Speed of Life by Carol Weston

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Published: April 1st 2017 by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky

Read Date: July 5th 2017

Star: 5/5

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Blurb (in my words)-

Sofia, 14-yr-old, having hard time after her mother’s sudden death. After 10 months of this tragic loss, she couldn’t talk about her mom. She feels no one understand her grief, her friends doesn’t know what to say to her and her dad feels sad. He is gynecologist, so when it comes female adolescent topic, she feel kind of awkward to talk. She decides to confide in Dear Kate- the advice columnist at Fifteen magazine, thinking they will never cross path but here comes the next bombshell and now she is thinking why she wrote her at first place. The Bombshell – Katherine Baird, a.k.a., Dear Kate is her dad’s new girlfriend.

What will she do now? Will she able accept Kate as her dad’s girlfriend while she is still mourning? Will she able to live life again?

And then there is Kate’s 16-yr-old daughter, Alexa.

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Piglettes by Clémentine Beauvais

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Expected publication: August 8th 2017 by Pushkin Children’s Books

Read date: May 12th 2017

Stars: 4/5

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Funny+ Witty+ trip+ moral behind story= I love it.

My favorite line from the book:

Blurb-

Meet 3 Piglettes of the book- Mireille (15 and half), Astrid (16) and Hakima (9). These Piglettes are the winner of ‘Pig Pageant’ contest i.e. awarded ugliest girls of the school. After contest they meet each other, they feel real bad for receiving such treatment. But they decide to do something rather than just sobbing. They plan cycle trip to Paris, to gatecrash a garden party at Elysées. Each has different reasons in doing so. They involve media for their Paris trip too.

Will they able to reach their destination on time? What difficulties will come in a way? How events will turn out? Will they achieve for what they have started the trip? Continue reading