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Speed of Life: 10/13/19

Speed of Life

Speed of Life by Carol Weston is a middle grade novel about the unexpected outcomes of blending a family. Sofia and her dad have lived together comfortably in their routines since her Mom died. Now that she's getting older, she feels the need for advice that her dad can't offer, so she takes to corresponding with a local advice columnist. To her dismay, her dad ends up marrying the advice columnist.

As Sofia is of a certain age her questions have been primarily puberty related. Now she finds herself suddenly with a slightly older but much wiser about such things step-sister. Both girls assume the worst about the other, especially when a positive pregnancy test shows up.

The novel reads like a modern day Are You There God, It's Me Margaret for today's tween. It has similar awkward family situations. It has frank talk about puberty, menstruation, sex, and reproduction jammed into a plot about step families.

Two stars

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