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The Age of Miracles



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Author
Walker, Karen Thompson
Descriptors
Coming-of-Age
Environmental Issues
Family Relationships
Teens
Location/Setting:
California
Time Period:
21st Century
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Summary
As Julia is growing up in suburban California facing middle school and all the challenges that entails, there is a news flash: the Earth's rotation has suddenly begun to slow and the effect could be catastrophic.
Critique
This haunting first novel is remarkable for describing how ordinary people might react to an environmental disaster that at first, doesn't seem so horrible: they horde food, switch to "clock time," and scapegoat neighbors who live differently. Julia, meanwhile, has trouble with friends, falls in love and begins to question her parents' marriage. Highly recommended.
ISBN
9780812992977
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# of Pages
288
Published
2012
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Reviewer's Initials: DO CO BF CG


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