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10 thoughts on “Speed of Life

  1. says:

    Thank you Sourcebooks Jabberwocky for providing an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Though it s been a year her mother passed away, fourteen year old Sofia Wolfe misses her badly She and her father are still coping over the loss She feels lonely without her mother s presence and she doesn t know how she ll express her feelings to her father After Katherine Baird or well known as Dear Kate, an advice columnist at a teen magazine visited their school, she decided to email her asking for advises and talk randomnly about girl stuff She finds comfort opening up to her but things get awkward when her father introduces her new girlfriend and it happens to be the woman behind Dear Kate.I really like this book It s greatly written and I like Sofia s character development Her mother s death left a huge impact in her family and struggled in moving on I like her honesty and innocence There are times she s naive and that s okay bec...


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    Note I received a copy of this book via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review Many thanks to Publishers and author Speed of Life is coming of age book for age group between middle grade and YA This is perfect summer read for teens for girls only The book is about life of Sofia after her mom s death, her grief and struggle, feelings, family drama, and teenage stuff The age when she needs a mother the most, is not around and about how after all she gone through will climb the mountain of life and whether she will reach a summit or fall.I loved the beginning of the book It gave warning that the book is going to be sad It was sad of course, but book had a sense of humor that lightened up the grief of Sofia The book was actually from January to January and each chapters in month I really liked that sty...


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    Edit, 09 23 2018 It s been a long time since I wrote this review Looking back at it, I feel like I should be specific, or at least give a better explanation.I was looking forward to this book, but I didn t expect the main character to be so young and to act even younger I feel like this is much like MG I said that in my original review, which I m not going to edit.The quote I mentioned in my original review is what really made me feel like this was not going to work for me It wasn t funny It seemed insensitive I don t need everything to be fluffy, and I m not expecting safe spaces in all books But this just felt like such an unnecessary section that I became so much critical of the entire novel.I don t think the author deserves hate I didn t even hate this book in the first place I just didn t and still don t understand ...


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    4.6 STARS I really enjoyed this novel I was a bit nervous that I was going to find the main character immature because she was 14 I often read books where the main character is at least 16 Then, I realized that it wasn t even a year ago that I was 14 and went through similar moments I really liked that the chapters were months It allowed for me to really dive into Sofia s life Many times I ll wonder about the rest of a character s life beyond the pages, and I was lucky to experience an entire year Other books only give me snippets of someone s life I got to know what Sofia was like spring, summer, fall, and winter Her life really transformed over the course of a year While losing her mother was incredibly tragic, the events that followed were wonderful She met so many people who loved and cared for her deeply I m almost jealous the way her life turned out I could only dream of the summers she spent in Armonk with her new family I know that...


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    Disclaimer Received a free digital copy of the book through Netgalley This was ADORABLE If I had to sum my thoughts about this then I d say it literally was the best emotional, nostalgic and relatable roller coaster ride down the memory lane of my early teen years AND I enjoyed reading it a lot There were so many amazing things about this book that I appreciated and one of those was the diversity in this book I noticed that the writer tried to have a distinguished, diverse set of characters as much as possible and that s real good because there are hardly any authors in middle grade that actively try to incorporate and celebrate diversity in their books Characters like Lan, Kiki, Mr Kapur, Aisha, Dr Pavlica even though secondary and primary, mentioned only once or twice except for Kiki were visible examples of how the author didn t want this to be a mainstream American novel with an all white cast Apart from this Sofia herself was not white yay The book was not only diverse in terms of race but sexuality as well and included some LGBTQIA characters, another good addition The way this book was structured was really fitting in my opinion the two parts made the character development so much evident The January to January concept was also really refreshing and the monthly chapters made it easy to navigate and keep pace with the plot The themes of this book were wide ranging and it addressed a ton of teenage dilemmas reconstituted families and their problems t...


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    Sometimes life ends when you don t want it to, and sometimes it starts when you don t want it to Transition Change Acceptance.Death was inevitable as we all say It takes a lot of courage, a lot of time to heal wounds and a lot of time to bring back the pieces of a shattered heart But even so, once broken nothing can make it as whole as it is It just gets better and stronger and wholer the next time it gets the pace of pain, hurt and sorrow.Speed of Life is a beautiful story depicting life after a death of someone you love and care about It is a story of a fourteen year old girl named Sofia Wolfe who s mother died and life was never been easy Who said it will be Everyday is a day to cope and accept that no matter what happen, life must go on even if it s hard Even if she didn t want to because she has to I knew what was coming And I knew that everything kept going, ready or not Real life wasn t like watching a movie on a laptop You couldn t press Pause or Rewind or Skip or Start Over Life barely skipped a beat for Death The planet never slowed down to let people absorb a shock or play catch up It just kept spinning and spinning And then there s this flicker of hope The end of one chapter, I told him, is the beginning of the next A start of something new New relationships, new a...


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    I loved the book, but here s my major problems with it WARNING, SEMI SPOILERS AHEAD, DON T READ IF YOU DON T WANT TO SEE IT I don t feel like putting in a million view spoilers The main problem for me was Sofia s thoughts and insecurities.1 Fourteen year olds don t obsess over sex That really annoyed me every time one of her friends would say I got a new boyfriend, and I m going to have sex with him It s like, I m thirteen myself and I d never even CONSIDER having sex until high school or later It really pissed me off that she would let her friends change her thoughts 2 I m going to relate this one to my life I ve never revealed this to anyone on Goodreads, but I m now in a relationship currently with my boyfriend, and having a relationship this young in your life shouldn t prioritize ass grab or making out Calling someone your boyfriend doesn t mean that you have a strictly physical relationship Being there for each other and supporting each other is equally i...


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    This was precious As soon as I had read the summary, I was expecting a good read, and I wasn t disappointed The story was touching, the characters were great, it was an interesting read I especially liked how it took place over a year, with each chapter being a month is Sofia s life And the range of emotions I felt while reading There were so many times I was holding back tears...


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    Sofia lost her mother eight months ago and is still reeling from the loss Her friends are supportive and try to get her out of her shell, but she s just not ready to move on yet After an advice columnist comes to her school for an assembly, she decides to write to her to ask her questions she can t bear to run by her dad, or even her best friends The two form a correspondence and she begins to feel better until she uncovers a secret that turns her world upside down once again.Speed of Life tackles a lot of hard, mature topics with finesse and even humor just a sampling of the issues covered include going through puberty, having your first kiss, when to say no, dealing with the death of a family member, having a blended family, having a multicultural background, and changing schools having to make new friends Sofia goes through a lot, but she manages to remain strong, and her close re...


  10. says:

    This book is a gem I loved the main character, Sofia, and found her endearing and an honest representation of a 14 year old girl At times her best friend Kiki, was a bit corny, and some of the dialogue was just a bit off, but overall this book rang true to some one who spends a lot,of time with pre teens and teens I looked forward to reading it and thought about it when I had to put it down to actually get on with my life.Brief Summary Sofia is a 14 year old living in New York City She attends a private all girls school where her mother was a beloved Spanish teacher Was When the story opens in January, Sofia s mother has died 8 months ago and Sofia and her father and trying to cope with the loss and their new relationship as a two person family Sofia and her BFF, Kiki, attend a speaker at their school, Dear Kate, who writes an advice column for teenagers Both girls are enraptured by Dear Kate s wisdom and honesty Later that evening, Sofia s father attends a parent session with Dear Kate The story progresses from January to January, a Year in Sophia s Life Sofia starts writing to Dear Kate, asking for advice she wishes she could ask her mother as she struggles with life s challenges of becoming a young woman Dear Kate writes back in endearing and sincere letters Sofia s father begins dating, and in the spring we learn that the Mystery Woman is...


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Speed of Life What Happens When The Keeper Of Your Most Embarrassing Secrets Starts Dating Your Dad Sofia Wonders If 14 Might Be The Worst Possible Age To Lose Your Mom Talking With Her Dad About Puberty And S E X Is Super Awkward Even Though He Is A Gynecologist And When She Wants To Talk About Her Mom, Her Friends Don T Know What To Say And Her Dad Gets Sad When Sofia Discovers Dear Kate, An Advice Columnist From Fifteen Magazine, She S Grateful To Have Someone To Confide In About Everything From Crushes To Mourning Someone Who Is Completely, Wonderfully Anonymous It Feels Ideal Until Sofia S Dad Introduces Her To His New Girlfriend, Katherine Baird, A.k.a., Dear Kate Praise For The Speed Of Life The 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 Carino, Funny And Heartfelt, And Spoiler Alert Not Just For Teens Julia Alvarez, Award Winning, Bestselling Author Of How The Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents And In The Time Of The Butterflies 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

  • Hardcover
  • 352 pages
  • Speed of Life
  • Carol Weston
  • 24 October 2018
  • 9781492654490

About the Author: Carol Weston

nyti.ms 1ggyDHV Carol has been Dear Carol at Girls Life since 1994 Her first book, GIRLTALK HarperCollins was translated into 12 languages A Yale grad with an M.A from Middlebury, Carol has been a guest on Today and The View and loves visiting schools The author of The Diary of Melanie Martin series Knopf , her fan page is