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Odd One Out, by Nic Stone — October 2, 2018

Odd One Out, by Nic Stone


Title: Odd One Out

Author: Nic Stone

Publication Date: October 9, 2018

Pages: 320

Courtney “Coop” Cooper: Dumped. Again. Normally I wouldn’t mind. But right now my best friend is ignoring me to text some girl.

Rae Evelyn Chin: I’m the “new girl,” but Jupiter and Courtney make me feel like I’m right where I belong. Also, I want to kiss him. And her.

Jupiter Charity Sanchez: The only thing worse than losing the girl you love to a boy is losing her to your boy. I have to make a move.

One Story. Three Sides. No Easy Answers.

This book took my heart and ripped it into pieces. Tiny little pieces that will never be put back together again. It was so beautiful and powerful and it taught such an important message! All opinions are entirely my own. I cannot wait to see what Ms. Stone will write next.

Ms. Stone’s writing style is extraordinary, very addictive, and lyrical. She writes about hard topics that most people don’t talk about, but then after reading one of her books, want to start a movement for. I think that Ms. Stone’s style is one of the most unique writing styles out there and I really love it.

Coop, Rae, and Jupiter were the perfect squad. At least, for one part of the book. They were such unique people – amazing, alone, but better together. When they weren’t fighting, that is. I loved them all so much! All of them were so precious and I want them all to be happy. 

Rae was probably my favorite character. She was so strong and independent and smart. I just wanted to be cheering for her and comforting her and being her friend. She was the most upbeat person in the book and she cared for her friends quite a lot. I loved how kind she was to everyone – even if she was a little bit of a people pleaser.

The plot was one of the most interesting parts of the book. It was organized into three sections, each section in a separate POV, one for Jupiter, Coop, and Rae. I enjoyed Coop’s POV the most because of how he interacted with everyone in his life. I loved him so much because he was kind to everyone and because of funny he was. The plot twists were very unpredictable and complicated. I loved how well things were planned out. You could tell that Ms. Stone planned this carefully. I really admired her attention to detail and her ability to (probably) stick to a plan.

All in all, I really loved this book and I can’t wait to see what else Ms. Stone writes. I got the summary from the back cover. Remember to fill out my survey. You can find the link to it on my About page. Thanks for Reading!!! Have a Great Day!!! -Annalee and Buttons

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Dear Martin, by Nic Stone — January 15, 2018

Dear Martin, by Nic Stone

download (1)Writing letters to the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., seventeen-year-old college-bound Justyce McAllister struggles to face the reality of race relations today and how they are shaping him.

This book was awesome!!!! I think that it is perfect. It drives the point across and breaks your heart at the same time. Who knew that could happen? Me. The characters were so realistic and the book was really well written. I could not find one flaw in this book. I loved it to pieces and I think that it might become one of my favorite books for 2018. Here’s why.


The characters were so realistic. There were the haters, the supporters, and the people in between. It was sort of depressing to read about but that’s the way life is now. The fact that there were some evil people in this book as well as the Justyce supporters was what made the book real for me. And the fact that sometimes there were more haters then friends was real as well. I loved it so much.

My favorite character in this was Sarah – Jane (SJ). She stuck up for Justyce even though she didn’t have to. I loved it. SJ was also really funny and I loved how she was always able to win the verbal battles with Jared, one of the haters. I also loved how whenever Justyce was feeling down she tried to cheer him up. Honestly, SJ was just a good person and one that we should all try to be like.

The characters in this book were so real that they broke my heart. I know that there are the haters out there who are just cruel but I don’t pay attention to them (except our current leader). This book gives me an insight into that world of haters. Even though I try to avoid these people I can’t sometimes. These characters broke my heart and I love them to pieces. 

This book was pretty short, but that doesn’t mean that it wasn’t awesome. I loved the writing style and how Justyce wrote letters to Martin Luther King Jr. (which is why this post is getting published today). After all, everyone has ways of coping and this was his. Sometimes I got mad or scared while reading the book. This had nothing to do with the book itself, just what some of the idiot characters were doing. So if you’re going to read this book, prepare to get upset about things.

The setting was awesome. I think that it was pretty well written and that I could imagine myself there. Not like I would want to. Barsleton Prep isn’t where I want to go to school. And I don’t have any plans for moving to Georgia. But the book was like a movie in my brain. A sad and depressing movie, but a move nonetheless. So even though the book was pretty sad it was still well written and you were able to connect with it. So all I can say is that you should read this book. It is awesome.

As you can see above I really loved this book. I highly recommend it to everyone. Please remember to fill out my survey!!!! You can find the link on my about page. Thanks for Reading!!!! Have a Great Day!!! -Annalee and Buttons.

Book Rating: th (14)