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Speed of Life

9780544747821

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Available: 10/11/16
5.5 x 8.25 · 352 pages
Ages 14-99 years
9780544747821
CDN $25.99 · cl

 Canadian Title

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J.M. Kelly





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.





J.M. Kelly loves the rain, which is good because she was born and raised in Portland. She spent her childhood with her nose in a book, often in the backseat of whatever old car her dad had at the time. She's worked as an actress, a Minor League Baseball souvenir hawker, Snow White at birthday parties, and various other not-so-odd jobs. Now she mostly writes novels, but she still dabbles in sketch comedy, nonfiction articles, and teaching writing to both kids and adults. She wrote and starred in a full-length play, along with her husband and his guitar.