What if our 24-hour day grew longer, first in minutes, then in hours, until day becomes night and night becomes day? What effect would this slowing have on the world? On the birds in the sky, the whales in the sea, the astronauts in space, and on an 11-year-old girl grappling with emotional changes in her own life? One morning, Julia and her parents wake up to discover, along with the rest of the world, that the rotation of the earth is noticeably slowing....
©2012 Karen Thompson Walker (P)2012 W F Howes Ltd
"What a Book! Days that last longer than 50 hours!!"
This book was fantastic. It really made me think of all the effects of prolonged days and nights on earth.
When would you sleep? When would you work?
The book explained that when it started (The Earth Slowing down) to happen a day would increase to 25 hours, then 27 hours. The affect on this .... ! As you will read (how could you not!) some stayed on 24 hours and quickly realised how out of sync they became.
A very well thought out book and read very well.
It sparks ideas in your head that this could really happen.
One of those books you will tell others about.
Seen through the eyes of a teenager, the story captures your imagination from start to finish.
"Great premise but the ending needs work"
I liked the idea of the book and hoped it would have some great science to it (as a science geek, I like to see good science in fiction) but the science wasn't great (everything was very vague). It can be forgiven though as it's told from a 11yr olds perspective.
The biggest problem I had with the book was that it was open ended and I wonder if there is meant to be a sequel?
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