When her best friend Hannah comes out the day before junior year, Daisy is so ready to let her ally flag fly that even a second, way blindsiding confession can t derail her smiling determination to fight for gay rights Before you can spell LGBTQIA, Daisy s leading the charge to end their school s antiquated ban on same sex dates at dances starting with homecoming AnWhen her best friend Hannah comes out the day before junior year, Daisy is so ready to let her ally flag fly that even a second, way blindsiding confession can t derail her smiling determination to fight for gay rights Before you can spell LGBTQIA, Daisy s leading the charge to end their school s antiquated ban on same sex dates at dances starting with homecoming And if people assume Daisy herself is gay Meh, so what It s all for the cause What Daisy doesn t expect is for the cause to blow up starting with Adam, the cute college journalist whose interview with Daisy for his university paper goes viral, catching fire in the national media Holy cats With the story spinning out of control, protesters gathering, Hannah left in the dust of Daisy s good intentions, and Daisy s mad attraction to Adam feeling like an inconvenient truth, Daisy finds herself caught between her bold plans, her bad decisions, and her big fat mouth.
The Inside of Out When her best friend Hannah comes out the day before junior year Daisy is so ready to let her ally flag fly that even a second way blindsiding confession can t derail her smiling determination to fi
Everything that happened in this book was EXACTLY what I wanted to have happen Crazy, right Five stars.
Rating 4.5 StarsI feel like most readers will dislike this book for two reasons an unlikable heroine and an understated romance which makes me achingly sad Thorne s debut, The Wrong Side of Right, was a perfectly constructed contemporary romance It featured a protagonist we were familiar with shy, submissive, and eager to please which made it easy to root for her, support her, and grow alongside her as she found her backbone and stood up for herself But Daisy, the heroine of The Inside of Out ha [...]
I had a lot of mixed feelings while reading this book but I ended up really liking it I really love the overall concept of this book, I really do, but I think the message of this book was sidelined a few times Daisy is a really cool character and I liked her character development but I was frustrated with her a lot I understood why she did the things she did but I also wanted to jump into the book and tell her to just chill for second But I was very frustrated with Hannah as well This whole book [...]
Overall, this book was a well intentioned read that raised interesting topics, but my dislike of Daisy and her portrayal of asexuality made it hard for me to really enjoy it I really can t get over the portrayal of asexuality in this story This is a very personal problem as I myself am asexual and am crazy about awareness as such, I expect that most others wouldn t notice that anything was at fault and would enjoy the book nonetheless However, a very 2D portrayal of asexuality was made, and the [...]
I should not have read this book so early because now ALL I WANNA DO is talk about it and have a thousand book clubs with it Every now and again I come across a book where I feel like regardless of how you feel about the content, it s a really important and worthwhile read for the discussions it spawns, and this is absolutely, 1000% one of those books Eventually I hope to have coherent stuff to say on it, but right now, that s where I m at.
I had a lot of problems with this book Sure, it s great to have a book with a lot of diversity sexuality wise But I just hated how the MC kept appropriating several different sexual orientation and I m pretty sure the author did little to no research at all about asexuality I hated the portrayal of it Many of the other characters felt sort of stereotypical and I just wasn t the biggest fan of it I did appreciate that privilege was discussed, but overall the book unfortunately left of a bitter t [...]
A YA book addressing privilege written by one of my favorite debut authors of the year I know this is going to be all kinds of wonderful
The one thing I really gotta hand it to this is that it s very feel good for LGBTQ individuals, even though the main character is straight And yes, this is an example of why straight allies should probably stay in their lane, but for a novel so focused on the issues that LGBTQ teens face there were some real glaring issues What stood out most to me as a queer ace is the portrayal of asexuality I felt like it was used as a joke throughout the entire novel, about how Daisy kept pretending to be ac [...]
Well, now this was just plain silly Early on I was highly tempted to move on to greener pastures but, stubborn burro that I am, I continued reading I didn t really expect the novel to get better I was right but I felt since I had already invested time in reading some of it, I might as well read the rest and add a tally to my count Petty much Anyway, the not terribly likable protagonist and highly improbable story line combined with a whack you over the head message of tolerance and acceptance wa [...]
While I wasn t the biggest fan of the author s debut novel, The Wrong Side of Right, I loved her writing and saw immense potential it I m happy I picked up The Inside of Out because it tackles important themes of LGBTQ issues, friendship, family, love and growing up.WHAT I LIKED My favorite element in The Inside of Out was the discussion of the LGBTQ themes, from the perspective of a straight, white teenager I honestly thought it was a refreshing take because Daisy wants to 100% help raise aware [...]
Here s the thing about Jenn Marie Thorne s writing, not only is it good, it s really NOW The topics she addresses are so beautifully illustrated, and so tremendously relevant to, well, today So with her first book we ve got a presidential election, and this one we ve got privilege and the savior complex All that aside, her writing is just beautiful and spot on I loved her first book and her second is no different The characters are real and fleshed out, and the plot just extremely enjoyable Thor [...]
Review originally posted on Mostly YA Lit The Inside of Out will make you uncomfortable, will help you question your privilege, and will make you a better ally.Daisy is a deeply flawed main character whose best friend comes out to her as a lesbian Wanting to show her support for Hannah, Daisy jumps in with both feet, signing them up to be part of the school s LGBTQ Alliance which is definitely NOT a gay straight alliance To prove her worth to the students, Daisy decides to take on the school boa [...]
I cant believe i stayed up all night to readthia book I dont reget it but i promised myself hours before to focus on studying.
This has to be one of the worst books I ve ever read And that s saying a lot I had high hopes for this book, but those hopes sank as I continued reading I picked out this book because I m a lesbian and I thought I would enjoy it Instead, it had the very opposite effect I ll start off by listing some of its pros There were a few quotes that did stand out to me I loved Raina s speech to Daisy about how she was privileged and how she didn t even realize it.Overall, this book tried to send out a pos [...]
Let s talk covers for a minute Have a look at this one What do you see Aside from the fabulous wall, that is Because here s what I see I see a group of friends, all a little on the quirky hipster side The girl in the middle is, without question, the ringleader, the one others gravitate towards The coolest.But what s interesting to me about the cover in the context of the rest of the book is that doesn t work that way Visually, each character alone on the front cover matches his or her descriptio [...]
I adore Jenn Marie Thorne s books Loved her debut, The Wrong Side of Right, and loved her new one, The Inside of Out equally as much They re fun reads written in a realistic teen voice, with main characters who are just trying to do what they think is right, but screwing it up along the way There is a coming of age journey element to them that the main character goes through, with support from secondary character family and friends adding to the depth of the story They read like lighthearted con [...]
i can t even express how fucking much i hate this book.i expected a nice friendship story, about acceptance, but i got a whiny, straight privileged girl who made LITERALLY EVERYTHING about herself It wasn t HER idea to play gay, but surely she has a fucking conscience Daisy is so entitled, irritating and self obsessed She reminds me EXACTLY of a friend i had who i thankfully cut ties with and if i were Hannah, i d cut ties from Daisy, too She never apologizes for her stupid thoughtless actions, [...]
You don t get it You re never going to get it Because this is the problem with privilege, Daisy It s a blindfold with a pretty picture of the world painted on the inside You think it s the truth But it s just your truth You think homecoming is something you can play with, be reckless about, never mind the consequences because there have never been consequences for you.
This was cute And I really liked daisy the main character she was funny.And it was an interesting angle to take how to be an ally, and how to be aware of your privilege Other than Daisy, the other characters didn t really come to life for me, wasn t even that interested in the love interest, but did enjoy a bit of QB.
Thanks to NetGalley for an ARC I ve been looking forward to this one since I read Thorne s first book last year.Books like these are why I read YA Issues with a capital I out on the table, but dealt with in a way that doesn t feel like an after school special Realism is something I take seriously in YA, mostly because I spent my days with teenagers, so anything that seems like it couldn t happen in my school with my students loses me immediately I can certainly see this happening, if not in my s [...]
DNF at about 32% This is just not working for me, I m afraid This is my first DNF in a while I adored The Wrong Side of Right It was one of my favorite books of last year, and like that book, the writing in this book is super strong and right up my alley It s the MC that is not working for me here She says things that are incredibly selfish and borderline offensive and it s starting to irk me You can t just claim you are asexual to fit into the QUILTBAG label so you can stay in the Alliance That [...]
I read an ARC version of this book and loved it It is a laugh out loud funny page turner with an important message and well rounded characters who you really feel like you know by the end of the book.Both Daisy and Hannah s romances are roller coaster rides and a sweet and sometimes intense part of the book and much front and center than The Wrong Side of Right And yes, TIOO addresses being gay in high school and everything around acceptance and rights, but the overriding theme is really about [...]
3.75 stars It took me a little while to really get into THE INSIDE OF OUT, and that had a lot to do with how uncomfortable main character Daisy made me for the first part of the novel This is, in my case, not necessarily a bad thing, as it proved to be a rather interesting narrative choice Instead of being about an LGBTQIA main character, it s told from the perspective of a girl with a best friend who has come out of the closet It s interesting to see what happens on Daisy s end, and I definitel [...]
So this book was pitched as Meg Cabot meets Glee.If the fact that I hum Trouty Mouth in public is any indication, I am a major Gleek EXCITED FOR THIS GIMME NOW and of course I m at camp in July and have to wait for the awesomeness.
Check out this and other reviews on my young adult book blog, Here s to Happy Endings The first thing that captured my attention with this book was the cover It s really pretty especially the rainbow colored boards that the three kids are sitting on It s also nifty how the characters on the cover look almost exactly like the characters are described in the book that never happens, so I thought that was pretty neat, and wanted to point that out.Anyway, when I read the synopsis for this book, I di [...]
Finally finished a book Okay So this wasn t terrible But it wasn t great I enjoyed her debut much The final bit was good much enjoyable as the conclusion and resolution occurred but I had a decent amount of issues throughout The characters were annoying and immature in sections, MC was so frustrating and for some characters and moments they were terribly 1 dimensional or had a bad arc It was somewhat predictable at points But this isn t to say that I won t pick up any future books Jenn Marie T [...]
This is a sweet, sometimes Pollyanna, story with a tidy but thankfully not depressing ending I especially loved the protagonist, she reminded me of my best friend The friendships in this story were very nicely done The minute shifts in attitude, feeling and perception that happen as relationships evolve and change we re realistic and compelling I listened to the audio book and enjoyed the narration.
To see review with gif click here.God, this is such a hard one to review Because if this book did not contain its one almost fatal flaw it would be getting a much higher rating The writing is all there, it has an important message about real life issues, the side characters are for the most part well fleshed out and do not seem clich.What s the main problem then The main character.I just wanted to slap this girl silly, so many times throughout the reading process.And yeah, I get it, Jen wanted t [...]
I received a copy of this book for review from the publisher, this does not influence my thoughts on the book or this review DNFed at 8% When I read the premise of The Inside of Out, I was intrigued Unfortunately, I just couldn t get into the book.The Inside of Out chronicles Daisy s year as a junior The day before she starts the school year, Daisy s best friend Hannah comes out to her The Inside of Out promises to be an interesting novel of Daisy s journey of acceptance and how she may end up g [...]
3.5 starsI think the message of this book is really important I just got a little frustrated along the way of getting to that message To the point that I almost considered not finishing this book I decided not to give up on it, and in the end I am glad that I saw it through Because Daisy learns what being an LBGTQA ally really means And I think it is realistic that she learned that lesson the hard way I think that her situation is really relatable for many who might be new to this genre However, [...]