Sunday, July 19, 2009

One Lonely Degree

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Title: One Lonely Degree
Author: C.K. Kelly Martin
Publisher: Random House Children’s Books
Price: $16.99 USD
Release: May 27 2009
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Grade: B
Age: 14+
Summary: (From Amazon)
Anything is possible. . . .
Finn has always felt out of place, but suddenly her world is unraveling. It started with The Party. And Adam Porter. And the night in September that changed everything. The only person who knows about that night is Audrey—Finn’s best friend, her witness to everything, and the one person Finn trusts implicitly. So when Finn’s childhood friend Jersy moves back to town—reckless, beautiful Jersy, all lips and eyes and hair so soft you’d want to dip your fingers into it if you weren’t careful—Finn gives her blessing for Audrey to date him. How could she possibly say no to Audrey? With Audrey gone for the summer, though, Finn finds herself spending more and more time with Jersy, and for the first time in her life, something feels right. But Finn can’t be the girl who does this to her best friend . . . can she?

My thoughts:
When this book arrived I was super excited. I hadn’t heard much about C.K. Kelly Martin. I loved how she was open to expressing the real emotions of a sexual desire among teens. I also loved that there was an aspect of turmoil in her parent’s relationship. That is a common aspect that authors tend to avoid. The fact that her world began falling apart after a bad night in September was unique. Most stories font pin-point the exact spot.

Jersy was an adorable guy. The fact that he was so reckless made him more desirable. I was rooting for him and Finn from the beginning. When they start to have their “thing” I felt all these wonderful emotions. It’s always great to see the main characters life going right…

Overall it was written superbly and combined three important aspects. What a refreshing summer read!

Recommendation: Anyone wanting a light summer read

Listening to: Discovery Channel Song “You and me Baby ain’t nothing but mammals…”


The Book Explorer said...

This sounds really interesting!
I'll definitely have to look into it.

=) Great Review!

anotherpageisused said...

Is this on my list?

If not, add it!