What would you do if you woke up one day and learned that the earth’s rotation had started slowing, creating longer periods of sunlight and darkness? The Age of Miracles tells the story of 11-year-old Julia and her experience with “the slowing.” At first, the changes are barely noticeable, especially to Julia, who spends her days watching confused scientists on the television. Soon, the government decides to stick to the 24-hour schedule despite the change in daylight, and those who want to live by the light instead of the clock, the “real-timers,” are shunned by the community. Julia is worried about what’s happening to the world around her and how it’s affecting her family, but she’s often more concerned about being popular and hanging out with her crush. This thought-provoking novel will appeal to fans of science-fiction and coming-of-age stories.