How Far We Go And How Fast by Nora DecterHow Far We Go And How Fast by Nora Decter

How Far We Go And How Fast

byNora Decter

Paperback | September 25, 2018

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Sixteen-year-old Jolene, named after the girl in the Dolly Parton song, is from a long line of lowlifes, but at least they're musical lowlifes. Her mother is a tanning-salon manager who believes she can channel her karaoke habit into a professional singing career. Jolene's dad, a failed bass player, has gone back to the family demolition business and lives by the company motto: "We do not build things; we only tear them down." But Jolene and her big brother, Matt, are true musicians, writing songs together that make everything Jo hates about their lives matter less.

When Matt up and leaves in the middle of the night, Jo loses her only friend, her support system and the one person who made her feel cool. As it becomes clear that Matt is never coming back, Jo must use music to navigate her loss.
Title:How Far We Go And How FastFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:264 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.75 inShipping dimensions:8.25 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:September 25, 2018Publisher:Orca Book PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1459816889

ISBN - 13:9781459816886

Appropriate for ages: 12

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from How Far We Go And How Fast Smart and emotional, it’s the story of a teenage girl trying to find her way through an intense loss, I most definitely want to read more from this author. #plumreview I received this ARC through a giveaway.
Date published: 2018-07-17

Editorial Reviews

"There is an uplifting, cathartic feel to the tale&#8230Decter's spare language will have teens emotionally invested in the protagonist&#8230A good choice where teens are seeking titles with relatable characters and a solid, satisfying conclusion."