Tuesday, May 26, 2009

One Lonely Degree by C.K. Kelly Martin

Fifteen-year-old Finn has always felt out of place, but suddenly her world is unraveling. It all 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 only person (under thirty) Finn trusts implicitly. So when Finn's childhood friend Jersy moves back into town—reckless, beautiful boy 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. After all, 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 since September, for the first time in her life maybe, something feels right—absolutely, stunningly right. But Finn can't be the girl who does this to her best friend...can she?

One Lonely Degree is a great example of a lovely book with many positive additions. Romance, family issues, and friendship faults are all present in this book by C.K. Kelly Martin.

The main character, Finn, is shy. She has only one true friend, Audrey, and she's nervous around boys, especially after what happened to her at a party. And when her friend, Jersy, from her younger years moves back into town, she develops a small crush on him.

Audrey and Jersy start dating, so Finn convinces herself she doesn't like him anymore. But when Audrey leaves for the summer, the attraction might be too hard to ignore, not only for Finn, but for Jersy, too. Oh, the suspense!

I loved the impact the book had on me! The true love, not just the 'boyfriend, girlfriend love', but the 'friendship love' is great to read about in this, between Finn and her many friends. And there are so many unexpected things that happened that made me want to say: what?

It kept me entertained and interested throughout and it was the exact type of book I needed to read. Something fast, easy, and fun! It's a great summer read, but would be fine to read any time of the year, though it does make me want to go swimming.

One Lonely Degree was definitely worth while and is recommended to all!


Writing: 3.5/5
Story: 4/5
Characters: 3/5
Cover: 5/5


Watching said...

Yay!! I can't wait..I love friendship love <3