Byron was with his mother when she hit the young girl and it is he that is convinced that if the 2 seconds weren't added she would have never hit the young girl. Byron becomes obsessed with these two seconds as his mother becomes obsessed with apologizing to the girl and her family. Which she does and the mother of the little girl gloms onto Byron and his mother and they spend the whole summer together. The little girl's mother slowly takes over their lives and drains them of everything.
I thought this book was interesting because of the premise - that 2 seconds had been added to time. Doing a google search, I found that these 'leap seconds' really do occur. I also was interested in how the young girl's mother slowly took over these people's lives - it was like a mold cloud expanding across a wall when the film has been fast-forwarded. Scary and fascinating to watch.
Rating: 9 / 10
Publisher: Random House
Edition: 1st Edition