Speed of Life

April 2017

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Speed of Life is the kind of book that you want to read speedily, all at once, because the characters are so engaging, the voice of the narrator pitch perfect, the situations convincingly real and raw, the humor and liveliness of the prose such fun to follow, and the feelings of that time in a teenager’s life when everything can go from awful to awesome in a heartbeat are so vividly captured. You won’t want to put it down. But my advice is slow down and savor this delightful book, full of cariño, funny and heartfelt, and (spoiler alert) not just for teens.
— Julia Alvarez, author of How the García Girls Lost Their Accents
Carol Weston’s Sofia moves beyond sorrow to all the possibilities of teen life in this wonderful book that takes us from loss to laughter.
— Richard Peck, Newbery Gold Medalist for A Year Down Yonder and author of The Best Man