By Karen Thompson Walker
This is a very imaginative coming of age novel.
Julia is dealing with the usual drama of adolescence. However, along with the social order of peers, issues of falling in love, and parental drama, she has bigger concerns.
The news reports that the rotation of the Earth seems to be slowing down. Time has shifted, causing the clocks to use the 24-hour system. Kids are going to school in the dark. Time crawls.
Beautifully written, this novel makes the reader think. It also makes you feel for a young girl who is trying to make sense of changes within herself, those around her, life, and a world that is somehow spinning very wrong.