Moving right along! Trying to get back on track after a slow month of reading
Today's review is for - The Age of Miracles
This was under the category: A Book With A Blue Covered
Life is going along as expected until one day, scientist realize that the days were starting to stretch. It was minor at first - a minute longer, then two. But by the time it is brought to the public's attention, the day has stretched by 10 minutes longer. The scientist have discovered that the rotation of the earth has slowed. Everything starts to change - days and nights grow longer, gravity changes, birds start to die off, the tides and human behavior change. Scientist urge everyone to continue on as normal - to "keep to the clock".
There are people that try to say they are going to follow the days and nights - no matter how long they become. But even those folks can no longer cope as the days stretch to 60 and then 72 hours long. Schools and businesses try to stay open and it isn't until the power starts to turn off and on that people start to panic. In the end, what scientist call the "syndrome" takes the lives of many people. People can no longer go out during the day because of the radiation. Crops start to die off and scientist still have no figured out how to grow them without the sun. Time passes and relationship change and the earth turns slower and slower. The scientist and experts have no idea how long it will last before it stops all together.
This was a really fast read. I have read a lot of intense books this year, so this was kind of a nice "fluff" book. And it is one of my favorites - dystopian futures. Although just once I would like that future to be fantastic instead of "everyone is doing to die!"
I read this in a day and a half, and it held my interest. The main character is 11 when the book starts - the age of my youngest daughter - and 23 when it ends. It is an interesting concept - the earth's rotation slowing to almost a stop. I was intrigued by the uniqueness of this idea.
Check it out.
Stars: 4 1/2