They now live in a world of inevitable disaster, quite scary for some, but eventually dangerous for all, and a slowing earth causes it all. Many worry as though it's the end of the world, much like how some are in our own society. However, my own reaction would be similar to the protagonist's, Julia, a younger girl, in that I may be excited at first. One day, I may even face a hardship of this manner. The scientists in the book speak of how massive amounts of life may die out, which is extremely important to most, if not all, of the world. So far, the text in surprising in way, and is currently quite enjoyable.