This book is about what would happen if the world started slowing; not something I’ve actually given much thought to… until now. I am seriously hoping for the Earth to never start slowing its rotation. Beautifully written (I have passages marked), and thoughtfully told from the perspective of a middle-schooler, this story does not wrap up in the tidy bows that I thought it would. That’s not to say that nothing works out, it’s to say that the book is realistic – Walker didn’t create a fairy tale, she’s telling a story. As if it actually happened… in the way it probably would happen. And if you think I’ve just given away the ending, you may be surprised to find out that I didn’t, well – not exactly.
As far as a conversation starter/ book club book, this is a good one to try – there will certainly be things to talk about.
Have you read it? What did you think?