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The Inside of Out by Jenn Marie Thorne. 425 p. Dial Books/ Penguin Random House, May 31, 2016. 9780803740587.
Publisher synopsis: For fans of Stephanie Perkins, Meg Cabot, and Glee comes a hilarious, romantic, whip smart young adult novel about your best friend finding love before you do, and the lines you’ll cross to stay part of her life.
When her best friend Hannah comes out the day before junior year, Daisy is all set to let her ally flag fly. Before you can spell LGBTQIA, she’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 Hannah, right? It’s all for the cause. What Daisy doesn’t expect is for “the cause” to blow up—thanks to Adam, the cute college journalist whose interview with Daisy for his college newspaper goes viral, catching fire in the national media. With the story spinning out of control, protesters gathering, Hannah left in the dust of Daisy’s good intentions, and Daisy’s attraction to Adam practically written in lights, Daisy finds herself caught between her bold plans, her bad decisions, and her big fat mouth.
First line: The day she told me, Hannah showed up with iced lattes and chocolate croissants, as if nothing had changed.
"Mom?" I gulped. "There's something I need to tell you."
Mom swung her head around. Amazing how quickly she could go from theorizing I had a boyfriend back to theorizing I was gay.
"I think I'm..." I bit my lip for maximum drama. "Hungry. What are we having for dinner?"
"Salmon," she sighed, the trials of being my mother descending heavily upon her. "We're having quinoa and salmon."