Book Review: Life At The Speed Of Us By Heather Sappenfield

Life At The Speed Of Us
Author: Heather Sappenfield
Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Contemporary
Released: January 8 2016
Review Source: Flux

Silence is safe. Fate is not.

When Sovern Briggs survives a car crash, she stops talking to seal in the memory of the final sounds from her mother’s life. As conflict with her father builds and failure in school looms, Sovern seeks relief in a dangerous boyfriend and in speed’s adrenaline edge. These needs collide, leading Sovern to a snowboarding accident that changes her future and perhaps that of our universe.

Life at the Speed of Us weaves dyslexia, math, cutting-edge science, genius, and love into a young woman’s reluctant journey toward grace.

A teenager lost in the midst of life and it's trials and tribulations. Trying to get by after her mother dies Sovern takes a vow of silence of sorts. Wanting to be able to release her pain in destruction and not caring she one day realizes that isn't really how she should be handling things.

I feel like everyone who reads this book will be able to relate to it. I lost my grandmother almost a year ago, and while reading this I kept feeling as if this book was put there to help me. This is a great story about learning how to deal with life. No matter how bad things get - or how rock bottom you reach - you can always get back to yourself and on top of the game.

I feel that Sovern is a strong character whom is very relatable. And while I haven't lost my mother, I'm able to feel her pain through Sappenfield's writing. Sappenfield has a way with words that puts the reader right in her character's emotions and shoes. I enjoyed that about this book.

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