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The Age of Miracles

The Age of Miracles - Karen Thompson Walker 3.5 starsThis book has a really interesting premise - the rotation of planet Earth significantly slows down. Days get longer, nights get longer, and weird stuff happens. The story is told from the point of view of an 11-year old girl. Well, no...it's actually the girl in her 20's looking back to her tween years. Except that it isn't made clear, and the tenses are a bit confusing.Oh, and the science. Now, I prefer my sci-fi books on the less-sciencey end of the spectrum, but still. Using the "We never figured out why any of this happened" explanation is a bit of a cop out. I enjoyed the clock-timers (people who stuck to the 24-hour day, regardless of daylight) vs. real-timers (people who slept only when the sun was down) conflict.Still, it is a quick read, and I'm thinking about it a few days later, which is a good sign.