Dwight Okita
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I'm curious what folks think was the central theme of this book.

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Dwight Okita Personally, I think there are two answers to why miracles are in the title. The big miracle is that time is slowing down. The smaller miracles I think are the miracles of growing up, falling in love, losing friends, facing your death, etc.
Brian Reeves I saw it as a "childhood's end" story, where the slowing of the planet physically reflected the changes in the protag's own perspective of the world as she inches toward adulthood. As the world dies, so does her inner child and her hopes for the future.
Kristin I agree with Dwight, except I think the big miracle is gonna be surviving the slow down. The smaller ones are related to the Coming of Age issues that he mentioned.
Pat Wartinger I am a Biology teacher. I think that this book is great! The gradual changes of the planet which the public ease into without really understanding are well designed. The inability for plants and birds to evolve and adapt to the sudden changes are also concerns for global warming. And the surprise that some humans can adapt to sleeping longer is also valid - to some extent. But why the title about "Miracles"? I am still pondering that question.
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