By (author): C.K. Kelly Martin


C.K. Kelly Martin

C.K. Kelly Martin is the author of such acclaimed novels as I Know It’s Over, One Lonely Degree, The Lighter Side of Death, My Beating Teenage Heart, Yesterday, Tomorrow, The Sweetest Thing You Can Sing, and Delicate. A graduate of the Film Studies program at York University, Martin currently resides in Oakville, Ontario.


“With appealing frankness, Martin explores the betrayal felt by Ivy as she discovers the truth about what she thought was her happily monogamous sexual relationship. … [Delicate will] keep readers engrossed. Thoughtful and honest.”
– Kirkus Reviews

“Martin fills this novel with relevant, delicate issues common among teens today. Each character is presented as a well-rounded human, reflecting the good, bad, and ugly found in human nature. This fascinating work explores dating violence and parental issues, while also accurately addressing teen sex lives in a way that is realistic and doesn’t come across as preachy. Readers will connect with the characters through this refreshing look at contemporary issues.”
– School Library Journal

“Martin unabashedly portrays the hormonal realities of being 16 and 17 [and] does not shy away from the messier realities of young love … this is for readers who want their protagonists firmly and convincingly grounded in contemporary reality.”
– The Globe and Mail

“C.K. Kelly Martin’s YA writing is the kind you want to give the teens in your life. It’s written for them, not adult crossover readers, and it meets teens where they live.”
– Quill and Quire

“Martin does an excellent job illustrating how a friendship can blossom and grow between two people over a length of time … it was refreshing to see such a solid friendship represented in young adult literature.”
– Women Write About Comics


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248 Pages
8in * 5.4in * 0.55in


September 16, 2015

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Cormorant Books





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