One Lonely Degree by C. K. Kelly Martin

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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?

Praise for I Know It’s Over:

* “Authentic and sophisticated. Readers will look forward to whatever gestates next.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred

* “An emotionally complex and disarmingly frank coming-of-age tale.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred

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About C. K. Kelly Martin

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C. K. Kelly Martin is the author of YA books I Know It's Over, One Lonely Degree, The Lighter Side of Life and Death, My Beating Teenage Heart and Yesterday. Come See About Me is her first work of adult fiction. C. K. began writing her first novel in a flat in Dublin and finished it in a Toronto suburb. She currently lives in the GTA with her husband where she's perpetually working on new novels and redesigning her website and blog. You can visit them both at or drop in to her new site
Published May 9, 2009 by Random House Books for Young Readers. 258 pages
Genres: Romance, Young Adult. Fiction

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Finn’s family is falling apart at the same time she’s falling for her best friend’s boyfriend.

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Publishers Weekly

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When 15-year-old Finn's childhood friend Jersy returns to town, Finn is instantly attracted to him but says nothing as he gets together with her best friend, Audrey.

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New York Journal of Books

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In a moment of weakness and loneliness, she confides in Audrey about the kiss, only to have her best friend turn against her.When Audrey returns home, Finn tries to get her back, apologizing profusely to no avail, leaving her with no close friend, no boyfriend, and no live-in dad, who has decided...

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Common Sense Media

The story is compelling and engaging, and teens will definitely be able to relate to all the teen angst and drama.

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