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Speed of Life by Carol Weston
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really liked it
bookshelves: advanced-reader-copies, middle-grade, young-adult

Reading Sofia's story brought me instantly back to my days of pouring over YM and Seventeen magazines in the early 90s ~ all of the angst and uncertainty combined with absolute hope that growing up would make life easier, and that magazines and advice columns could decode the entire process. This book is about grief, to be sure, but it's at the same time an incredibly happy book, as Sofia manages to miss and remember her mom so poignantly while finally experiencing a whole new life. I loved the authenticity the author's educational background in Spanish brought to the story, and Sofia's connection to her and her mother's shared Spanish heritage gave the story additional depth. Growing up, death, divorce and moving on are all difficult topics, but Weston manages to write them in a way that leaves readers smiling and hopeful.

I received a digital ARC of this book for review ~ all opinions are my own.
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Reading Progress

March 21, 2017 – Started Reading
March 21, 2017 – Shelved
March 21, 2017 – Shelved as: advanced-reader-copies
March 21, 2017 – Shelved as: middle-grade
March 23, 2017 – Shelved as: young-adult
March 23, 2017 – Finished Reading

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