30 days of books for christmas - the age of miracles
When the slowing comes, Julia's life is forever changed as is the world around her. Karen Thompson Walker's The Age of Miracles answers the question of what would happen if the earth rotated at a lower speed - the days would lengthen, hours on end of sunlight affecting wildlife and the natural environment. In the middle of this is our eleven year old protagonist, troubled by birds falling from the sky, her feelings for a rebellious school mate and the diminishing relationship between her parents. Karen Thompson Walker takes an already difficult time of a young person's life and adds this end of world premise to the mix, successfully producing one of my favourite reads from 2014.
PS By this stage I can hear you thinking 'I bet you say that about all the books', but I don't! It's a reflection of the quality writing that continues to be published throughout the world and I'm delighted to be a willing recipient!