Speed of Life by J.M. Kelly ~ Blog Tour Review and Giveaway...

By J.M. Kelly
Published on October 11, 2016
Published by: HMH Books for Young Readers
Source: Netgalley
Twins Crystal and Amber have the same goal: to be the first in their family to graduate high school and make something of their lives. When one gets pregnant during their junior year, they promise to raise the baby together. It’s not easy, but between their after-school jobs, they’re scraping by.

Crystal’s grades catch the attention of the new guidance counselor, who tells her about a college that offers a degree in automotive restoration, perfect for the car buff she is. When she secretly applies—and gets in—new opportunities threaten their once-certain plans, and Crystal must make a choice: follow her dreams or stay behind and honor the promise she made to her sister.

Feminist readers in particular will appreciate this strong young woman who doesn’t conform to gender norms.. -Kirkus

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Speed of Life...

I don't know why, but lately I have been drawn towards YA pregnancy stories, and when I heard about this one, I knew that I had to read it. And boy, am I glad that I did. It broke my heart, though. In a big way. 

This story revolves around teenage twin sisters. One of the sisters gets pregnant, and they make a promise to raise the baby together. What follows is an emotional journey, and one that I won't easily forget. The twins are absolutely unforgettable. They are trying their hardest to fight their way up from the bottom, and make a new life for themselves and the baby. I admired that fight, so much. 

Everything about this book drew me in, and I felt SO MUCH when I was reading it. I have seen so many others say this, and it is true... this book deserves the hype that so many other books get and I hope that when the word gets out about it, the hype will build exponentially. 

Thanks to this wonderful author for telling me this story and reminding me of what MATTERS. 

About the Author...

Joëlle Anthony is a writer and sometimes-actress who currently lives on a tiny island in British Columbia with her musician husband, Victor Anthony, and cat, Marley. Her debut novel, Restoring Harmony, was long listed for the American Library Association’s Best New Young Adult Fiction 2010, and chosen as the Feature Title for Cincinnati’s Teen on the Same Page Festival 2012. Her latest release, The Right & the Real also made ALA’s Best YA Fiction list (2012), both from Putnam.  She enjoys teaches writing workshops to writers of all ages. Visit her on the web at www.joelleanthony.com Follow her on Twitter @joellewrites


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Tour Schedule...

Week One:
10/3/2017- Curling Up With A Good BookInterview
10/4/2017- A Dream Within A DreamReview
10/5/2017- Wandering Bark BooksExcerpt
10/6/2017- Book Wish- Review
10/7/2017- Reviews Coming at YAGuest Post

Week Two:
10/10/2017- The Best Books EverReview
10/11/2017- With Love for BooksGuest Post
10/12/2017- The Phantom ParagrapherReview
10/13/2017- Lost in Ever AfterInterview
10/14/2017- Kayl's Krazy ObessionReview

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