Speed of Life by Carol WestonSpeed of Life by Carol Weston


Thanks to Katie Schnack of Smith Publicity, Inc, I am giving away one print copy of Speed of Life by Carol Weston.

Description of Speed of Life by Carol Weston


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 Speed of Life by Carol Weston


“The multicultural cast is led by the completely likable Sofia, whose mother was Spanish and whose abuelo’s comforting presence remains across the ocean. Her story has no fast, easy answers, but there is a clear message that while time does not necessarily heal, it helps. The advice of not to fall too hard, too fast, or too far is real, not preachy. Complex characters and a strong voice make this one stand out.” – Kirkus, starred review

“Sofia’s growth-amid unexpected interest from boys, her first relationship, new additions to her family, and grief-is both relatable and moving.” – Publishers Weekly, starred review

“This slice-of-life story echoes the author’s own experience as a teen magazine advice columnist and addresses all sorts of issues: death, grieving, moving, parental dating, parental sexuality, stepsibling conflict, new schools, self-esteem, and relationships. This refreshing work tackles a lot of themes, but eventually Sofia does get to a better place…Weston isn’t afraid to tackle the squirm-inducing questions common to high school freshmen too embarrassed to seek sound information from reliable sources.” – School Library Journal, starred review

“Carol Weston’s novel takes place over the course of a year, allowing readers to see how much Sofia changes as time goes by.” – Bookish 

About Carol WestonSpeed of Life by Carol Weston


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: www.facebook.com/writercarolweston. She posts helpful videos at www.youtube.com/girltalkwithcarol. She and her husband live in NYC, and have two daughters and a cat.

Giveaway of Speed of Life by Carol Weston


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