A book of backstory, and well told despite some slow spots, which occurs in all of her books. Her strength as a writer is a lot of detail; her weakness is a lot of detail.
An "I didn't see this coming" ending.
I rarely read a series, but this one was excellent.
The pace (racing pun intended) is a bit uneven, but the book is, overall, wonderful if you're an animal lover. I'm not a race car fan but that's an integral part of the bond between man and dog.
Kudos to the writer for juggling the happy-sad theme. Awesome ending.
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Another pre-teen love story with another unusual challenge. The Earth's rotation is slowing, and every living thing on the planet must adapt quickly or die.
Walker focuses mainly on the relationship among characters, and the science receives an honorable mention here and there. Of course, what's happening to the Earth is affecting how everyone behaves (or misbehaves).
I found the most interesting characters to be the adults, however, especially the relationship between granddaughter and grandfather.
A decent listen, but mainly for young adult listeners.
Well written and well portrayed by the narrator(s). Rarely do I lose track of time but I found it difficult to stop listening. I like that her recovery wasn't rushed and wasn't easy, but wish there was a more definitive ending. I presume the author didn't want complete closure.
I was tempted to stop listening at times. It's a common story for the time; I was looking a "specialness" that I didn't find. She was an educated woman and a judge. Impressive. Otherwise, it's an often-told story of a Jew passing as a gentile to ride out that awful period of history.
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