Friday, October 19, 2012

The Age of Miracles: A Novel by Karen Thompson Walker

The Age of Miracles is a great book, one I almost passed over since the cover didn't draw me in. I am absolutley glad that I read it because it was impossible to put down. The storyline is unique and chilling. Imagine a seeminlgy ordinary Saturday, in which you find out that the world you live is is changing and the effects of the change are unknown.

The earth's rotation begins to slow --- resulting in an increase in the length of the day. Day and Night no longer come in an ordinary cycles. There is light, when there should be darkness and darkness when there should be light. Daylight hours grow longer, the sun beats down heavily on the earth. The nights are long and cold. The face of earth is changing.

This catastrophe is narrirated by eleven year old Julia. She is dealing with a variety of issues, ranging from being on the cusp or puberty to the ever changing world around her.

The character's are well crafted, the story is captivating and the premise is rather unique. Expect a spin on the dystopian front that is unlike anything you've read so far.

Grade: A

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