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—the fissures in her parents’ marriage, the loss of old friends, the hopeful anguish of first love, the bizarre behavior of her grandfather who, convinced of a government conspiracy, spends his days obsessively cataloging his possessions. As Julia adjusts to the new normal, the slowing inexorably continues.
I picked up this book because it was given RAVE reviews in every magazine I read and they were right. This book is extremely intrigueing and there is already movie buzz (it would be a great movie). This whole concept is actually scary, realistic and I just had to keep reading because I needed to know what was going to happen next. With all that being said it is a very light, easy beach-y ready!!! I think anyone would love this!