioning teenager in a world that doesn't like people who do not fit into a box. I don't think I've ever read anything similar and I really appreciated what it was trying to accomplish, but I'm not sure it succeeded. It follows thre...

    10/22/18 Now that I'm thinking about this book again, I lowered it down to two stars. I have so many more things that I disliked more than I liked. ***************** I didn't love this like I thought that I would. To be honest my thoughts are still all over the place. So much of t...

    W O W uh WOW ...

    At the start of the year, I read Dear Martin by Nic Stone and rated it 4,5 cupcakes so you can say I was quite excited to hear about her new novel. Not to mention there'd be queer characters. I was sold, needed it. Then I actually finished it, was torn and.. the more time passed, the m...

    This book would have changed my life if I'd had it when I was 16. It's about figuring out who it's okay to love and the thin lines between friendship and romance and sex. It's about how messy love can be, and about how it's okay to be unsure about everything. And it is damn good. ...

    In Nic Stone's latest, we meet Courtney, Jupiter and Rae, three friends who have got a lot to figure out. About each other and about themselves. One story. Three sides. No easy answers. Feels sorta cliche to say, but this definitely is a book I wish I had when I was younger. It w...

    jupiter for two thirds of this book: ?i?m a lesbian? jupiter when she gets her own pov: ?yeet i like boys but i?m a lesbian but also maybe not who knows?? this book was messy, messy, messy. part of me can?t believe it was actually written by a queer woman. three povs ...

    A book about queer teens of colour! ...

    I really enjoyed this. Perfectly explores the complicated reality of young relationships, platonic and otherwise. ...

    GoodRead ...

    Actual rating: 4.5 stars THIS BOOK IS SO MESSY IN THE BEST OF WAYS AND IT STRESSED ME OUT AND I LOVED IT! If you want a sum up of my coherent thoughts, I loved the way sexuality is explored here, it's fluid, it's messy, it's confusing. As well as relationships especially between p...

    This book was incredibly messy, but in a very good way. It perfectly encapsulates how messy attraction can be and how confusing labels are and I loved it. Also, fun fact: before reading this book I was thinking about how I miss having crushes on people, but while reading this book ...

    Three teens of color. Three sexualities. . . but maybe more. This is a fabulous YA novel about what identity means and how sexual identity is a fluid thing and sometimes hard to define. The story itself follows Coop and Jupiter, who are best friends that have always felt something a li...

  • Gary Anderson
    Nov 02, 2018

    When I read Dear Martin from this author last year, I enjoyed it and found the plot important enough to give it a high rating, but something about it didn?t quite ?click? with me, so I was super apprehensive about reading Odd One Out. On one hand, I was wary that it, like its pre...

    4.5 stars. Courtney Aloysius Cooper IV ("Coop") has been in love with his best friend Jupiter for as long as he can remember. He knows she is a lesbian so he knows a romantic relationship between the two will never happen, but that doesn't stop him from thinking about her all the ti...

    me, before reading this book: god, if you?re out there, please don?t let me hate this book as much as I hate its cover me, after reading this book: god, if you?re out there, why do you hate me ...

    I'm flip-flopping between a 3 and a 4 on this one bc it was both unrealistic and messy as hell, while also being super realistic and messy as hell. There were certain things about the plot that I found completely unbelievable and really distracted me from the story, but I still really ...

    Wow, do I ever wish I had this book during high school. It was so relatable to something similar I went through, and which I?ve never seen represented in YA before. It was funny and real. And oh gosh, Coop is a precious cinnamon roll! I wanted to be friends with these characters so b...

    legend says i am more likely to read a book featuring love triangles if it's gay somehow. it's me. i'm the legend. ...

    ARCs are out in the world, so I can finally talk about this book - and believe me when I say Nic really has outdone herself with ODD ONE OUT. It's one of the best books I read in 2017, and I can't express how perfect it is and how the representation of both sexuality and race is going ...

    Odd One Out is a book about how it's like to be a questioning teenager in a world that doesn't like people who do not fit into a box. I don't think I've ever read anything similar and I really appreciated what it was trying to accomplish, but I'm not sure it succeeded. It follows thre...

    10/22/18 Now that I'm thinking about this book again, I lowered it down to two stars. I have so many more things that I disliked more than I liked. ***************** I didn't love this like I thought that I would. To be honest my thoughts are still all over the place. So much of t...

    W O W uh WOW ...

    At the start of the year, I read Dear Martin by Nic Stone and rated it 4,5 cupcakes so you can say I was quite excited to hear about her new novel. Not to mention there'd be queer characters. I was sold, needed it. Then I actually finished it, was torn and.. the more time passed, the m...

    This book would have changed my life if I'd had it when I was 16. It's about figuring out who it's okay to love and the thin lines between friendship and romance and sex. It's about how messy love can be, and about how it's okay to be unsure about everything. And it is damn good. ...

    In Nic Stone's latest, we meet Courtney, Jupiter and Rae, three friends who have got a lot to figure out. About each other and about themselves. One story. Three sides. No easy answers. Feels sorta cliche to say, but this definitely is a book I wish I had when I was younger. It w...

    jupiter for two thirds of this book: ?i?m a lesbian? jupiter when she gets her own pov: ?yeet i like boys but i?m a lesbian but also maybe not who knows?? this book was messy, messy, messy. part of me can?t believe it was actually written by a queer woman. three povs ...

    A book about queer teens of colour! ...

    I really enjoyed this. Perfectly explores the complicated reality of young relationships, platonic and otherwise. ...

    GoodRead ...

    Actual rating: 4.5 stars THIS BOOK IS SO MESSY IN THE BEST OF WAYS AND IT STRESSED ME OUT AND I LOVED IT! If you want a sum up of my coherent thoughts, I loved the way sexuality is explored here, it's fluid, it's messy, it's confusing. As well as relationships especially between p...

    This book was incredibly messy, but in a very good way. It perfectly encapsulates how messy attraction can be and how confusing labels are and I loved it. Also, fun fact: before reading this book I was thinking about how I miss having crushes on people, but while reading this book ...

    Three teens of color. Three sexualities. . . but maybe more. This is a fabulous YA novel about what identity means and how sexual identity is a fluid thing and sometimes hard to define. The story itself follows Coop and Jupiter, who are best friends that have always felt something a li...

    2.5 stars This was ? disappointing. Don't get me wrong: Odd One Out is easily one of the most diverse and honest books I've ever read. I was so excited to read about these three protagonists of colour, two of which are questioning their sexual identities. And there's so much im...

    *4.5 stars* I feel so seen and so validated after finishing this book. Odd One Out deals heavily with identity and the process of questioning the things you thought were certain about yourself. I wish I could go back in time and throw this book at my teen self who was grappling with...

    Odd One Out has the closest representation of a Love Triangle I've ever read in YA lit. Truly. The story engages the complexities of sexual identity and fluidity, intersectionalism, and non-traditional families through three separate "novellas" -- each novella being a different charact...

    Odd One Out is a coming-of-age story which explores friendship, love and self-discovery. Through her telling of the story, Nic Stone triumphs with her representation of race and sexuality, the complex nature of discovering who we truly are and the reality that is the fluidity of labels...

    In her 2014 Ted Talk ?The Danger of a Single Story,? novelist Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie said, ?I?ve always felt that it is impossible to engage properly with a place or person without engaging with all of the stories of that place and that person.? Literature critic Edward W. ...

  • Ashley
    Apr 13, 2018

    When I read Dear Martin from this author last year, I enjoyed it and found the plot important enough to give it a high rating, but something about it didn?t quite ?click? with me, so I was super apprehensive about reading Odd One Out. On one hand, I was wary that it, like its pre...

    4.5 stars. Courtney Aloysius Cooper IV ("Coop") has been in love with his best friend Jupiter for as long as he can remember. He knows she is a lesbian so he knows a romantic relationship between the two will never happen, but that doesn't stop him from thinking about her all the ti...

    me, before reading this book: god, if you?re out there, please don?t let me hate this book as much as I hate its cover me, after reading this book: god, if you?re out there, why do you hate me ...

    I'm flip-flopping between a 3 and a 4 on this one bc it was both unrealistic and messy as hell, while also being super realistic and messy as hell. There were certain things about the plot that I found completely unbelievable and really distracted me from the story, but I still really ...

    Wow, do I ever wish I had this book during high school. It was so relatable to something similar I went through, and which I?ve never seen represented in YA before. It was funny and real. And oh gosh, Coop is a precious cinnamon roll! I wanted to be friends with these characters so b...

    legend says i am more likely to read a book featuring love triangles if it's gay somehow. it's me. i'm the legend. ...

    ARCs are out in the world, so I can finally talk about this book - and believe me when I say Nic really has outdone herself with ODD ONE OUT. It's one of the best books I read in 2017, and I can't express how perfect it is and how the representation of both sexuality and race is going ...

    Odd One Out is a book about how it's like to be a questioning teenager in a world that doesn't like people who do not fit into a box. I don't think I've ever read anything similar and I really appreciated what it was trying to accomplish, but I'm not sure it succeeded. It follows thre...

    10/22/18 Now that I'm thinking about this book again, I lowered it down to two stars. I have so many more things that I disliked more than I liked. ***************** I didn't love this like I thought that I would. To be honest my thoughts are still all over the place. So much of t...

    W O W uh WOW ...

    At the start of the year, I read Dear Martin by Nic Stone and rated it 4,5 cupcakes so you can say I was quite excited to hear about her new novel. Not to mention there'd be queer characters. I was sold, needed it. Then I actually finished it, was torn and.. the more time passed, the m...

    This book would have changed my life if I'd had it when I was 16. It's about figuring out who it's okay to love and the thin lines between friendship and romance and sex. It's about how messy love can be, and about how it's okay to be unsure about everything. And it is damn good. ...

  • Isabella
    Oct 03, 2018

    When I read Dear Martin from this author last year, I enjoyed it and found the plot important enough to give it a high rating, but something about it didn?t quite ?click? with me, so I was super apprehensive about reading Odd One Out. On one hand, I was wary that it, like its pre...

    4.5 stars. Courtney Aloysius Cooper IV ("Coop") has been in love with his best friend Jupiter for as long as he can remember. He knows she is a lesbian so he knows a romantic relationship between the two will never happen, but that doesn't stop him from thinking about her all the ti...

    me, before reading this book: god, if you?re out there, please don?t let me hate this book as much as I hate its cover me, after reading this book: god, if you?re out there, why do you hate me ...

    I'm flip-flopping between a 3 and a 4 on this one bc it was both unrealistic and messy as hell, while also being super realistic and messy as hell. There were certain things about the plot that I found completely unbelievable and really distracted me from the story, but I still really ...

    Wow, do I ever wish I had this book during high school. It was so relatable to something similar I went through, and which I?ve never seen represented in YA before. It was funny and real. And oh gosh, Coop is a precious cinnamon roll! I wanted to be friends with these characters so b...

    legend says i am more likely to read a book featuring love triangles if it's gay somehow. it's me. i'm the legend. ...

    ARCs are out in the world, so I can finally talk about this book - and believe me when I say Nic really has outdone herself with ODD ONE OUT. It's one of the best books I read in 2017, and I can't express how perfect it is and how the representation of both sexuality and race is going ...

    Odd One Out is a book about how it's like to be a questioning teenager in a world that doesn't like people who do not fit into a box. I don't think I've ever read anything similar and I really appreciated what it was trying to accomplish, but I'm not sure it succeeded. It follows thre...

    10/22/18 Now that I'm thinking about this book again, I lowered it down to two stars. I have so many more things that I disliked more than I liked. ***************** I didn't love this like I thought that I would. To be honest my thoughts are still all over the place. So much of t...

    W O W uh WOW ...

    At the start of the year, I read Dear Martin by Nic Stone and rated it 4,5 cupcakes so you can say I was quite excited to hear about her new novel. Not to mention there'd be queer characters. I was sold, needed it. Then I actually finished it, was torn and.. the more time passed, the m...

    This book would have changed my life if I'd had it when I was 16. It's about figuring out who it's okay to love and the thin lines between friendship and romance and sex. It's about how messy love can be, and about how it's okay to be unsure about everything. And it is damn good. ...

    In Nic Stone's latest, we meet Courtney, Jupiter and Rae, three friends who have got a lot to figure out. About each other and about themselves. One story. Three sides. No easy answers. Feels sorta cliche to say, but this definitely is a book I wish I had when I was younger. It w...

    jupiter for two thirds of this book: ?i?m a lesbian? jupiter when she gets her own pov: ?yeet i like boys but i?m a lesbian but also maybe not who knows?? this book was messy, messy, messy. part of me can?t believe it was actually written by a queer woman. three povs ...

    A book about queer teens of colour! ...

    I really enjoyed this. Perfectly explores the complicated reality of young relationships, platonic and otherwise. ...

    GoodRead ...

    Actual rating: 4.5 stars THIS BOOK IS SO MESSY IN THE BEST OF WAYS AND IT STRESSED ME OUT AND I LOVED IT! If you want a sum up of my coherent thoughts, I loved the way sexuality is explored here, it's fluid, it's messy, it's confusing. As well as relationships especially between p...

    This book was incredibly messy, but in a very good way. It perfectly encapsulates how messy attraction can be and how confusing labels are and I loved it. Also, fun fact: before reading this book I was thinking about how I miss having crushes on people, but while reading this book ...

    Three teens of color. Three sexualities. . . but maybe more. This is a fabulous YA novel about what identity means and how sexual identity is a fluid thing and sometimes hard to define. The story itself follows Coop and Jupiter, who are best friends that have always felt something a li...

    2.5 stars This was ? disappointing. Don't get me wrong: Odd One Out is easily one of the most diverse and honest books I've ever read. I was so excited to read about these three protagonists of colour, two of which are questioning their sexual identities. And there's so much im...

  • Larry H
    Oct 13, 2018

    When I read Dear Martin from this author last year, I enjoyed it and found the plot important enough to give it a high rating, but something about it didn?t quite ?click? with me, so I was super apprehensive about reading Odd One Out. On one hand, I was wary that it, like its pre...

    4.5 stars. Courtney Aloysius Cooper IV ("Coop") has been in love with his best friend Jupiter for as long as he can remember. He knows she is a lesbian so he knows a romantic relationship between the two will never happen, but that doesn't stop him from thinking about her all the ti...

  • Ricky
    Apr 13, 2018

    When I read Dear Martin from this author last year, I enjoyed it and found the plot important enough to give it a high rating, but something about it didn?t quite ?click? with me, so I was super apprehensive about reading Odd One Out. On one hand, I was wary that it, like its pre...

    4.5 stars. Courtney Aloysius Cooper IV ("Coop") has been in love with his best friend Jupiter for as long as he can remember. He knows she is a lesbian so he knows a romantic relationship between the two will never happen, but that doesn't stop him from thinking about her all the ti...

    me, before reading this book: god, if you?re out there, please don?t let me hate this book as much as I hate its cover me, after reading this book: god, if you?re out there, why do you hate me ...

    I'm flip-flopping between a 3 and a 4 on this one bc it was both unrealistic and messy as hell, while also being super realistic and messy as hell. There were certain things about the plot that I found completely unbelievable and really distracted me from the story, but I still really ...

    Wow, do I ever wish I had this book during high school. It was so relatable to something similar I went through, and which I?ve never seen represented in YA before. It was funny and real. And oh gosh, Coop is a precious cinnamon roll! I wanted to be friends with these characters so b...

    legend says i am more likely to read a book featuring love triangles if it's gay somehow. it's me. i'm the legend. ...

    ARCs are out in the world, so I can finally talk about this book - and believe me when I say Nic really has outdone herself with ODD ONE OUT. It's one of the best books I read in 2017, and I can't express how perfect it is and how the representation of both sexuality and race is going ...

    Odd One Out is a book about how it's like to be a questioning teenager in a world that doesn't like people who do not fit into a box. I don't think I've ever read anything similar and I really appreciated what it was trying to accomplish, but I'm not sure it succeeded. It follows thre...

    10/22/18 Now that I'm thinking about this book again, I lowered it down to two stars. I have so many more things that I disliked more than I liked. ***************** I didn't love this like I thought that I would. To be honest my thoughts are still all over the place. So much of t...

    W O W uh WOW ...

    At the start of the year, I read Dear Martin by Nic Stone and rated it 4,5 cupcakes so you can say I was quite excited to hear about her new novel. Not to mention there'd be queer characters. I was sold, needed it. Then I actually finished it, was torn and.. the more time passed, the m...

    This book would have changed my life if I'd had it when I was 16. It's about figuring out who it's okay to love and the thin lines between friendship and romance and sex. It's about how messy love can be, and about how it's okay to be unsure about everything. And it is damn good. ...

    In Nic Stone's latest, we meet Courtney, Jupiter and Rae, three friends who have got a lot to figure out. About each other and about themselves. One story. Three sides. No easy answers. Feels sorta cliche to say, but this definitely is a book I wish I had when I was younger. It w...

    jupiter for two thirds of this book: ?i?m a lesbian? jupiter when she gets her own pov: ?yeet i like boys but i?m a lesbian but also maybe not who knows?? this book was messy, messy, messy. part of me can?t believe it was actually written by a queer woman. three povs ...

    A book about queer teens of colour! ...

    I really enjoyed this. Perfectly explores the complicated reality of young relationships, platonic and otherwise. ...

    GoodRead ...

    Actual rating: 4.5 stars THIS BOOK IS SO MESSY IN THE BEST OF WAYS AND IT STRESSED ME OUT AND I LOVED IT! If you want a sum up of my coherent thoughts, I loved the way sexuality is explored here, it's fluid, it's messy, it's confusing. As well as relationships especially between p...

    This book was incredibly messy, but in a very good way. It perfectly encapsulates how messy attraction can be and how confusing labels are and I loved it. Also, fun fact: before reading this book I was thinking about how I miss having crushes on people, but while reading this book ...

    Three teens of color. Three sexualities. . . but maybe more. This is a fabulous YA novel about what identity means and how sexual identity is a fluid thing and sometimes hard to define. The story itself follows Coop and Jupiter, who are best friends that have always felt something a li...

    2.5 stars This was ? disappointing. Don't get me wrong: Odd One Out is easily one of the most diverse and honest books I've ever read. I was so excited to read about these three protagonists of colour, two of which are questioning their sexual identities. And there's so much im...

    *4.5 stars* I feel so seen and so validated after finishing this book. Odd One Out deals heavily with identity and the process of questioning the things you thought were certain about yourself. I wish I could go back in time and throw this book at my teen self who was grappling with...

    Odd One Out has the closest representation of a Love Triangle I've ever read in YA lit. Truly. The story engages the complexities of sexual identity and fluidity, intersectionalism, and non-traditional families through three separate "novellas" -- each novella being a different charact...

    Odd One Out is a coming-of-age story which explores friendship, love and self-discovery. Through her telling of the story, Nic Stone triumphs with her representation of race and sexuality, the complex nature of discovering who we truly are and the reality that is the fluidity of labels...

    In her 2014 Ted Talk ?The Danger of a Single Story,? novelist Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie said, ?I?ve always felt that it is impossible to engage properly with a place or person without engaging with all of the stories of that place and that person.? Literature critic Edward W. ...

    Odd One Out is a brilliant, honest take on the complexities of sexuality. ...

    not for me. the first scene when he takes advantage of his close friendship with Jupiter and gets his rocks off from that hug lmao YIKES. That made me very uncomfy. I wasn't really interested in hearing about a guy in love with his gay best friend. like I get it, but it's not for me...

    "Love is hard, sex is easy." -Arcade Fire, "Signs of Life" Welcome to the third in my series of ARC reviews for books I received on Twitter's very own #arcsfortrade this August 2018. We're at the halfway point now, surrounded by two books on either side of Nic Stone's latest: the a...

  • Madalyn (Novel Ink)
    Jun 08, 2018

    When I read Dear Martin from this author last year, I enjoyed it and found the plot important enough to give it a high rating, but something about it didn?t quite ?click? with me, so I was super apprehensive about reading Odd One Out. On one hand, I was wary that it, like its pre...

    4.5 stars. Courtney Aloysius Cooper IV ("Coop") has been in love with his best friend Jupiter for as long as he can remember. He knows she is a lesbian so he knows a romantic relationship between the two will never happen, but that doesn't stop him from thinking about her all the ti...

    me, before reading this book: god, if you?re out there, please don?t let me hate this book as much as I hate its cover me, after reading this book: god, if you?re out there, why do you hate me ...

    I'm flip-flopping between a 3 and a 4 on this one bc it was both unrealistic and messy as hell, while also being super realistic and messy as hell. There were certain things about the plot that I found completely unbelievable and really distracted me from the story, but I still really ...

    Wow, do I ever wish I had this book during high school. It was so relatable to something similar I went through, and which I?ve never seen represented in YA before. It was funny and real. And oh gosh, Coop is a precious cinnamon roll! I wanted to be friends with these characters so b...

    legend says i am more likely to read a book featuring love triangles if it's gay somehow. it's me. i'm the legend. ...

    ARCs are out in the world, so I can finally talk about this book - and believe me when I say Nic really has outdone herself with ODD ONE OUT. It's one of the best books I read in 2017, and I can't express how perfect it is and how the representation of both sexuality and race is going ...

    Odd One Out is a book about how it's like to be a questioning teenager in a world that doesn't like people who do not fit into a box. I don't think I've ever read anything similar and I really appreciated what it was trying to accomplish, but I'm not sure it succeeded. It follows thre...

    10/22/18 Now that I'm thinking about this book again, I lowered it down to two stars. I have so many more things that I disliked more than I liked. ***************** I didn't love this like I thought that I would. To be honest my thoughts are still all over the place. So much of t...

    W O W uh WOW ...

    At the start of the year, I read Dear Martin by Nic Stone and rated it 4,5 cupcakes so you can say I was quite excited to hear about her new novel. Not to mention there'd be queer characters. I was sold, needed it. Then I actually finished it, was torn and.. the more time passed, the m...

    This book would have changed my life if I'd had it when I was 16. It's about figuring out who it's okay to love and the thin lines between friendship and romance and sex. It's about how messy love can be, and about how it's okay to be unsure about everything. And it is damn good. ...

    In Nic Stone's latest, we meet Courtney, Jupiter and Rae, three friends who have got a lot to figure out. About each other and about themselves. One story. Three sides. No easy answers. Feels sorta cliche to say, but this definitely is a book I wish I had when I was younger. It w...

    jupiter for two thirds of this book: ?i?m a lesbian? jupiter when she gets her own pov: ?yeet i like boys but i?m a lesbian but also maybe not who knows?? this book was messy, messy, messy. part of me can?t believe it was actually written by a queer woman. three povs ...

    A book about queer teens of colour! ...

    I really enjoyed this. Perfectly explores the complicated reality of young relationships, platonic and otherwise. ...

    GoodRead ...

    Actual rating: 4.5 stars THIS BOOK IS SO MESSY IN THE BEST OF WAYS AND IT STRESSED ME OUT AND I LOVED IT! If you want a sum up of my coherent thoughts, I loved the way sexuality is explored here, it's fluid, it's messy, it's confusing. As well as relationships especially between p...

    This book was incredibly messy, but in a very good way. It perfectly encapsulates how messy attraction can be and how confusing labels are and I loved it. Also, fun fact: before reading this book I was thinking about how I miss having crushes on people, but while reading this book ...

    Three teens of color. Three sexualities. . . but maybe more. This is a fabulous YA novel about what identity means and how sexual identity is a fluid thing and sometimes hard to define. The story itself follows Coop and Jupiter, who are best friends that have always felt something a li...

    2.5 stars This was ? disappointing. Don't get me wrong: Odd One Out is easily one of the most diverse and honest books I've ever read. I was so excited to read about these three protagonists of colour, two of which are questioning their sexual identities. And there's so much im...

    *4.5 stars* I feel so seen and so validated after finishing this book. Odd One Out deals heavily with identity and the process of questioning the things you thought were certain about yourself. I wish I could go back in time and throw this book at my teen self who was grappling with...

  • destiny ♎ [howling libraries]
    Oct 12, 2018

    When I read Dear Martin from this author last year, I enjoyed it and found the plot important enough to give it a high rating, but something about it didn?t quite ?click? with me, so I was super apprehensive about reading Odd One Out. On one hand, I was wary that it, like its pre...

  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    Oct 23, 2018

    When I read Dear Martin from this author last year, I enjoyed it and found the plot important enough to give it a high rating, but something about it didn?t quite ?click? with me, so I was super apprehensive about reading Odd One Out. On one hand, I was wary that it, like its pre...

    4.5 stars. Courtney Aloysius Cooper IV ("Coop") has been in love with his best friend Jupiter for as long as he can remember. He knows she is a lesbian so he knows a romantic relationship between the two will never happen, but that doesn't stop him from thinking about her all the ti...

    me, before reading this book: god, if you?re out there, please don?t let me hate this book as much as I hate its cover me, after reading this book: god, if you?re out there, why do you hate me ...

    I'm flip-flopping between a 3 and a 4 on this one bc it was both unrealistic and messy as hell, while also being super realistic and messy as hell. There were certain things about the plot that I found completely unbelievable and really distracted me from the story, but I still really ...

  • jaroda
    Oct 07, 2018

    When I read Dear Martin from this author last year, I enjoyed it and found the plot important enough to give it a high rating, but something about it didn?t quite ?click? with me, so I was super apprehensive about reading Odd One Out. On one hand, I was wary that it, like its pre...

    4.5 stars. Courtney Aloysius Cooper IV ("Coop") has been in love with his best friend Jupiter for as long as he can remember. He knows she is a lesbian so he knows a romantic relationship between the two will never happen, but that doesn't stop him from thinking about her all the ti...

    me, before reading this book: god, if you?re out there, please don?t let me hate this book as much as I hate its cover me, after reading this book: god, if you?re out there, why do you hate me ...

    I'm flip-flopping between a 3 and a 4 on this one bc it was both unrealistic and messy as hell, while also being super realistic and messy as hell. There were certain things about the plot that I found completely unbelievable and really distracted me from the story, but I still really ...

    Wow, do I ever wish I had this book during high school. It was so relatable to something similar I went through, and which I?ve never seen represented in YA before. It was funny and real. And oh gosh, Coop is a precious cinnamon roll! I wanted to be friends with these characters so b...

    legend says i am more likely to read a book featuring love triangles if it's gay somehow. it's me. i'm the legend. ...

    ARCs are out in the world, so I can finally talk about this book - and believe me when I say Nic really has outdone herself with ODD ONE OUT. It's one of the best books I read in 2017, and I can't express how perfect it is and how the representation of both sexuality and race is going ...

    Odd One Out is a book about how it's like to be a questioning teenager in a world that doesn't like people who do not fit into a box. I don't think I've ever read anything similar and I really appreciated what it was trying to accomplish, but I'm not sure it succeeded. It follows thre...

    10/22/18 Now that I'm thinking about this book again, I lowered it down to two stars. I have so many more things that I disliked more than I liked. ***************** I didn't love this like I thought that I would. To be honest my thoughts are still all over the place. So much of t...

    W O W uh WOW ...

    At the start of the year, I read Dear Martin by Nic Stone and rated it 4,5 cupcakes so you can say I was quite excited to hear about her new novel. Not to mention there'd be queer characters. I was sold, needed it. Then I actually finished it, was torn and.. the more time passed, the m...

    This book would have changed my life if I'd had it when I was 16. It's about figuring out who it's okay to love and the thin lines between friendship and romance and sex. It's about how messy love can be, and about how it's okay to be unsure about everything. And it is damn good. ...

    In Nic Stone's latest, we meet Courtney, Jupiter and Rae, three friends who have got a lot to figure out. About each other and about themselves. One story. Three sides. No easy answers. Feels sorta cliche to say, but this definitely is a book I wish I had when I was younger. It w...

  • Ka’leneReads
    Oct 23, 2018

    When I read Dear Martin from this author last year, I enjoyed it and found the plot important enough to give it a high rating, but something about it didn?t quite ?click? with me, so I was super apprehensive about reading Odd One Out. On one hand, I was wary that it, like its pre...

    4.5 stars. Courtney Aloysius Cooper IV ("Coop") has been in love with his best friend Jupiter for as long as he can remember. He knows she is a lesbian so he knows a romantic relationship between the two will never happen, but that doesn't stop him from thinking about her all the ti...

    me, before reading this book: god, if you?re out there, please don?t let me hate this book as much as I hate its cover me, after reading this book: god, if you?re out there, why do you hate me ...

    I'm flip-flopping between a 3 and a 4 on this one bc it was both unrealistic and messy as hell, while also being super realistic and messy as hell. There were certain things about the plot that I found completely unbelievable and really distracted me from the story, but I still really ...

    Wow, do I ever wish I had this book during high school. It was so relatable to something similar I went through, and which I?ve never seen represented in YA before. It was funny and real. And oh gosh, Coop is a precious cinnamon roll! I wanted to be friends with these characters so b...

    legend says i am more likely to read a book featuring love triangles if it's gay somehow. it's me. i'm the legend. ...

    ARCs are out in the world, so I can finally talk about this book - and believe me when I say Nic really has outdone herself with ODD ONE OUT. It's one of the best books I read in 2017, and I can't express how perfect it is and how the representation of both sexuality and race is going ...

    Odd One Out is a book about how it's like to be a questioning teenager in a world that doesn't like people who do not fit into a box. I don't think I've ever read anything similar and I really appreciated what it was trying to accomplish, but I'm not sure it succeeded. It follows thre...

    10/22/18 Now that I'm thinking about this book again, I lowered it down to two stars. I have so many more things that I disliked more than I liked. ***************** I didn't love this like I thought that I would. To be honest my thoughts are still all over the place. So much of t...

    W O W uh WOW ...

    At the start of the year, I read Dear Martin by Nic Stone and rated it 4,5 cupcakes so you can say I was quite excited to hear about her new novel. Not to mention there'd be queer characters. I was sold, needed it. Then I actually finished it, was torn and.. the more time passed, the m...

    This book would have changed my life if I'd had it when I was 16. It's about figuring out who it's okay to love and the thin lines between friendship and romance and sex. It's about how messy love can be, and about how it's okay to be unsure about everything. And it is damn good. ...

    In Nic Stone's latest, we meet Courtney, Jupiter and Rae, three friends who have got a lot to figure out. About each other and about themselves. One story. Three sides. No easy answers. Feels sorta cliche to say, but this definitely is a book I wish I had when I was younger. It w...

    jupiter for two thirds of this book: ?i?m a lesbian? jupiter when she gets her own pov: ?yeet i like boys but i?m a lesbian but also maybe not who knows?? this book was messy, messy, messy. part of me can?t believe it was actually written by a queer woman. three povs ...

    A book about queer teens of colour! ...

    I really enjoyed this. Perfectly explores the complicated reality of young relationships, platonic and otherwise. ...

    GoodRead ...

  • abi
    Oct 11, 2018

    When I read Dear Martin from this author last year, I enjoyed it and found the plot important enough to give it a high rating, but something about it didn?t quite ?click? with me, so I was super apprehensive about reading Odd One Out. On one hand, I was wary that it, like its pre...

    4.5 stars. Courtney Aloysius Cooper IV ("Coop") has been in love with his best friend Jupiter for as long as he can remember. He knows she is a lesbian so he knows a romantic relationship between the two will never happen, but that doesn't stop him from thinking about her all the ti...

    me, before reading this book: god, if you?re out there, please don?t let me hate this book as much as I hate its cover me, after reading this book: god, if you?re out there, why do you hate me ...

    I'm flip-flopping between a 3 and a 4 on this one bc it was both unrealistic and messy as hell, while also being super realistic and messy as hell. There were certain things about the plot that I found completely unbelievable and really distracted me from the story, but I still really ...

    Wow, do I ever wish I had this book during high school. It was so relatable to something similar I went through, and which I?ve never seen represented in YA before. It was funny and real. And oh gosh, Coop is a precious cinnamon roll! I wanted to be friends with these characters so b...

    legend says i am more likely to read a book featuring love triangles if it's gay somehow. it's me. i'm the legend. ...

    ARCs are out in the world, so I can finally talk about this book - and believe me when I say Nic really has outdone herself with ODD ONE OUT. It's one of the best books I read in 2017, and I can't express how perfect it is and how the representation of both sexuality and race is going ...

    Odd One Out is a book about how it's like to be a questioning teenager in a world that doesn't like people who do not fit into a box. I don't think I've ever read anything similar and I really appreciated what it was trying to accomplish, but I'm not sure it succeeded. It follows thre...

    10/22/18 Now that I'm thinking about this book again, I lowered it down to two stars. I have so many more things that I disliked more than I liked. ***************** I didn't love this like I thought that I would. To be honest my thoughts are still all over the place. So much of t...

    W O W uh WOW ...

    At the start of the year, I read Dear Martin by Nic Stone and rated it 4,5 cupcakes so you can say I was quite excited to hear about her new novel. Not to mention there'd be queer characters. I was sold, needed it. Then I actually finished it, was torn and.. the more time passed, the m...

    This book would have changed my life if I'd had it when I was 16. It's about figuring out who it's okay to love and the thin lines between friendship and romance and sex. It's about how messy love can be, and about how it's okay to be unsure about everything. And it is damn good. ...

    In Nic Stone's latest, we meet Courtney, Jupiter and Rae, three friends who have got a lot to figure out. About each other and about themselves. One story. Three sides. No easy answers. Feels sorta cliche to say, but this definitely is a book I wish I had when I was younger. It w...

    jupiter for two thirds of this book: ?i?m a lesbian? jupiter when she gets her own pov: ?yeet i like boys but i?m a lesbian but also maybe not who knows?? this book was messy, messy, messy. part of me can?t believe it was actually written by a queer woman. three povs ...

  • Sylvia (Serial Bibliophile)
    Feb 06, 2018

    When I read Dear Martin from this author last year, I enjoyed it and found the plot important enough to give it a high rating, but something about it didn?t quite ?click? with me, so I was super apprehensive about reading Odd One Out. On one hand, I was wary that it, like its pre...

    4.5 stars. Courtney Aloysius Cooper IV ("Coop") has been in love with his best friend Jupiter for as long as he can remember. He knows she is a lesbian so he knows a romantic relationship between the two will never happen, but that doesn't stop him from thinking about her all the ti...

    me, before reading this book: god, if you?re out there, please don?t let me hate this book as much as I hate its cover me, after reading this book: god, if you?re out there, why do you hate me ...

    I'm flip-flopping between a 3 and a 4 on this one bc it was both unrealistic and messy as hell, while also being super realistic and messy as hell. There were certain things about the plot that I found completely unbelievable and really distracted me from the story, but I still really ...

    Wow, do I ever wish I had this book during high school. It was so relatable to something similar I went through, and which I?ve never seen represented in YA before. It was funny and real. And oh gosh, Coop is a precious cinnamon roll! I wanted to be friends with these characters so b...

    legend says i am more likely to read a book featuring love triangles if it's gay somehow. it's me. i'm the legend. ...

    ARCs are out in the world, so I can finally talk about this book - and believe me when I say Nic really has outdone herself with ODD ONE OUT. It's one of the best books I read in 2017, and I can't express how perfect it is and how the representation of both sexuality and race is going ...

    Odd One Out is a book about how it's like to be a questioning teenager in a world that doesn't like people who do not fit into a box. I don't think I've ever read anything similar and I really appreciated what it was trying to accomplish, but I'm not sure it succeeded. It follows thre...

    10/22/18 Now that I'm thinking about this book again, I lowered it down to two stars. I have so many more things that I disliked more than I liked. ***************** I didn't love this like I thought that I would. To be honest my thoughts are still all over the place. So much of t...

    W O W uh WOW ...

    At the start of the year, I read Dear Martin by Nic Stone and rated it 4,5 cupcakes so you can say I was quite excited to hear about her new novel. Not to mention there'd be queer characters. I was sold, needed it. Then I actually finished it, was torn and.. the more time passed, the m...

    This book would have changed my life if I'd had it when I was 16. It's about figuring out who it's okay to love and the thin lines between friendship and romance and sex. It's about how messy love can be, and about how it's okay to be unsure about everything. And it is damn good. ...

    In Nic Stone's latest, we meet Courtney, Jupiter and Rae, three friends who have got a lot to figure out. About each other and about themselves. One story. Three sides. No easy answers. Feels sorta cliche to say, but this definitely is a book I wish I had when I was younger. It w...

    jupiter for two thirds of this book: ?i?m a lesbian? jupiter when she gets her own pov: ?yeet i like boys but i?m a lesbian but also maybe not who knows?? this book was messy, messy, messy. part of me can?t believe it was actually written by a queer woman. three povs ...

    A book about queer teens of colour! ...

    I really enjoyed this. Perfectly explores the complicated reality of young relationships, platonic and otherwise. ...

    GoodRead ...

    Actual rating: 4.5 stars THIS BOOK IS SO MESSY IN THE BEST OF WAYS AND IT STRESSED ME OUT AND I LOVED IT! If you want a sum up of my coherent thoughts, I loved the way sexuality is explored here, it's fluid, it's messy, it's confusing. As well as relationships especially between p...

    This book was incredibly messy, but in a very good way. It perfectly encapsulates how messy attraction can be and how confusing labels are and I loved it. Also, fun fact: before reading this book I was thinking about how I miss having crushes on people, but while reading this book ...

    Three teens of color. Three sexualities. . . but maybe more. This is a fabulous YA novel about what identity means and how sexual identity is a fluid thing and sometimes hard to define. The story itself follows Coop and Jupiter, who are best friends that have always felt something a li...

    2.5 stars This was ? disappointing. Don't get me wrong: Odd One Out is easily one of the most diverse and honest books I've ever read. I was so excited to read about these three protagonists of colour, two of which are questioning their sexual identities. And there's so much im...

    *4.5 stars* I feel so seen and so validated after finishing this book. Odd One Out deals heavily with identity and the process of questioning the things you thought were certain about yourself. I wish I could go back in time and throw this book at my teen self who was grappling with...

    Odd One Out has the closest representation of a Love Triangle I've ever read in YA lit. Truly. The story engages the complexities of sexual identity and fluidity, intersectionalism, and non-traditional families through three separate "novellas" -- each novella being a different charact...

    Odd One Out is a coming-of-age story which explores friendship, love and self-discovery. Through her telling of the story, Nic Stone triumphs with her representation of race and sexuality, the complex nature of discovering who we truly are and the reality that is the fluidity of labels...

    In her 2014 Ted Talk ?The Danger of a Single Story,? novelist Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie said, ?I?ve always felt that it is impossible to engage properly with a place or person without engaging with all of the stories of that place and that person.? Literature critic Edward W. ...

    Odd One Out is a brilliant, honest take on the complexities of sexuality. ...

    not for me. the first scene when he takes advantage of his close friendship with Jupiter and gets his rocks off from that hug lmao YIKES. That made me very uncomfy. I wasn't really interested in hearing about a guy in love with his gay best friend. like I get it, but it's not for me...

    "Love is hard, sex is easy." -Arcade Fire, "Signs of Life" Welcome to the third in my series of ARC reviews for books I received on Twitter's very own #arcsfortrade this August 2018. We're at the halfway point now, surrounded by two books on either side of Nic Stone's latest: the a...

    If anyone is interested, I?m trading my soul for Nic Stone?s new masterpiece. I CAN?T WAIT FOR THIS ONE!!! ...

  • joey (thoughts and afterthoughts)
    Apr 15, 2018

    When I read Dear Martin from this author last year, I enjoyed it and found the plot important enough to give it a high rating, but something about it didn?t quite ?click? with me, so I was super apprehensive about reading Odd One Out. On one hand, I was wary that it, like its pre...

    4.5 stars. Courtney Aloysius Cooper IV ("Coop") has been in love with his best friend Jupiter for as long as he can remember. He knows she is a lesbian so he knows a romantic relationship between the two will never happen, but that doesn't stop him from thinking about her all the ti...

    me, before reading this book: god, if you?re out there, please don?t let me hate this book as much as I hate its cover me, after reading this book: god, if you?re out there, why do you hate me ...

    I'm flip-flopping between a 3 and a 4 on this one bc it was both unrealistic and messy as hell, while also being super realistic and messy as hell. There were certain things about the plot that I found completely unbelievable and really distracted me from the story, but I still really ...

    Wow, do I ever wish I had this book during high school. It was so relatable to something similar I went through, and which I?ve never seen represented in YA before. It was funny and real. And oh gosh, Coop is a precious cinnamon roll! I wanted to be friends with these characters so b...

    legend says i am more likely to read a book featuring love triangles if it's gay somehow. it's me. i'm the legend. ...

    ARCs are out in the world, so I can finally talk about this book - and believe me when I say Nic really has outdone herself with ODD ONE OUT. It's one of the best books I read in 2017, and I can't express how perfect it is and how the representation of both sexuality and race is going ...

    Odd One Out is a book about how it's like to be a questioning teenager in a world that doesn't like people who do not fit into a box. I don't think I've ever read anything similar and I really appreciated what it was trying to accomplish, but I'm not sure it succeeded. It follows thre...

    10/22/18 Now that I'm thinking about this book again, I lowered it down to two stars. I have so many more things that I disliked more than I liked. ***************** I didn't love this like I thought that I would. To be honest my thoughts are still all over the place. So much of t...

    W O W uh WOW ...

    At the start of the year, I read Dear Martin by Nic Stone and rated it 4,5 cupcakes so you can say I was quite excited to hear about her new novel. Not to mention there'd be queer characters. I was sold, needed it. Then I actually finished it, was torn and.. the more time passed, the m...

    This book would have changed my life if I'd had it when I was 16. It's about figuring out who it's okay to love and the thin lines between friendship and romance and sex. It's about how messy love can be, and about how it's okay to be unsure about everything. And it is damn good. ...

    In Nic Stone's latest, we meet Courtney, Jupiter and Rae, three friends who have got a lot to figure out. About each other and about themselves. One story. Three sides. No easy answers. Feels sorta cliche to say, but this definitely is a book I wish I had when I was younger. It w...

    jupiter for two thirds of this book: ?i?m a lesbian? jupiter when she gets her own pov: ?yeet i like boys but i?m a lesbian but also maybe not who knows?? this book was messy, messy, messy. part of me can?t believe it was actually written by a queer woman. three povs ...

    A book about queer teens of colour! ...

    I really enjoyed this. Perfectly explores the complicated reality of young relationships, platonic and otherwise. ...

    GoodRead ...

    Actual rating: 4.5 stars THIS BOOK IS SO MESSY IN THE BEST OF WAYS AND IT STRESSED ME OUT AND I LOVED IT! If you want a sum up of my coherent thoughts, I loved the way sexuality is explored here, it's fluid, it's messy, it's confusing. As well as relationships especially between p...

    This book was incredibly messy, but in a very good way. It perfectly encapsulates how messy attraction can be and how confusing labels are and I loved it. Also, fun fact: before reading this book I was thinking about how I miss having crushes on people, but while reading this book ...

    Three teens of color. Three sexualities. . . but maybe more. This is a fabulous YA novel about what identity means and how sexual identity is a fluid thing and sometimes hard to define. The story itself follows Coop and Jupiter, who are best friends that have always felt something a li...

    2.5 stars This was ? disappointing. Don't get me wrong: Odd One Out is easily one of the most diverse and honest books I've ever read. I was so excited to read about these three protagonists of colour, two of which are questioning their sexual identities. And there's so much im...

    *4.5 stars* I feel so seen and so validated after finishing this book. Odd One Out deals heavily with identity and the process of questioning the things you thought were certain about yourself. I wish I could go back in time and throw this book at my teen self who was grappling with...

    Odd One Out has the closest representation of a Love Triangle I've ever read in YA lit. Truly. The story engages the complexities of sexual identity and fluidity, intersectionalism, and non-traditional families through three separate "novellas" -- each novella being a different charact...

  • Kathy - Books & Munches
    Oct 21, 2018

    When I read Dear Martin from this author last year, I enjoyed it and found the plot important enough to give it a high rating, but something about it didn?t quite ?click? with me, so I was super apprehensive about reading Odd One Out. On one hand, I was wary that it, like its pre...

    4.5 stars. Courtney Aloysius Cooper IV ("Coop") has been in love with his best friend Jupiter for as long as he can remember. He knows she is a lesbian so he knows a romantic relationship between the two will never happen, but that doesn't stop him from thinking about her all the ti...

    me, before reading this book: god, if you?re out there, please don?t let me hate this book as much as I hate its cover me, after reading this book: god, if you?re out there, why do you hate me ...

    I'm flip-flopping between a 3 and a 4 on this one bc it was both unrealistic and messy as hell, while also being super realistic and messy as hell. There were certain things about the plot that I found completely unbelievable and really distracted me from the story, but I still really ...

    Wow, do I ever wish I had this book during high school. It was so relatable to something similar I went through, and which I?ve never seen represented in YA before. It was funny and real. And oh gosh, Coop is a precious cinnamon roll! I wanted to be friends with these characters so b...

    legend says i am more likely to read a book featuring love triangles if it's gay somehow. it's me. i'm the legend. ...

    ARCs are out in the world, so I can finally talk about this book - and believe me when I say Nic really has outdone herself with ODD ONE OUT. It's one of the best books I read in 2017, and I can't express how perfect it is and how the representation of both sexuality and race is going ...

    Odd One Out is a book about how it's like to be a questioning teenager in a world that doesn't like people who do not fit into a box. I don't think I've ever read anything similar and I really appreciated what it was trying to accomplish, but I'm not sure it succeeded. It follows thre...

    10/22/18 Now that I'm thinking about this book again, I lowered it down to two stars. I have so many more things that I disliked more than I liked. ***************** I didn't love this like I thought that I would. To be honest my thoughts are still all over the place. So much of t...

    W O W uh WOW ...

    At the start of the year, I read Dear Martin by Nic Stone and rated it 4,5 cupcakes so you can say I was quite excited to hear about her new novel. Not to mention there'd be queer characters. I was sold, needed it. Then I actually finished it, was torn and.. the more time passed, the m...

  • Ava
    Feb 06, 2018

    When I read Dear Martin from this author last year, I enjoyed it and found the plot important enough to give it a high rating, but something about it didn?t quite ?click? with me, so I was super apprehensive about reading Odd One Out. On one hand, I was wary that it, like its pre...

    4.5 stars. Courtney Aloysius Cooper IV ("Coop") has been in love with his best friend Jupiter for as long as he can remember. He knows she is a lesbian so he knows a romantic relationship between the two will never happen, but that doesn't stop him from thinking about her all the ti...

    me, before reading this book: god, if you?re out there, please don?t let me hate this book as much as I hate its cover me, after reading this book: god, if you?re out there, why do you hate me ...

    I'm flip-flopping between a 3 and a 4 on this one bc it was both unrealistic and messy as hell, while also being super realistic and messy as hell. There were certain things about the plot that I found completely unbelievable and really distracted me from the story, but I still really ...

    Wow, do I ever wish I had this book during high school. It was so relatable to something similar I went through, and which I?ve never seen represented in YA before. It was funny and real. And oh gosh, Coop is a precious cinnamon roll! I wanted to be friends with these characters so b...

    legend says i am more likely to read a book featuring love triangles if it's gay somehow. it's me. i'm the legend. ...

    ARCs are out in the world, so I can finally talk about this book - and believe me when I say Nic really has outdone herself with ODD ONE OUT. It's one of the best books I read in 2017, and I can't express how perfect it is and how the representation of both sexuality and race is going ...

  • Cori Reed
    Nov 09, 2018

    When I read Dear Martin from this author last year, I enjoyed it and found the plot important enough to give it a high rating, but something about it didn?t quite ?click? with me, so I was super apprehensive about reading Odd One Out. On one hand, I was wary that it, like its pre...

    4.5 stars. Courtney Aloysius Cooper IV ("Coop") has been in love with his best friend Jupiter for as long as he can remember. He knows she is a lesbian so he knows a romantic relationship between the two will never happen, but that doesn't stop him from thinking about her all the ti...

    me, before reading this book: god, if you?re out there, please don?t let me hate this book as much as I hate its cover me, after reading this book: god, if you?re out there, why do you hate me ...

    I'm flip-flopping between a 3 and a 4 on this one bc it was both unrealistic and messy as hell, while also being super realistic and messy as hell. There were certain things about the plot that I found completely unbelievable and really distracted me from the story, but I still really ...

    Wow, do I ever wish I had this book during high school. It was so relatable to something similar I went through, and which I?ve never seen represented in YA before. It was funny and real. And oh gosh, Coop is a precious cinnamon roll! I wanted to be friends with these characters so b...

    legend says i am more likely to read a book featuring love triangles if it's gay somehow. it's me. i'm the legend. ...

    ARCs are out in the world, so I can finally talk about this book - and believe me when I say Nic really has outdone herself with ODD ONE OUT. It's one of the best books I read in 2017, and I can't express how perfect it is and how the representation of both sexuality and race is going ...

    Odd One Out is a book about how it's like to be a questioning teenager in a world that doesn't like people who do not fit into a box. I don't think I've ever read anything similar and I really appreciated what it was trying to accomplish, but I'm not sure it succeeded. It follows thre...

    10/22/18 Now that I'm thinking about this book again, I lowered it down to two stars. I have so many more things that I disliked more than I liked. ***************** I didn't love this like I thought that I would. To be honest my thoughts are still all over the place. So much of t...

    W O W uh WOW ...

    At the start of the year, I read Dear Martin by Nic Stone and rated it 4,5 cupcakes so you can say I was quite excited to hear about her new novel. Not to mention there'd be queer characters. I was sold, needed it. Then I actually finished it, was torn and.. the more time passed, the m...

    This book would have changed my life if I'd had it when I was 16. It's about figuring out who it's okay to love and the thin lines between friendship and romance and sex. It's about how messy love can be, and about how it's okay to be unsure about everything. And it is damn good. ...

    In Nic Stone's latest, we meet Courtney, Jupiter and Rae, three friends who have got a lot to figure out. About each other and about themselves. One story. Three sides. No easy answers. Feels sorta cliche to say, but this definitely is a book I wish I had when I was younger. It w...

    jupiter for two thirds of this book: ?i?m a lesbian? jupiter when she gets her own pov: ?yeet i like boys but i?m a lesbian but also maybe not who knows?? this book was messy, messy, messy. part of me can?t believe it was actually written by a queer woman. three povs ...

    A book about queer teens of colour! ...

    I really enjoyed this. Perfectly explores the complicated reality of young relationships, platonic and otherwise. ...

  • Kayla Brunson
    Jul 22, 2018

    When I read Dear Martin from this author last year, I enjoyed it and found the plot important enough to give it a high rating, but something about it didn?t quite ?click? with me, so I was super apprehensive about reading Odd One Out. On one hand, I was wary that it, like its pre...

    4.5 stars. Courtney Aloysius Cooper IV ("Coop") has been in love with his best friend Jupiter for as long as he can remember. He knows she is a lesbian so he knows a romantic relationship between the two will never happen, but that doesn't stop him from thinking about her all the ti...

    me, before reading this book: god, if you?re out there, please don?t let me hate this book as much as I hate its cover me, after reading this book: god, if you?re out there, why do you hate me ...

    I'm flip-flopping between a 3 and a 4 on this one bc it was both unrealistic and messy as hell, while also being super realistic and messy as hell. There were certain things about the plot that I found completely unbelievable and really distracted me from the story, but I still really ...

    Wow, do I ever wish I had this book during high school. It was so relatable to something similar I went through, and which I?ve never seen represented in YA before. It was funny and real. And oh gosh, Coop is a precious cinnamon roll! I wanted to be friends with these characters so b...

    legend says i am more likely to read a book featuring love triangles if it's gay somehow. it's me. i'm the legend. ...

    ARCs are out in the world, so I can finally talk about this book - and believe me when I say Nic really has outdone herself with ODD ONE OUT. It's one of the best books I read in 2017, and I can't express how perfect it is and how the representation of both sexuality and race is going ...

    Odd One Out is a book about how it's like to be a questioning teenager in a world that doesn't like people who do not fit into a box. I don't think I've ever read anything similar and I really appreciated what it was trying to accomplish, but I'm not sure it succeeded. It follows thre...

    10/22/18 Now that I'm thinking about this book again, I lowered it down to two stars. I have so many more things that I disliked more than I liked. ***************** I didn't love this like I thought that I would. To be honest my thoughts are still all over the place. So much of t...

  • Laura (bbliophile)
    Oct 11, 2018

    When I read Dear Martin from this author last year, I enjoyed it and found the plot important enough to give it a high rating, but something about it didn?t quite ?click? with me, so I was super apprehensive about reading Odd One Out. On one hand, I was wary that it, like its pre...

    4.5 stars. Courtney Aloysius Cooper IV ("Coop") has been in love with his best friend Jupiter for as long as he can remember. He knows she is a lesbian so he knows a romantic relationship between the two will never happen, but that doesn't stop him from thinking about her all the ti...

    me, before reading this book: god, if you?re out there, please don?t let me hate this book as much as I hate its cover me, after reading this book: god, if you?re out there, why do you hate me ...

    I'm flip-flopping between a 3 and a 4 on this one bc it was both unrealistic and messy as hell, while also being super realistic and messy as hell. There were certain things about the plot that I found completely unbelievable and really distracted me from the story, but I still really ...

    Wow, do I ever wish I had this book during high school. It was so relatable to something similar I went through, and which I?ve never seen represented in YA before. It was funny and real. And oh gosh, Coop is a precious cinnamon roll! I wanted to be friends with these characters so b...

    legend says i am more likely to read a book featuring love triangles if it's gay somehow. it's me. i'm the legend. ...

    ARCs are out in the world, so I can finally talk about this book - and believe me when I say Nic really has outdone herself with ODD ONE OUT. It's one of the best books I read in 2017, and I can't express how perfect it is and how the representation of both sexuality and race is going ...

    Odd One Out is a book about how it's like to be a questioning teenager in a world that doesn't like people who do not fit into a box. I don't think I've ever read anything similar and I really appreciated what it was trying to accomplish, but I'm not sure it succeeded. It follows thre...

    10/22/18 Now that I'm thinking about this book again, I lowered it down to two stars. I have so many more things that I disliked more than I liked. ***************** I didn't love this like I thought that I would. To be honest my thoughts are still all over the place. So much of t...

    W O W uh WOW ...

    At the start of the year, I read Dear Martin by Nic Stone and rated it 4,5 cupcakes so you can say I was quite excited to hear about her new novel. Not to mention there'd be queer characters. I was sold, needed it. Then I actually finished it, was torn and.. the more time passed, the m...

    This book would have changed my life if I'd had it when I was 16. It's about figuring out who it's okay to love and the thin lines between friendship and romance and sex. It's about how messy love can be, and about how it's okay to be unsure about everything. And it is damn good. ...

    In Nic Stone's latest, we meet Courtney, Jupiter and Rae, three friends who have got a lot to figure out. About each other and about themselves. One story. Three sides. No easy answers. Feels sorta cliche to say, but this definitely is a book I wish I had when I was younger. It w...

    jupiter for two thirds of this book: ?i?m a lesbian? jupiter when she gets her own pov: ?yeet i like boys but i?m a lesbian but also maybe not who knows?? this book was messy, messy, messy. part of me can?t believe it was actually written by a queer woman. three povs ...

    A book about queer teens of colour! ...

    I really enjoyed this. Perfectly explores the complicated reality of young relationships, platonic and otherwise. ...

    GoodRead ...

    Actual rating: 4.5 stars THIS BOOK IS SO MESSY IN THE BEST OF WAYS AND IT STRESSED ME OUT AND I LOVED IT! If you want a sum up of my coherent thoughts, I loved the way sexuality is explored here, it's fluid, it's messy, it's confusing. As well as relationships especially between p...

    This book was incredibly messy, but in a very good way. It perfectly encapsulates how messy attraction can be and how confusing labels are and I loved it. Also, fun fact: before reading this book I was thinking about how I miss having crushes on people, but while reading this book ...

  • Xavier (CharlesXplosion)
    Oct 12, 2018

    When I read Dear Martin from this author last year, I enjoyed it and found the plot important enough to give it a high rating, but something about it didn?t quite ?click? with me, so I was super apprehensive about reading Odd One Out. On one hand, I was wary that it, like its pre...

    4.5 stars. Courtney Aloysius Cooper IV ("Coop") has been in love with his best friend Jupiter for as long as he can remember. He knows she is a lesbian so he knows a romantic relationship between the two will never happen, but that doesn't stop him from thinking about her all the ti...

    me, before reading this book: god, if you?re out there, please don?t let me hate this book as much as I hate its cover me, after reading this book: god, if you?re out there, why do you hate me ...

    I'm flip-flopping between a 3 and a 4 on this one bc it was both unrealistic and messy as hell, while also being super realistic and messy as hell. There were certain things about the plot that I found completely unbelievable and really distracted me from the story, but I still really ...

    Wow, do I ever wish I had this book during high school. It was so relatable to something similar I went through, and which I?ve never seen represented in YA before. It was funny and real. And oh gosh, Coop is a precious cinnamon roll! I wanted to be friends with these characters so b...

    legend says i am more likely to read a book featuring love triangles if it's gay somehow. it's me. i'm the legend. ...

    ARCs are out in the world, so I can finally talk about this book - and believe me when I say Nic really has outdone herself with ODD ONE OUT. It's one of the best books I read in 2017, and I can't express how perfect it is and how the representation of both sexuality and race is going ...

    Odd One Out is a book about how it's like to be a questioning teenager in a world that doesn't like people who do not fit into a box. I don't think I've ever read anything similar and I really appreciated what it was trying to accomplish, but I'm not sure it succeeded. It follows thre...

    10/22/18 Now that I'm thinking about this book again, I lowered it down to two stars. I have so many more things that I disliked more than I liked. ***************** I didn't love this like I thought that I would. To be honest my thoughts are still all over the place. So much of t...

    W O W uh WOW ...

    At the start of the year, I read Dear Martin by Nic Stone and rated it 4,5 cupcakes so you can say I was quite excited to hear about her new novel. Not to mention there'd be queer characters. I was sold, needed it. Then I actually finished it, was torn and.. the more time passed, the m...

    This book would have changed my life if I'd had it when I was 16. It's about figuring out who it's okay to love and the thin lines between friendship and romance and sex. It's about how messy love can be, and about how it's okay to be unsure about everything. And it is damn good. ...

    In Nic Stone's latest, we meet Courtney, Jupiter and Rae, three friends who have got a lot to figure out. About each other and about themselves. One story. Three sides. No easy answers. Feels sorta cliche to say, but this definitely is a book I wish I had when I was younger. It w...

    jupiter for two thirds of this book: ?i?m a lesbian? jupiter when she gets her own pov: ?yeet i like boys but i?m a lesbian but also maybe not who knows?? this book was messy, messy, messy. part of me can?t believe it was actually written by a queer woman. three povs ...

    A book about queer teens of colour! ...

    I really enjoyed this. Perfectly explores the complicated reality of young relationships, platonic and otherwise. ...

    GoodRead ...

    Actual rating: 4.5 stars THIS BOOK IS SO MESSY IN THE BEST OF WAYS AND IT STRESSED ME OUT AND I LOVED IT! If you want a sum up of my coherent thoughts, I loved the way sexuality is explored here, it's fluid, it's messy, it's confusing. As well as relationships especially between p...

    This book was incredibly messy, but in a very good way. It perfectly encapsulates how messy attraction can be and how confusing labels are and I loved it. Also, fun fact: before reading this book I was thinking about how I miss having crushes on people, but while reading this book ...

    Three teens of color. Three sexualities. . . but maybe more. This is a fabulous YA novel about what identity means and how sexual identity is a fluid thing and sometimes hard to define. The story itself follows Coop and Jupiter, who are best friends that have always felt something a li...

    2.5 stars This was ? disappointing. Don't get me wrong: Odd One Out is easily one of the most diverse and honest books I've ever read. I was so excited to read about these three protagonists of colour, two of which are questioning their sexual identities. And there's so much im...

    *4.5 stars* I feel so seen and so validated after finishing this book. Odd One Out deals heavily with identity and the process of questioning the things you thought were certain about yourself. I wish I could go back in time and throw this book at my teen self who was grappling with...

    Odd One Out has the closest representation of a Love Triangle I've ever read in YA lit. Truly. The story engages the complexities of sexual identity and fluidity, intersectionalism, and non-traditional families through three separate "novellas" -- each novella being a different charact...

    Odd One Out is a coming-of-age story which explores friendship, love and self-discovery. Through her telling of the story, Nic Stone triumphs with her representation of race and sexuality, the complex nature of discovering who we truly are and the reality that is the fluidity of labels...

    In her 2014 Ted Talk ?The Danger of a Single Story,? novelist Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie said, ?I?ve always felt that it is impossible to engage properly with a place or person without engaging with all of the stories of that place and that person.? Literature critic Edward W. ...

    Odd One Out is a brilliant, honest take on the complexities of sexuality. ...

  • Korrina  (OwlCrate)
    Mar 03, 2018

    When I read Dear Martin from this author last year, I enjoyed it and found the plot important enough to give it a high rating, but something about it didn?t quite ?click? with me, so I was super apprehensive about reading Odd One Out. On one hand, I was wary that it, like its pre...

    4.5 stars. Courtney Aloysius Cooper IV ("Coop") has been in love with his best friend Jupiter for as long as he can remember. He knows she is a lesbian so he knows a romantic relationship between the two will never happen, but that doesn't stop him from thinking about her all the ti...

    me, before reading this book: god, if you?re out there, please don?t let me hate this book as much as I hate its cover me, after reading this book: god, if you?re out there, why do you hate me ...

    I'm flip-flopping between a 3 and a 4 on this one bc it was both unrealistic and messy as hell, while also being super realistic and messy as hell. There were certain things about the plot that I found completely unbelievable and really distracted me from the story, but I still really ...

    Wow, do I ever wish I had this book during high school. It was so relatable to something similar I went through, and which I?ve never seen represented in YA before. It was funny and real. And oh gosh, Coop is a precious cinnamon roll! I wanted to be friends with these characters so b...

  • Giulia
    Oct 14, 2018

    When I read Dear Martin from this author last year, I enjoyed it and found the plot important enough to give it a high rating, but something about it didn?t quite ?click? with me, so I was super apprehensive about reading Odd One Out. On one hand, I was wary that it, like its pre...

    4.5 stars. Courtney Aloysius Cooper IV ("Coop") has been in love with his best friend Jupiter for as long as he can remember. He knows she is a lesbian so he knows a romantic relationship between the two will never happen, but that doesn't stop him from thinking about her all the ti...

    me, before reading this book: god, if you?re out there, please don?t let me hate this book as much as I hate its cover me, after reading this book: god, if you?re out there, why do you hate me ...

    I'm flip-flopping between a 3 and a 4 on this one bc it was both unrealistic and messy as hell, while also being super realistic and messy as hell. There were certain things about the plot that I found completely unbelievable and really distracted me from the story, but I still really ...

    Wow, do I ever wish I had this book during high school. It was so relatable to something similar I went through, and which I?ve never seen represented in YA before. It was funny and real. And oh gosh, Coop is a precious cinnamon roll! I wanted to be friends with these characters so b...

    legend says i am more likely to read a book featuring love triangles if it's gay somehow. it's me. i'm the legend. ...

    ARCs are out in the world, so I can finally talk about this book - and believe me when I say Nic really has outdone herself with ODD ONE OUT. It's one of the best books I read in 2017, and I can't express how perfect it is and how the representation of both sexuality and race is going ...

    Odd One Out is a book about how it's like to be a questioning teenager in a world that doesn't like people who do not fit into a box. I don't think I've ever read anything similar and I really appreciated what it was trying to accomplish, but I'm not sure it succeeded. It follows thre...

    10/22/18 Now that I'm thinking about this book again, I lowered it down to two stars. I have so many more things that I disliked more than I liked. ***************** I didn't love this like I thought that I would. To be honest my thoughts are still all over the place. So much of t...

    W O W uh WOW ...

    At the start of the year, I read Dear Martin by Nic Stone and rated it 4,5 cupcakes so you can say I was quite excited to hear about her new novel. Not to mention there'd be queer characters. I was sold, needed it. Then I actually finished it, was torn and.. the more time passed, the m...

    This book would have changed my life if I'd had it when I was 16. It's about figuring out who it's okay to love and the thin lines between friendship and romance and sex. It's about how messy love can be, and about how it's okay to be unsure about everything. And it is damn good. ...

    In Nic Stone's latest, we meet Courtney, Jupiter and Rae, three friends who have got a lot to figure out. About each other and about themselves. One story. Three sides. No easy answers. Feels sorta cliche to say, but this definitely is a book I wish I had when I was younger. It w...

    jupiter for two thirds of this book: ?i?m a lesbian? jupiter when she gets her own pov: ?yeet i like boys but i?m a lesbian but also maybe not who knows?? this book was messy, messy, messy. part of me can?t believe it was actually written by a queer woman. three povs ...

    A book about queer teens of colour! ...

    I really enjoyed this. Perfectly explores the complicated reality of young relationships, platonic and otherwise. ...

    GoodRead ...

    Actual rating: 4.5 stars THIS BOOK IS SO MESSY IN THE BEST OF WAYS AND IT STRESSED ME OUT AND I LOVED IT! If you want a sum up of my coherent thoughts, I loved the way sexuality is explored here, it's fluid, it's messy, it's confusing. As well as relationships especially between p...

    This book was incredibly messy, but in a very good way. It perfectly encapsulates how messy attraction can be and how confusing labels are and I loved it. Also, fun fact: before reading this book I was thinking about how I miss having crushes on people, but while reading this book ...

    Three teens of color. Three sexualities. . . but maybe more. This is a fabulous YA novel about what identity means and how sexual identity is a fluid thing and sometimes hard to define. The story itself follows Coop and Jupiter, who are best friends that have always felt something a li...

    2.5 stars This was ? disappointing. Don't get me wrong: Odd One Out is easily one of the most diverse and honest books I've ever read. I was so excited to read about these three protagonists of colour, two of which are questioning their sexual identities. And there's so much im...

    *4.5 stars* I feel so seen and so validated after finishing this book. Odd One Out deals heavily with identity and the process of questioning the things you thought were certain about yourself. I wish I could go back in time and throw this book at my teen self who was grappling with...

    Odd One Out has the closest representation of a Love Triangle I've ever read in YA lit. Truly. The story engages the complexities of sexual identity and fluidity, intersectionalism, and non-traditional families through three separate "novellas" -- each novella being a different charact...

    Odd One Out is a coming-of-age story which explores friendship, love and self-discovery. Through her telling of the story, Nic Stone triumphs with her representation of race and sexuality, the complex nature of discovering who we truly are and the reality that is the fluidity of labels...

    In her 2014 Ted Talk ?The Danger of a Single Story,? novelist Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie said, ?I?ve always felt that it is impossible to engage properly with a place or person without engaging with all of the stories of that place and that person.? Literature critic Edward W. ...

    Odd One Out is a brilliant, honest take on the complexities of sexuality. ...

    not for me. the first scene when he takes advantage of his close friendship with Jupiter and gets his rocks off from that hug lmao YIKES. That made me very uncomfy. I wasn't really interested in hearing about a guy in love with his gay best friend. like I get it, but it's not for me...

    "Love is hard, sex is easy." -Arcade Fire, "Signs of Life" Welcome to the third in my series of ARC reviews for books I received on Twitter's very own #arcsfortrade this August 2018. We're at the halfway point now, surrounded by two books on either side of Nic Stone's latest: the a...

    If anyone is interested, I?m trading my soul for Nic Stone?s new masterpiece. I CAN?T WAIT FOR THIS ONE!!! ...

    Unpopular Opinion Time ?? DNF @17% Nope. This is not working, and I'm sorry. After loving Dear Martin I was highly anticipating this new book by Nic Stone, and I'm sorry to say that I'm disappointed. The writing style felt too juvenile - almost childish - and it just di...

  • Fadwa (Word Wonders)
    Jul 26, 2018

    When I read Dear Martin from this author last year, I enjoyed it and found the plot important enough to give it a high rating, but something about it didn?t quite ?click? with me, so I was super apprehensive about reading Odd One Out. On one hand, I was wary that it, like its pre...

    4.5 stars. Courtney Aloysius Cooper IV ("Coop") has been in love with his best friend Jupiter for as long as he can remember. He knows she is a lesbian so he knows a romantic relationship between the two will never happen, but that doesn't stop him from thinking about her all the ti...

    me, before reading this book: god, if you?re out there, please don?t let me hate this book as much as I hate its cover me, after reading this book: god, if you?re out there, why do you hate me ...

    I'm flip-flopping between a 3 and a 4 on this one bc it was both unrealistic and messy as hell, while also being super realistic and messy as hell. There were certain things about the plot that I found completely unbelievable and really distracted me from the story, but I still really ...

    Wow, do I ever wish I had this book during high school. It was so relatable to something similar I went through, and which I?ve never seen represented in YA before. It was funny and real. And oh gosh, Coop is a precious cinnamon roll! I wanted to be friends with these characters so b...

    legend says i am more likely to read a book featuring love triangles if it's gay somehow. it's me. i'm the legend. ...

    ARCs are out in the world, so I can finally talk about this book - and believe me when I say Nic really has outdone herself with ODD ONE OUT. It's one of the best books I read in 2017, and I can't express how perfect it is and how the representation of both sexuality and race is going ...

    Odd One Out is a book about how it's like to be a questioning teenager in a world that doesn't like people who do not fit into a box. I don't think I've ever read anything similar and I really appreciated what it was trying to accomplish, but I'm not sure it succeeded. It follows thre...

    10/22/18 Now that I'm thinking about this book again, I lowered it down to two stars. I have so many more things that I disliked more than I liked. ***************** I didn't love this like I thought that I would. To be honest my thoughts are still all over the place. So much of t...

    W O W uh WOW ...

    At the start of the year, I read Dear Martin by Nic Stone and rated it 4,5 cupcakes so you can say I was quite excited to hear about her new novel. Not to mention there'd be queer characters. I was sold, needed it. Then I actually finished it, was torn and.. the more time passed, the m...

    This book would have changed my life if I'd had it when I was 16. It's about figuring out who it's okay to love and the thin lines between friendship and romance and sex. It's about how messy love can be, and about how it's okay to be unsure about everything. And it is damn good. ...

    In Nic Stone's latest, we meet Courtney, Jupiter and Rae, three friends who have got a lot to figure out. About each other and about themselves. One story. Three sides. No easy answers. Feels sorta cliche to say, but this definitely is a book I wish I had when I was younger. It w...

    jupiter for two thirds of this book: ?i?m a lesbian? jupiter when she gets her own pov: ?yeet i like boys but i?m a lesbian but also maybe not who knows?? this book was messy, messy, messy. part of me can?t believe it was actually written by a queer woman. three povs ...

    A book about queer teens of colour! ...

    I really enjoyed this. Perfectly explores the complicated reality of young relationships, platonic and otherwise. ...

    GoodRead ...

    Actual rating: 4.5 stars THIS BOOK IS SO MESSY IN THE BEST OF WAYS AND IT STRESSED ME OUT AND I LOVED IT! If you want a sum up of my coherent thoughts, I loved the way sexuality is explored here, it's fluid, it's messy, it's confusing. As well as relationships especially between p...

  • Rachel Strolle
    Feb 12, 2018

    When I read Dear Martin from this author last year, I enjoyed it and found the plot important enough to give it a high rating, but something about it didn?t quite ?click? with me, so I was super apprehensive about reading Odd One Out. On one hand, I was wary that it, like its pre...

    4.5 stars. Courtney Aloysius Cooper IV ("Coop") has been in love with his best friend Jupiter for as long as he can remember. He knows she is a lesbian so he knows a romantic relationship between the two will never happen, but that doesn't stop him from thinking about her all the ti...

    me, before reading this book: god, if you?re out there, please don?t let me hate this book as much as I hate its cover me, after reading this book: god, if you?re out there, why do you hate me ...

    I'm flip-flopping between a 3 and a 4 on this one bc it was both unrealistic and messy as hell, while also being super realistic and messy as hell. There were certain things about the plot that I found completely unbelievable and really distracted me from the story, but I still really ...

    Wow, do I ever wish I had this book during high school. It was so relatable to something similar I went through, and which I?ve never seen represented in YA before. It was funny and real. And oh gosh, Coop is a precious cinnamon roll! I wanted to be friends with these characters so b...

    legend says i am more likely to read a book featuring love triangles if it's gay somehow. it's me. i'm the legend. ...

    ARCs are out in the world, so I can finally talk about this book - and believe me when I say Nic really has outdone herself with ODD ONE OUT. It's one of the best books I read in 2017, and I can't express how perfect it is and how the representation of both sexuality and race is going ...

    Odd One Out is a book about how it's like to be a questioning teenager in a world that doesn't like people who do not fit into a box. I don't think I've ever read anything similar and I really appreciated what it was trying to accomplish, but I'm not sure it succeeded. It follows thre...

    10/22/18 Now that I'm thinking about this book again, I lowered it down to two stars. I have so many more things that I disliked more than I liked. ***************** I didn't love this like I thought that I would. To be honest my thoughts are still all over the place. So much of t...

    W O W uh WOW ...

  • Evie Braithwaite
    Oct 13, 2018

    When I read Dear Martin from this author last year, I enjoyed it and found the plot important enough to give it a high rating, but something about it didn?t quite ?click? with me, so I was super apprehensive about reading Odd One Out. On one hand, I was wary that it, like its pre...

    4.5 stars. Courtney Aloysius Cooper IV ("Coop") has been in love with his best friend Jupiter for as long as he can remember. He knows she is a lesbian so he knows a romantic relationship between the two will never happen, but that doesn't stop him from thinking about her all the ti...

    me, before reading this book: god, if you?re out there, please don?t let me hate this book as much as I hate its cover me, after reading this book: god, if you?re out there, why do you hate me ...

    I'm flip-flopping between a 3 and a 4 on this one bc it was both unrealistic and messy as hell, while also being super realistic and messy as hell. There were certain things about the plot that I found completely unbelievable and really distracted me from the story, but I still really ...

    Wow, do I ever wish I had this book during high school. It was so relatable to something similar I went through, and which I?ve never seen represented in YA before. It was funny and real. And oh gosh, Coop is a precious cinnamon roll! I wanted to be friends with these characters so b...

    legend says i am more likely to read a book featuring love triangles if it's gay somehow. it's me. i'm the legend. ...

    ARCs are out in the world, so I can finally talk about this book - and believe me when I say Nic really has outdone herself with ODD ONE OUT. It's one of the best books I read in 2017, and I can't express how perfect it is and how the representation of both sexuality and race is going ...

    Odd One Out is a book about how it's like to be a questioning teenager in a world that doesn't like people who do not fit into a box. I don't think I've ever read anything similar and I really appreciated what it was trying to accomplish, but I'm not sure it succeeded. It follows thre...

    10/22/18 Now that I'm thinking about this book again, I lowered it down to two stars. I have so many more things that I disliked more than I liked. ***************** I didn't love this like I thought that I would. To be honest my thoughts are still all over the place. So much of t...

    W O W uh WOW ...

    At the start of the year, I read Dear Martin by Nic Stone and rated it 4,5 cupcakes so you can say I was quite excited to hear about her new novel. Not to mention there'd be queer characters. I was sold, needed it. Then I actually finished it, was torn and.. the more time passed, the m...

    This book would have changed my life if I'd had it when I was 16. It's about figuring out who it's okay to love and the thin lines between friendship and romance and sex. It's about how messy love can be, and about how it's okay to be unsure about everything. And it is damn good. ...

    In Nic Stone's latest, we meet Courtney, Jupiter and Rae, three friends who have got a lot to figure out. About each other and about themselves. One story. Three sides. No easy answers. Feels sorta cliche to say, but this definitely is a book I wish I had when I was younger. It w...

    jupiter for two thirds of this book: ?i?m a lesbian? jupiter when she gets her own pov: ?yeet i like boys but i?m a lesbian but also maybe not who knows?? this book was messy, messy, messy. part of me can?t believe it was actually written by a queer woman. three povs ...

    A book about queer teens of colour! ...

    I really enjoyed this. Perfectly explores the complicated reality of young relationships, platonic and otherwise. ...

    GoodRead ...

    Actual rating: 4.5 stars THIS BOOK IS SO MESSY IN THE BEST OF WAYS AND IT STRESSED ME OUT AND I LOVED IT! If you want a sum up of my coherent thoughts, I loved the way sexuality is explored here, it's fluid, it's messy, it's confusing. As well as relationships especially between p...

    This book was incredibly messy, but in a very good way. It perfectly encapsulates how messy attraction can be and how confusing labels are and I loved it. Also, fun fact: before reading this book I was thinking about how I miss having crushes on people, but while reading this book ...

    Three teens of color. Three sexualities. . . but maybe more. This is a fabulous YA novel about what identity means and how sexual identity is a fluid thing and sometimes hard to define. The story itself follows Coop and Jupiter, who are best friends that have always felt something a li...

    2.5 stars This was ? disappointing. Don't get me wrong: Odd One Out is easily one of the most diverse and honest books I've ever read. I was so excited to read about these three protagonists of colour, two of which are questioning their sexual identities. And there's so much im...

    *4.5 stars* I feel so seen and so validated after finishing this book. Odd One Out deals heavily with identity and the process of questioning the things you thought were certain about yourself. I wish I could go back in time and throw this book at my teen self who was grappling with...

    Odd One Out has the closest representation of a Love Triangle I've ever read in YA lit. Truly. The story engages the complexities of sexual identity and fluidity, intersectionalism, and non-traditional families through three separate "novellas" -- each novella being a different charact...

    Odd One Out is a coming-of-age story which explores friendship, love and self-discovery. Through her telling of the story, Nic Stone triumphs with her representation of race and sexuality, the complex nature of discovering who we truly are and the reality that is the fluidity of labels...

  • Natasha
    Apr 20, 2018

    When I read Dear Martin from this author last year, I enjoyed it and found the plot important enough to give it a high rating, but something about it didn?t quite ?click? with me, so I was super apprehensive about reading Odd One Out. On one hand, I was wary that it, like its pre...

    4.5 stars. Courtney Aloysius Cooper IV ("Coop") has been in love with his best friend Jupiter for as long as he can remember. He knows she is a lesbian so he knows a romantic relationship between the two will never happen, but that doesn't stop him from thinking about her all the ti...

    me, before reading this book: god, if you?re out there, please don?t let me hate this book as much as I hate its cover me, after reading this book: god, if you?re out there, why do you hate me ...

    I'm flip-flopping between a 3 and a 4 on this one bc it was both unrealistic and messy as hell, while also being super realistic and messy as hell. There were certain things about the plot that I found completely unbelievable and really distracted me from the story, but I still really ...

    Wow, do I ever wish I had this book during high school. It was so relatable to something similar I went through, and which I?ve never seen represented in YA before. It was funny and real. And oh gosh, Coop is a precious cinnamon roll! I wanted to be friends with these characters so b...

    legend says i am more likely to read a book featuring love triangles if it's gay somehow. it's me. i'm the legend. ...

    ARCs are out in the world, so I can finally talk about this book - and believe me when I say Nic really has outdone herself with ODD ONE OUT. It's one of the best books I read in 2017, and I can't express how perfect it is and how the representation of both sexuality and race is going ...

    Odd One Out is a book about how it's like to be a questioning teenager in a world that doesn't like people who do not fit into a box. I don't think I've ever read anything similar and I really appreciated what it was trying to accomplish, but I'm not sure it succeeded. It follows thre...

    10/22/18 Now that I'm thinking about this book again, I lowered it down to two stars. I have so many more things that I disliked more than I liked. ***************** I didn't love this like I thought that I would. To be honest my thoughts are still all over the place. So much of t...

    W O W uh WOW ...

    At the start of the year, I read Dear Martin by Nic Stone and rated it 4,5 cupcakes so you can say I was quite excited to hear about her new novel. Not to mention there'd be queer characters. I was sold, needed it. Then I actually finished it, was torn and.. the more time passed, the m...

    This book would have changed my life if I'd had it when I was 16. It's about figuring out who it's okay to love and the thin lines between friendship and romance and sex. It's about how messy love can be, and about how it's okay to be unsure about everything. And it is damn good. ...

    In Nic Stone's latest, we meet Courtney, Jupiter and Rae, three friends who have got a lot to figure out. About each other and about themselves. One story. Three sides. No easy answers. Feels sorta cliche to say, but this definitely is a book I wish I had when I was younger. It w...

    jupiter for two thirds of this book: ?i?m a lesbian? jupiter when she gets her own pov: ?yeet i like boys but i?m a lesbian but also maybe not who knows?? this book was messy, messy, messy. part of me can?t believe it was actually written by a queer woman. three povs ...

    A book about queer teens of colour! ...

  • Acqua
    Sep 30, 2018

    When I read Dear Martin from this author last year, I enjoyed it and found the plot important enough to give it a high rating, but something about it didn?t quite ?click? with me, so I was super apprehensive about reading Odd One Out. On one hand, I was wary that it, like its pre...

    4.5 stars. Courtney Aloysius Cooper IV ("Coop") has been in love with his best friend Jupiter for as long as he can remember. He knows she is a lesbian so he knows a romantic relationship between the two will never happen, but that doesn't stop him from thinking about her all the ti...

    me, before reading this book: god, if you?re out there, please don?t let me hate this book as much as I hate its cover me, after reading this book: god, if you?re out there, why do you hate me ...

    I'm flip-flopping between a 3 and a 4 on this one bc it was both unrealistic and messy as hell, while also being super realistic and messy as hell. There were certain things about the plot that I found completely unbelievable and really distracted me from the story, but I still really ...

    Wow, do I ever wish I had this book during high school. It was so relatable to something similar I went through, and which I?ve never seen represented in YA before. It was funny and real. And oh gosh, Coop is a precious cinnamon roll! I wanted to be friends with these characters so b...

    legend says i am more likely to read a book featuring love triangles if it's gay somehow. it's me. i'm the legend. ...

    ARCs are out in the world, so I can finally talk about this book - and believe me when I say Nic really has outdone herself with ODD ONE OUT. It's one of the best books I read in 2017, and I can't express how perfect it is and how the representation of both sexuality and race is going ...

    Odd One Out is a book about how it's like to be a questioning teenager in a world that doesn't like people who do not fit into a box. I don't think I've ever read anything similar and I really appreciated what it was trying to accomplish, but I'm not sure it succeeded. It follows thre...

  • ellie
    Apr 21, 2018

    When I read Dear Martin from this author last year, I enjoyed it and found the plot important enough to give it a high rating, but something about it didn?t quite ?click? with me, so I was super apprehensive about reading Odd One Out. On one hand, I was wary that it, like its pre...

    4.5 stars. Courtney Aloysius Cooper IV ("Coop") has been in love with his best friend Jupiter for as long as he can remember. He knows she is a lesbian so he knows a romantic relationship between the two will never happen, but that doesn't stop him from thinking about her all the ti...

    me, before reading this book: god, if you?re out there, please don?t let me hate this book as much as I hate its cover me, after reading this book: god, if you?re out there, why do you hate me ...

    I'm flip-flopping between a 3 and a 4 on this one bc it was both unrealistic and messy as hell, while also being super realistic and messy as hell. There were certain things about the plot that I found completely unbelievable and really distracted me from the story, but I still really ...

    Wow, do I ever wish I had this book during high school. It was so relatable to something similar I went through, and which I?ve never seen represented in YA before. It was funny and real. And oh gosh, Coop is a precious cinnamon roll! I wanted to be friends with these characters so b...

    legend says i am more likely to read a book featuring love triangles if it's gay somehow. it's me. i'm the legend. ...

  • may ➹
    Oct 13, 2018

    When I read Dear Martin from this author last year, I enjoyed it and found the plot important enough to give it a high rating, but something about it didn?t quite ?click? with me, so I was super apprehensive about reading Odd One Out. On one hand, I was wary that it, like its pre...

    4.5 stars. Courtney Aloysius Cooper IV ("Coop") has been in love with his best friend Jupiter for as long as he can remember. He knows she is a lesbian so he knows a romantic relationship between the two will never happen, but that doesn't stop him from thinking about her all the ti...

    me, before reading this book: god, if you?re out there, please don?t let me hate this book as much as I hate its cover me, after reading this book: god, if you?re out there, why do you hate me ...

  • Assia
    Oct 11, 2018

    When I read Dear Martin from this author last year, I enjoyed it and found the plot important enough to give it a high rating, but something about it didn?t quite ?click? with me, so I was super apprehensive about reading Odd One Out. On one hand, I was wary that it, like its pre...

    4.5 stars. Courtney Aloysius Cooper IV ("Coop") has been in love with his best friend Jupiter for as long as he can remember. He knows she is a lesbian so he knows a romantic relationship between the two will never happen, but that doesn't stop him from thinking about her all the ti...

    me, before reading this book: god, if you?re out there, please don?t let me hate this book as much as I hate its cover me, after reading this book: god, if you?re out there, why do you hate me ...

    I'm flip-flopping between a 3 and a 4 on this one bc it was both unrealistic and messy as hell, while also being super realistic and messy as hell. There were certain things about the plot that I found completely unbelievable and really distracted me from the story, but I still really ...

    Wow, do I ever wish I had this book during high school. It was so relatable to something similar I went through, and which I?ve never seen represented in YA before. It was funny and real. And oh gosh, Coop is a precious cinnamon roll! I wanted to be friends with these characters so b...

    legend says i am more likely to read a book featuring love triangles if it's gay somehow. it's me. i'm the legend. ...

    ARCs are out in the world, so I can finally talk about this book - and believe me when I say Nic really has outdone herself with ODD ONE OUT. It's one of the best books I read in 2017, and I can't express how perfect it is and how the representation of both sexuality and race is going ...

    Odd One Out is a book about how it's like to be a questioning teenager in a world that doesn't like people who do not fit into a box. I don't think I've ever read anything similar and I really appreciated what it was trying to accomplish, but I'm not sure it succeeded. It follows thre...

    10/22/18 Now that I'm thinking about this book again, I lowered it down to two stars. I have so many more things that I disliked more than I liked. ***************** I didn't love this like I thought that I would. To be honest my thoughts are still all over the place. So much of t...

    W O W uh WOW ...

    At the start of the year, I read Dear Martin by Nic Stone and rated it 4,5 cupcakes so you can say I was quite excited to hear about her new novel. Not to mention there'd be queer characters. I was sold, needed it. Then I actually finished it, was torn and.. the more time passed, the m...

    This book would have changed my life if I'd had it when I was 16. It's about figuring out who it's okay to love and the thin lines between friendship and romance and sex. It's about how messy love can be, and about how it's okay to be unsure about everything. And it is damn good. ...

    In Nic Stone's latest, we meet Courtney, Jupiter and Rae, three friends who have got a lot to figure out. About each other and about themselves. One story. Three sides. No easy answers. Feels sorta cliche to say, but this definitely is a book I wish I had when I was younger. It w...

    jupiter for two thirds of this book: ?i?m a lesbian? jupiter when she gets her own pov: ?yeet i like boys but i?m a lesbian but also maybe not who knows?? this book was messy, messy, messy. part of me can?t believe it was actually written by a queer woman. three povs ...

    A book about queer teens of colour! ...

    I really enjoyed this. Perfectly explores the complicated reality of young relationships, platonic and otherwise. ...

    GoodRead ...

    Actual rating: 4.5 stars THIS BOOK IS SO MESSY IN THE BEST OF WAYS AND IT STRESSED ME OUT AND I LOVED IT! If you want a sum up of my coherent thoughts, I loved the way sexuality is explored here, it's fluid, it's messy, it's confusing. As well as relationships especially between p...

    This book was incredibly messy, but in a very good way. It perfectly encapsulates how messy attraction can be and how confusing labels are and I loved it. Also, fun fact: before reading this book I was thinking about how I miss having crushes on people, but while reading this book ...

    Three teens of color. Three sexualities. . . but maybe more. This is a fabulous YA novel about what identity means and how sexual identity is a fluid thing and sometimes hard to define. The story itself follows Coop and Jupiter, who are best friends that have always felt something a li...

    2.5 stars This was ? disappointing. Don't get me wrong: Odd One Out is easily one of the most diverse and honest books I've ever read. I was so excited to read about these three protagonists of colour, two of which are questioning their sexual identities. And there's so much im...

    *4.5 stars* I feel so seen and so validated after finishing this book. Odd One Out deals heavily with identity and the process of questioning the things you thought were certain about yourself. I wish I could go back in time and throw this book at my teen self who was grappling with...

    Odd One Out has the closest representation of a Love Triangle I've ever read in YA lit. Truly. The story engages the complexities of sexual identity and fluidity, intersectionalism, and non-traditional families through three separate "novellas" -- each novella being a different charact...

    Odd One Out is a coming-of-age story which explores friendship, love and self-discovery. Through her telling of the story, Nic Stone triumphs with her representation of race and sexuality, the complex nature of discovering who we truly are and the reality that is the fluidity of labels...

    In her 2014 Ted Talk ?The Danger of a Single Story,? novelist Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie said, ?I?ve always felt that it is impossible to engage properly with a place or person without engaging with all of the stories of that place and that person.? Literature critic Edward W. ...

    Odd One Out is a brilliant, honest take on the complexities of sexuality. ...

    not for me. the first scene when he takes advantage of his close friendship with Jupiter and gets his rocks off from that hug lmao YIKES. That made me very uncomfy. I wasn't really interested in hearing about a guy in love with his gay best friend. like I get it, but it's not for me...