The Age of Miracles
Karen Thompson Walker
Library check-out 4 Stars!
When the Earth’s rotation begins to slow down and the lessons of gravity are proven true on a daily basis Julia and her family will learn how to live in their rapidly changing environment. As the days grow longer they will also have to learn how to deal with their own family struggles during what could very well lead to the end of the world.
The author did a good job of putting herself into the fictional situation and putting a story on paper that, although fictional, feels very real. I am not talking about the science (which there’s not a lot of), but about the human reactions and the human relationships. There were a few times when I even described it to my husband and he agreed that there would be people who would act like the fictional community. Mostly this is a story about a young girl’s family and what she starts to observe and understand about the people around her. I started recommending this one not long after I started reading it.