Keep Moving Forward is a story written in the inspiration of author Charles Bukowski, specifically in spirit of Ham On Rye. Similarly to that novel, this story is written in the form of dirty realism, with an intended audience of young adults. This coming of age story follows the youth of Lily Torres, who is simply looking for happiness. Or at least some means of satisfaction. But things don't always work out that way in life, especially not for Lily. Throughout this story, readers follow the everyday struggles Lily is brought up against. Abandoned by her friends, mistreated by her lovers and forgotten about by her family, Lily is forced to learn the lessons of friendship, love and trust. It's through these learning lessons that she finally accepts that she can only keep moving forward.