Odd One Out by Nic Stone

Odd One Out

From the New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin comes this illuminating exploration of old friendships, new crushes, and the path to self-discovery.Courtney "Coop" CooperDumped. 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 ChinI assumed "new girl" would be synonymous with "pariah," but Jupiter and Courtney make me feel like I'm righ...

Details Odd One Out

TitleOdd One Out
Release DateOct 9th, 2018
PublisherCrown Books for Young Readers
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary, Lgbt, Romance

Reviews Odd One Out

  • Korrina (OwlCrate)
    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 badly; they were all so funny and warm.
  • Ava
    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 to change lives when it releases. It's unique, funny, heartwarming, heartbreaking, and most of all, just like DEAR MARTIN, it's so achingly real. I loved every page...
  • Rachel Strolle
    W O W uhWOW
  • Ashley
    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.Oh how I love it so. I can't wait for you all to read it.
  • Fadwa (Word Wonders)
    Actual rating: 4.5 starsTHIS 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 people who form deep emotional connections. The ending was NOTHING like i expected or wanted it to be but it was real and worked just as well!Review coming closer to relea...
  • Madalyn (Novel Ink)
    *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 her attractions to women.
  • Kayla Brunson
    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 this could have been cleared up with communication. This book is told in three parts. We get the POV of each character. We have Coop, Rae, and Jupiter. Coop has been in love with his best friend Jupiter (who happens to be a lesbian) forever. Rae moves to town and is attracted to both Coop and Jupiter. Jupiter has feelings for Rae. As...
  • Annalee
    Another book that I read at camp.This book took my heart and ripped it into pieces. Tiny little pieces that will never be put back together again. It was so beautiful and powerful and it taught such an important message!!!! Everything about this book was perfect and I fell in love with it from the very first page!!! I cannot wait to see what Ms. Stone will write next.
  • Ricky
    "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 already-read Girls of Paper and Fire and Light Years on one side, and my forthcoming reads For a Muse of Fire and A Blade So Black on the other.And I can tell you that thi...
  • joey (thoughts and afterthoughts)
    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 character POV but all of which feeds back into the linearity of the story itself. And to top it all off, it has Nic's signature dialogue and humour.Problems? Yeah, I've go...
  • Alicia
    While the characters are dynamic with plenty of voice, it doesn't seem realistic to teenagers and I think it has more to do with Stone's writing style and approach rather than it being inauthentic. There's so much to connect with between romance and relationships and life that teens to relate to in their gossipy self-centeredness (all in a good way!). As Stone mentions in her afterward, this is a book she would have wanted growing up, but didn't ...
  • Melissapalmer404
    Book #64 Read in 2018Odd One Out by Nic StoneThis is a well written, coming-of-age young adult fiction book. Jupiter and Coop have been friends since they were kids. Jupiter is gay and she makes no bones about it. Cooper happens to be in love with her, even though that is not likely to work out well for him. They become friends with Rae, and the friendship Rae and Coop begin affects Jupiter in surprising ways. Will the friendship survive all of t...
  • Shayna
    I loved this book! I read it in one sitting basically. I had no patience to wait to see how the relationships of this trio would unravel.Nic Stone has PERFECTED the art of creating insanely realistic characters with dialogue that really makes you feel like you're there, overhearing real people talking. I don't think I can name characters who felt more real to me than hers.Despite that, they ARE confused teenagers who don't make the best decisions...
  • Mary Thomas
    WOW. If I hadn’t met Nic Stone and figured out first hand that she is an incredible magic human, I might hate her a little. Her personality and voice leaps from the page in one of the best realistic fiction YA books I’ve read all year. Her ability to craft teenage characters that act and sound like teenagers is uncanny! This is probably due in some part to how much Nic loves teens, and truly writes with her audience in mind. This is an extrem...
  • Lori Anketell
    I am just as pleased with this second book by Nic Stone, as I was with her first book! (Dear Martin)This three-character-narrative is an excellent contemporary look at crushes, love, sexual identity, and various elements of the coming-of-age theme. Very easily absorbed, and so much to discuss! Highly recommend!
  • Gretal
    I don't even know what to say. shit.
  • Becky R.
    In this second novel by Nic Stone, we are introduced to a trio of characters: Courtney, Jupiter, and Rae. Each character takes a turn narrating the story by thirds in the book, starting with the only male of the three, Courtney, who is harboring a bit of a crush on his female best friend, Jupiter. The only issue there is that not only is she his best friend, but she is also an acknowledged lesbian. Courtney finds this situation frustrating, but n...
  • Slaa!!!
    I loooovvveee Nic Stone soooo mucccchhhh is the first thing you should know. Her characters are SO lovable and real and LOVABLE and just Nic’s writing style and personality and humor - there are so many LOL moments. I don’t know how to even. I love this book. I love these characters. I didn’t know WHAT to think since I was basically shipping every character with every other character simultaneously. It was a lot of feelings and I didn’t t...
  • Eri
    Review will be posted on my blog closer to release date, but, I will tell you that this book is so good. It's a book I definitely would have appreciated in my younger years. If you ever questioned yourself on who to love, read this. This book is for everybody and is so worth it. PREORDER IT NOW! LIKE RIGHT NOW!
  • Lauren
    4.5 Stars overall.
  • Elisa
    The book I needed both growing up and now.
  • Michele Knott
    Nic Stone knows how to write books that teens want to read because they are RELEVANT.
  • Teresa
    Nic Stone is pretty damn amazing and this latest venture from her does not disappoint. I can't even put into words how this book made me feel....all I want to do is shout from the rooftops that everyone should be reading her....seriously, everyone!!Grab a copy of this book at your local indie bookstore on 10/9/2018!!! (I know that is sooo far away but trust me you will want to read this. Honestly, I don't know how I am going to wait until that da...