Inside Out Girl


“I don’t know quite how to describe the story of Rachel Berman — whose family life is rocked by her love for Leonard Bean and his beautiful, bullied, obsessive and mentally disabled daughter — except to say that there is not one single wrong note in this story of crisis and courage. It drives home the truth we ignore to survive: Each of us is a secret, especially to ourselves.”
—Jacquelyn Mitchard, NYT bestselling author of The Deep End of The Ocean and Cage of Stars

Inside Out Girl is a wise, witty gem, populated with characters who will live with each of us long after the last page has been turned. Olivia Bean has taken her place alongside my favorite literary heroes.”
—Michael Palmer, NYT bestselling author of The First Patient and The Fifth Vial

Inside Out Girl had me from the very first page. I was absorbed into the lives of Olivia, Len, and Rachel and closed the book with a sigh of regret when I finished. Each character is richly drawn and the story poignant and tender. Olivia is a memorable character who will stay in my heart for a long, long time.”
—Patricia Wood, author of Lottery, shortlisted for the 2008 Orange Prize

“Like its most endearing character, Olivia Bean, Inside Out Girl is brimming with heart, spirit, and most of all, hope. Tish Cohen has written a life-affirming novel about the families we choose, those that are chosen for us, and the possibility of second chances. You’ll find yourself cheering for Olivia Bean from the first page to the last.”
—Michelle Richmond, NYT bestselling author of The Year of Fog

“A spirited, fast-paced novel, Inside Out Girl is rich in character and heart.”
—Marti Leimbach, author of Daniel Isn’t Talking

“In Inside Out Girl, we meet Olivia, a ten-year-old with ‘neurological differences.’ Compassionate, sweet, and even heroic – you’ll be glad you met her.”
—John Elder Robison, NYT bestselling author of Look Me in the Eye, My Life with Asperger’s