The Odd 1s Out by James Rallison

Published: 31 July 2018 & 17 March 2020

Genres: Autobiography, Comedy, Young Adult Literature, Adult Literature

Available as: Paperback, Ebook,


The Odd 1s Out: How To Be Cool And Other Things I Definitely Learned From Growing Up and The Odd 1s Out: The First Sequel feature short chapters that discuss James Rallison’s life experience and learning.


“Cool doesn’t necessarily mean happy. You gave up happiness when you started caring about what other people think”.

I would recommend this text to young adults and adults who enjoy comedy, TheOdd1sOut YouTube channel, and texts with a male protagonist. As I was reading, the writing channeled the author’s voice so well that it felt like I was being read aloud to by the author. I laughed several times because the tips to being cool in seventh grade still apply, the flowchart to choosing a font was entertaining, and the variety of accessibility chapters were engaging. The quote above is from page 46 of the first book and felt relatable to my experience growing up.

Overall Rating: 🌕🌕🌕

3 – An enjoyable read

Ending: N/A

Plot: N/A

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