I'm all caught up now, and I can safely say, I worried more than I needed to. Yes, K.C. and Clare broke up. But he didn't cheat on her, which saves him from my eternal wrath. It was still heart-breaking, mind you. But he, even in the midst of everything he was going through, broke up with Clare before he pursued Jenna. So, I can still love K.C. <3
Meanwhile, I love Clare more than ever. The reason is simple: she's more like me than any character I've ever seen. That I haven't written myself, of course. But that's part of it. She's writing now! That's amazing. And yet... I feel so bad for her. She's too much like me for her own good. If she drops out of Degrassi near the end of 10th grade, I think someone's been stealing my life.
Okay, I'm kidding. There are some major differences... like she's actually had a real boyfriend and has been kissed. ...now I'm just upsetting myself. :/ Uh, anyways, onto my point. "Start Me Up" made me cry. Clare's feelings are just so close to my own when she tells Alli, "...because I'm boring, Alli. You're growing up, and I'm just... watching." I just burst into tears. That's exactly how I feel with most of my friends. *Sighs* And Clare's had more of a life than I have.
And in even some of the story she writes afterwards, I felt connected to her. If you can see, The bottom part starts with "I've always been ahead of kids my age..." Which is much like me, too. I've never been as outright brilliant as Clare, but I've always felt miles ahead of my peers in terms of maturity and such. My grades certainly weren't bad, either. I got all As in my final semester of 10th grade, strangely enough. Right before it all fell apart for me. *Sighs*
Anyways, I'll be cheering for Clare. She has the misfortune of being a lot like me, but I hope she finds happiness. I'm really excited for the new season, but I don't know how I'm going to watch it. :/ I don't want to be left out of the loop again, but I see it happening. *Sighs*