“The Earth is slowing its rotation. BIrds are dropping dead out of the air. Whales are beaching themselves on land. The sun burns through clothing, and days are lasting for 48 hours. The sunlight is driving people mad.
Julia is 11 when the slowing begins. Aside from the unique environment, her story is normal in its messed-up humanity. Julia is a typical teen with typical crush. Her friends are fair-weather. The mother and father bicker like normal spouses.
As the world turns and the drama unfolds, I waited for a glimmer of hope, some sign that the author believe in the human race despite it's faults. It was never forthcoming and left me feeling sad and depressed, and ready to stockpile peanut butter.
I thought the book was very well written and I loved the angle. I was just waiting for a miracle where there was none. ”