The Age of Miracles
by Karen Thompson Walker
Genre: Literary Fiction
Review: This is one of the best books I've read this year. The premise and writing are both wonderful, almost breathtaking. This book makes you pause and appreciate the world you live in, while anticipating, "What if?"
We follow eleven-year-old Julia and the unraveling of her family and friendships as "the slowing" of the Earth's rotation affects their daily life. Julia must navigate middle school, "the age of miracles," while dealing with an unprecedented event on Earth. At the same time, she struggles with shifting friendships, her first crush, and the weight of being an only child.
Song to read by: "De Usuahia a la Quiaca" from The Motorcycle Diaries soundtrack