I’ve been sitting here trying to come up with a cohesive summary of this book, but no such luck so here is the synopsis on the inside cover:
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. As Julia adjusts the new normal, the slowing inexorably continues.
What seemed like a great speculative science fiction novel fell completely flat for me. Thompson focuses more on Julia’s struggles with the onset of puberty and her failing relationships with her friends than what was going on with the earth and its environment.
Character development was nowhere to be found and the ending left me skeptical. Overall, a very ‘meh’ book for me.
Stunning book design, though. That’s what sucked me in. Gotta stop doing that….