Nic Stone-Odd One Out

Nic Stone


Nic Stone is the author of the New York Times bestselling Dear Martin and critically-acclaimed Odd One Out, which Booklist called “essential reading” in a starred review. Jackpot, her third novel, is a life-affirming story about the humanity in people, no matter how little or how much is in their bank account. Nic lives in Atlanta with her adorable little family. @getnicced


Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America

Four of the top names in Children's and YA Lit share stories about what it is like to be a black teen in the U.S.

Kimberly Jones

Kim Jones is the former manager of the bookstore Little Shop of Stories and currently works in the entertainment industry. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Odd One Out

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.

An NPR best book of the year and a Boston Globe best children’s book of 2018.
“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

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