The Age of Miracles, Paperback
4.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


'It is never what you worry over that comes to pass in the end.

The real catastrophies are always different - unimagined, unprepared for, unknown...' One morning, Julia and her parents wake up in their suburban home in California to discover, along with the rest of the world, that the rotation of the earth is noticeably slowing.

The enormity of this is almost beyond comprehension. And yet, even if the world is, in fact, coming to an end, as some assert, day-to-day life must go on.

Julia, facing the loneliness and despair of an awkward adolescence, witnesses the impact of this phenomenon on the world, on the community, on her family and on herself.




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Story told by 11 yo Julia. Days are getting longer and all the implications. Good idea but didn't seem to come to climax.

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this book is so enthralling, i found myself looking around school after reading it, wondering why people weren't freaking out about the slowing, until I realised that I did not actually live in Julia's dystopian universe.

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