Odd One Out by Nic Stone

Odd One Out

by Nic Stone

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin comes an honest and touching depiction of friendship, first love, and everything in between. Perfect for fans of Love, Simon and What If It's Us.

Courtney Cooper and Jupiter Sanchez (Coop & Jupe!) have been next-door neighbors and best friends since they were seven-years-old. She's his partner-in-crime and other half. But lately, Cooper can't ignore he might want something more than friendship from Jupiter.

When Rae Chin moves to town she can't believe how lucky she is to find Coop and Jupe. Being the new kid is usually synonymous with pariah, but around these two, she finally feels like she belongs. She's so grateful she wants to kiss him...and her.

Jupiter has always liked girls. But when Rae starts dating Cooper, Jupe realizes that the only girl she ever really imagined by his side was her.

One story. Three sides. No easy answers.


"Fans of Nic and new readers will find themselves engrossed." -Teen Vogue

"Declaring yourself--how you would like to be represented and whom you want to love and connect with--is treated with real tenderness." -The New York Times

Reviewed by Linda on

3 of 5 stars

3.5 stars
Odd One Out is a solid story, but the narration didn't work so well for me. It was difficult to distinguish the three different narrator's voices, and I found I had to go back to check whose thoughts I was reading more than once.
I really enjoyed the whole inner discussions Jupiter had with herself. About labels, mostly. Because what are all those labels for? Ourselves? Or other people so that we can fit into their world view? I think that's what I liked the most about the story, because labels can be very restrictive.

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