Friday, June 28, 2013

Staff Picks

There’s a lot of depth in this coming-of-age story set at a turning point for an eleven-year-old named Julia as well as every other living thing on Earth.  

In the opening pages of The Age of Miracles news that the earth's rotation is slowing down startles Julia’s family from their routine.  As the novel progresses relationships are strained--sometimes irreversibly-- when society breaks into factions and resources dwindle.  Though ecological ramifications play a part in the story the real focus is about growing up during a time of great uncertainty.

If you're looking for a unique story filled with interesting characters, I'm sure you'll enjoy The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker.

Alicia Cavitt
Information Specialist