Speed of Life
Speed of Life by Carol Weston is about Sofia, who lost her mom at the age of fourteen and seeks motherly advice from “Dear Kate,” an advice column in Fifteen magazine. She asks Kate about everything, from her feelings toward her dad’s new girlfriend to her own crushes. But when she finds out that her dad’s girlfriend is Katherine Baird, otherwise known as Dear Kate, she feels a mixture of compassion and humiliation about what she told her. Unfortunately, her relationships weren’t going as well as she hoped.
I wasn’t really into reading this book, mostly because it’s not relatable to me. This book had a lot of profanity. They also go to clubs, drink, and talk about sex. This type of drama isn’t really relatable, and the way they talk, such as using “BFF” or “TMI” makes me question the age of the targeted audience. I don’t think the age group of “ages ten and up” is recommended, but more like ages fourteen and up(?). I wouldn’t recommend this book to anyone I know, but if you like girl drama and having a rather honest read, Speed of Life may be a good choice.