One Lonely Degree by C.K. Kelly Martin
Do you ever get that feeling that the author has just followed a formula when they wrote the book? That’s what it felt like with One Lonely Degree.
The formula for YA contemporary Romance:
√ Love Triangle
√ Parent’s marriage on the rocks
√ Fall for best friend’s boyfriend
Just throw in a little pressure, such as bullying/sexual harassment and you’ve got a winner…
Recommended age 13 +
I am often asked why I rated ‘One Lonely Degree’ 3 stars if I didn’t like it. Find out why below…
At one point in the story Finn finds herself in a situation ( a situation that no girl should find herself in, but unfortunately many of us do) where her ‘no!’ is ignored. The author is brave to tackle this subject, but I am glad she did and I will continue to suggest this book to readers for this reason. Finn deals with the boy in a unique and clever, if involuntary, way. I wish I had thought of that when I faced a similar situation.
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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? –Extract from Goodreads.com