The Age Of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
Describe it in 25 words or less. This is a story of a girl trying to deal with growing up in a world that is increasingly unstable.
Who was your favorite character and why? Julia because I related to her very much.
Who was your least favorite character and why? Julia’s mother because she was usually too wrapped up in her own drama to be there for anyone else.
Did it grab you immediately or did it take a while? The premise had me from the beginning but it was the simplicity with which it was told that really endeared it to me.
What did you think of the ending? This was one of those books where the ending leaves you a little melancholy, but if it had ended any other way, it wouldn’t have worked.
What was the moral of the story? Growing up is hard.
Favorite quote: “It was that time of life: Talents were rising to the surface, weaknesses were beginning to show through, we were finding out what kind of people we would be. Some would turn out beautiful, some funny, some shy. Some would be smart, others smarter. The chubby ones would likely always be chubby. The beloved, I sensed, would be beloved for life. And I worried that loneliness might work that way too. Maybe loneliness was imprinted in my genes, lying dormant for years but now coming into full bloom.” – Julia
Who would you recommend it to? To parents who have a daughter that is about to transition into adolescence.
Number of unknown words: 2
Craft/Activity: Make a friendship bracelet.
What was your biggest struggle growing up?