Book Review: The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker (Three Stars)

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Book Review: The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker

(Three Stars)

“I guess it is never what you worry over that comes to pass in the end. The real catastrophes are always different–unimagined, unprepared for, unknown.”

The Diary of A Young Girl for an apocalypse. Told from the first-person point of view of a southern California tween in the near future, The Age of Miracles pulls readers into Julia’s world and engages their emotions as the normal is stripped away with the rotational velocity of the earth. Well written.

“We were a different kind of Christian, the quiet kind, a breed embarrassed by the mention of miracles.”

The characters are realistic and varied–Christian, atheist, Mormon, Jew–except they’re all white. It’s understandable that Julia’s neighbors might look like her, but Continue reading