Odd One out

Title

Odd One out

Authors

Nic Stone

Publisher

Crown

Publication Year

2018

ISBN

9781101939536

Pages

320 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

High school juniors and best friends Courtney and Jupe, and new sophomore Rae, explore their sexuality and their budding attractions for one another.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Lexile Measure

HL780L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Culture/Ethnicity; Racial Diversity; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Single parent; Family member death; Divorce; Multicultural; Biracial; Gay/Lesbian; Bisexuality; single parent; single mother; single father; death of a parent; death of a father; divorced parents; multicultural community; multiple cultures; different cultures; biracial teenager; mixed race; two races; queer; gay; gay adults; gay teenager; lesbian; lesbian teenager; same-sex partnership; same-sex relationship; same-sex marriage; two fathers; bisexual teenager

Main Character

female teenager; male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

multiple

Family Formation

two fathers; single father; single mother

LGBTQ+

bisexual female; lesbian female

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2018, Nominee, Young Adult Fiction
Best Children and YA Books, 2018 Young Adults
Booklist Book Review Stars, 2018
Booklist Top 10 Diverse Fiction for Older and Middle Readers, 2019
NPR's Book Concierge, 2018 Young Adult
YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2019 Young Adult Fiction

Keywords

high school; jealousy; relationships; questioning sexuality; love triangle; mystery; childhood heroes; crushes

Diversity Impact

direct

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