What I'm Reading

I just finished reading this remarkable book. It's told from the perspective of an 11-year-old girl set during a time of change. Not just her own coming-of-age, but for the earth as well.

The earth's rotation, for reasons scientists cannot explain, has started to slow. Minutes are being added to each day. Soon a day stretches to 30 hours, more. The consequences of this make for a fascinating read. The world's food supply begins to fail. Gravity changes and the magnetic field decays.

And through it all, the freezing stretches of darkness, the blazing, endless days, the main character experiences the familiar pangs of adolescence, even as everything around her becomes alien. First love, first betrayal, some things remain constant and recognizable to us as readers, even as the world become an unrecognizable place. Fascinating.

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