Zij en ik
Jupiter en haar buurjongen Courtney zijn al elf jaar beste vrienden, maar alles verandert als de mooie, sprankelende Rae hun leven instapt.
Courtney 'Coop' Cooper: Gedumpt. Nog een keer. Normaal zou ik het niet erg vinden, maar op dit moment negeert mijn beste vriendin Jupiter Sanchez me om een of ander meisje te appen.
Rae Evelyn Chin: Ik ben het 'nieuwe meisje', maar Jupit...more
Unfortunately, this was simply not an enjoyable reading experience at al ...more
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 time. Plus, it doesn't help that they spend almost all of their free time together since they live next door to each other and their families are intertwined. Heck, he even pledged his virginity to her when they were in ...more
me, after reading this book: god, if you’re out there, why do you hate me
I just reread the ARC, so now I've read th ...more
It follows three characters:
➡ Courtney Cooper: straight black boy in love with his best friend, even though he knows she will never feel the same way because she's a lesbian.
➡ Jupiter Charity-Sanchez: biracial black girl who has tw ...more
🌸 full review now posted!
It was messy but I feel like the message it was trying to give is very important. I just didn't love the execution.
This is a book about how complicated it is to navigate personhood, relationships, past trauma, identity, social pressure, and basically everything else you might find yourself having to deal with in addition to your daily life as a t ...more
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 in just over three hundred pages made it feel like i never really got to know any of the main characters, never mind the supporting characters. courtney was whiny, rae was confusing and jupiter was selfish. they’re probably all believ ...more
Odd One Out was such a huge disappointment, after being very interested in the coming-of-age, discovering yourself and exploring sexuality story-line. We follow three POVs of three teens: Courtney, Rae and Jupiter who are all in high school and navigating their way through the powers of friendships and relationships. I don't often do this but I would like to leave a link to another Goodreads review by Destiny: https://www.goodreads.com/review/sh ...more
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 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 ...more
I don’t know how else to describe this other than messy but in the best way. It portrayed the painfully messy inner workings of being a teen, the messy journey of discovering yourself and the mess that is society and the messages that, no matter how hard you try, you can’t quite escape.
So yeah, it was a mess but a brilliantly written one. It was funny, stressful, lighthearted, heavy and authentic. The characters were equally funny, witty, strong, loveab ...more
As in Dear Martin, diversity is definitely a huge theme in this book. Where racism is the focus of her previous wor ...more
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.
The story is separated in 3 parts and every part is told from the point of view of one of the characters Cooper, Rae and Jupiter.
There will be some spoilers ahead.
Cooper was definitely d ...more
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 didn't flow nicely.
The characters, I just simply COULD NOT STAND FOR THE LIFE OF ME. And the relationship felt hallow and unnatural. Moreover, I'm not a fan of the whole "best friend in love with his lesbian girl friend" so...no. Just ...more
Courtney (Coop) and Jupiter have been best friends for as long as they can remember. Coop has always had a crush on Jupe, only problem is that she will never like him back as she identifies as a lesbian. When new girl Rae comes to town and both teens find themselves becoming interested in her, things get a bit messy.
I think this is a great book for those questioning their sexuality and ...more
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 was real. It was messy. Sometimes it was Real Messy. And I loved every bit of it.
Nic spins out three distinct personalities in separate POVs that paint the larger picture of what it means to be questioning, how it affects/c ...more
I received an Arc of this book in exchange of an honest review
CW: panic attack, childhood trauma, abandonnement, talk of death of a parent.
Full review originally posted on my blog: Word Wonders
I truly am a fan. I was after reading Dear Martin but I’m even more so after reading Odd One Out. This book made me feel seen in ways not many books have achieved before. It was hands down one of my most anticipated releases for this year, so when my review request was approved ...more
Also, fun fact: before reading this book I was thinking about how I miss having crushes on people, but while reading this book I thought "never mind, this is way too stressful"
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 important stuff in this book – about labels especially, how sometimes you might choose a label for yourself that doesn't fit anymore when you learn more about yourself, and how this can be pretty terrifying.
On the other hand … ...more
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.
Problems? Yeah, I've got some. But that'll come with the full review.