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SOME DAYS CHANGE EVERYTHING
SPEED OF LIFE – CAROL WESTON
Speed of Life is follows fourteen-year-old Sofia, who recently lost her mother. She discovers Dear Kate, an advice columnist from Fifteen Magazine, and is relieved to find someone to confide in about everything from crushes to sexuality. Talking with her widowed dad about puberty or boys is awkward, and while Sofia’s best friends were supportive at first after her mother died, it’s been eight months, and they’re eager for Sofia to move on. Problem is, Sofia can’t recharge like a cellphone. So yes, it was comforting to tell all (all!) to Dear Kate, but Sofia never imagined that her confidante would start dating her dad…
Sofia lost her mother eight months ago, and her friends were 100% there for her. Now it’s a new year and they’re ready for Sofia to move on.
Problem is, Sofia can’t bounce back, can’t recharge like a cellphone. She decides to write Dear Kate, an advice columnist for Fifteen Magazine, and is surprised to receive a fast reply. Soon the two are exchanging emails, and Sofia opens up and spills all, including a few worries that are totally embarrassing. Turns out even advice columnists don’t have all the answers, and one day Sofia learns a secret that flips her world upside down.
SPEED OF LIFE is the heartbreaking, heartwarming story of a girl who thinks her life is over when really it’s just beginning. It’s a novel about love, family, grief, and growing up.
About the Author
My boys are at an impressionable age – right behind Sophia – at 11 and 13. They are facing the same trials and confusion that Sofia is experiencing. I felt that for the age range, this book is on point. Death and moving forward is difficult enough for adults but when you’re a child, it brings up an entirely different realm of emotions. She finds solace which inevitably turns her world around again when the one person she had been able to confide in turns out to be dating her father.
This is an emotionally-challenged age group and while Sofia’s life is not much different from many in her age range, reading about it may help girls understand that they are not alone. This story will bring all of their emotions and feelings to life and wrap them up in a hug — but with words.
Inspiring, heart-felt, and the book every young lady needs to get their hands on!
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