onelonelydegreeBook Title: One Lonely Degree
Author: C.K. Kelly Martin
Number of Pages: 243
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (May 26, 2009)

Fifteen-year-old 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 (under thirty) 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?

Finn has transformed since that one night when everything changed. She’s built up a shield on the inside that not many can get to. Only one person knows what happened that night-Finn’s best friend, Audrey. Finn feels like she can’t take anymore chances on anything.

When a former friend, Jersy, moves back, Audrey develops a crush on him. Audrey makes sure it’s okay with Finn, but Finn doesn’t say how she actually feels.. So Audrey gets the green light to date him. After awhile, Audrey’s parents ban her from dating Jersy. Then they still meet up, but use Finn as an alibi. However, Audrey and Jersy get caught. And Audrey gets sent off to her aunt’s house during summer vacation.

Emotions start to rise, when Finn hangs out with Jersy. She’s dealing with her parents splitting apart, past trauma of that one night, and realizing that she’s falling for her best friend’s boyfriend.. She turns to Jersy more than once, soon he becomes her second best friend. But then some emotions can’t be restrained.

In One Lonely Degree , Mrs. Martin takes on her first female lead voice. Her writing and ability to make characters relatable keeps you reading throughout the pages. All the supporting characters were quite believable and alive along with Finn.


Listening To: Believe by Yellowcard
Thinking: need to write more reviews soon.

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