The ending of this book was simple and stunning; so much so that I actually got chills. The book itself had an interesting concept: it was told from the perspective of a woman reflecting back on her life as an 11-year old when the event called "The Slowing" happened. The Slowing is the short name for the apocalyptic event where the earths rotation started slowing. When it first started, most people didn't even notice. It would stay brighter for a little longer and then dark a little longer. Then it was half an hour and then whole days and then weeks. Plants could not survive, people got sick from changes in radiation and gravity. This book was beautiful and magnificent in every way!