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Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker

Maybe everything that had 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.'

One Saturday morning the world wakes to discover that the rotation of the earth has begun to slow. As birds fall from the sky and days grow longer, people start to flee - but there is nowhere on earth to escape to.

Julia is already coping with the disasters of everyday life. And then there's Seth: tall and quiet and always on his own; the skateboarding boy who knows all about disaster. As the world faces a catastrophe, Julia and Seth are facing their very own unknown.

Why this didn't quite do it for me

I heard lots of wonderful things about this book. I was so excited when it turned up in the post at the start of December and picked it up immediately to read.

However something about this book just didn't do it for me. It took me four days to finish a reasonably small book which is never good sign and by the end of it all I bothered to write on goodreads about it was "Not sure I was all that impressed with this book sadly enough." I think it is really telling that just over a month after reading it I can tell you next to nothing about it.

For me I never found myself connecting with any of the characters and I didn't believe in the world setting all that much which meant I didn't get invested in it at all over the course of the book and by the time I finished it I wasn't all that fussed with the entire thing.