BOOKREVIEW#66 The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker







I think as the stress-level of my daily grind increases, my young adult fascination strengthens! Call it regression, but there are so many young adult novels coming out lately! One of those grand adventures is The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker.

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This sought after new release is an international bestseller for a reason. It is entertaining and symbolic and can be enjoyed by all ages. I was unable to put down the book as each page took me deeper into the Earth's demise. I lived in fear wondering... are we anywhere near this chaos?

Remember that 2012 Mayan prophecy about the end of the world? Well, The Age of Miracles can help you visualize that in a different setting. It is a book that describes this changing world... on so many levels--from the home to the environment.

For those who hold on to the faint glimmer of hope and better possibilities. If that's you, then you would enjoy The Age of Miracles. Watch the book trailer below to inspire you to care for the environment as soon as now, because fiction or no-fiction, the world needs you to care.

“It still amazes me how little we really knew. . . . Maybe everything that happened to me and my family had nothing at all to do with the slowing. It’s possible, I guess. But I doubt it. I doubt it very much.”
On a seemingly ordinary Saturday in a California suburb, Julia and her family awake to discover, along with the rest of the world, that the rotation of the earth has suddenly begun to slow. The days and nights grow longer and longer, gravity is affected, the environment is thrown into disarray. Yet as she struggles to navigate an ever-shifting landscape, Julia is also coping with the normal disasters of everyday life—the fissures in her parents’ marriage, the loss of old friends, the hopeful anguish of first love, the bizarre behavior of her grandfather who, convinced of a government conspiracy, spends his days obsessively cataloging his possessions. As Julia adjusts to the new normal, the slowing inexorably continues.

On a personal level, I think what got me so dearly attached to The Age of Miracles is its consistent innocent voice against a background of danger. The book truly captured what it means to be young, scared, helpless and hopeful. The Age of Miracles is for the hopeful.
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Comments

  1. Happy Birthday! This book looks interesting! Dark... but ends optimistically?!

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  2. Happy Birthday! And this book sounds really interesting--I must definitely check it out!

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