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Odd one out

by Stone, Nic,

Format: Kindle Book 2018 2018
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Summary
High school juniors and best friends Courtney and Jupe, and new sophomore Rae, explore their sexuality and their budding attractions for one another.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Stone, author of Dear Martin (2017), delivers another poignant and necessary book for teens with her sophomore novel. It is a story about self-discovery, identity, love, and all the uncomfortable and staggering emotions felt keenly when you are a teen. The novel is told from three perspectives. Courtney Cooper is a basketball star, and although he has had a string of relationships and breakups he has always harbored a crush on his best friend, Jupiter Charity-Sanchez. However, Jupiter likes girls. Jupiter thinks her identity is neatly and clearly defined, until Rae Chin moves to town. Rae finds herself drawn to both Jupiter and Courtney, and a love triangle evolves among the trio that is complicated, messy, and real. Each teen embarks on their own journey of self-discovery to figure out who they are, what they need, and what they desire outside of the societal norms and labels dictated to them. Like Dear Martin, this shines in its authentic, timely dialogue; vivid, touching characters; and complex interpersonal relationships. It is a novel vital to young adults' lives that examines the intersections of sexuality, gender, and race issues and blurred boundaries that teens grapple with in a society that favors neat and tidy boxes. Essential reading that proves some glass houses need stones thrown at them.--Enishia Davenport Copyright 2018 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "In Decatur, Ga., three teens in a complex love triangle navigate a fine line between friendship and romantic love. High-school junior Courtney ("Coop") can't deny his physical attraction to his neighbor and female best friend, Jupiter, whom he's loved for years. She identifies as gay, but she begins to wonder about her feelings for Coop, leading to mixed messages between them. Meanwhile, new student Rae dramatically changes Courtney and Jupiter's dynamic after befriending them, and she finds herself infatuated with them both. Divided into three sections, each narrated distinctively by one of the three protagonists, the book effectively conveys teen dynamics, early sexual exploration, and feeling left out. Stone (Dear Martin) challenges stereotypical notions of what it means to be straight, bisexual, or gay, showing how sexual identities and desires can be as complicated as the individual human brain. Ages 14-up. Agent: Katherine Dunn, InkWell Management. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Friendship Fiction
Dating (Social customs) Fiction
Sexual orientation Fiction
High schools Fiction
Schools Fiction
Friendship Juvenile fiction
Dating (Social customs) Juvenile fiction
Sexual orientation Juvenile fiction
High schools Juvenile fiction
Schools Juvenile fiction
Romance
Young Adult Literature
Young Adult Fiction
Electronic books.
Young adult fiction.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Random House Children's Books2018
2018
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Audience Ages 15 & up.
Grades 10 & up.
HL780L
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
Format: Kindle Book
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Description 1 online resource
ISBN 9781101939550
1101939559
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