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Topic: Do you know this book?

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Subject: Do you know this book?
Date Posted: 11/29/2007 12:34 PM ET
Member Since: 3/18/2007
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I am hoping someone here might know this book.  Both my husband and I read it when we were teens, and I was thinking it would be nice to read it again now.

Basic plot...there is a pair of twin boys (maybe 16 years old?) who one summer find that a particular patch of land has the property of time going much faster in it.  So for example, an animal wandered onto that patch and got stuck, and was dead in an hour out of starvation, because to the animal a month had passed.  At some point the patch of land gets enclosed in a trailer so that no one can accidentally get onto it.  One of the boys is tired of being a twin, so he secretly spends a whole night there, to end up being a year older.  He works out and spends a whole year alone (in his time frame) and comes out a year older and thus no longer a 'twin'.

Does this sound familiar to anyone?

Thank you so much!


Date Posted: 11/29/2007 2:48 PM ET
Member Since: 3/18/2007
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Found it!  Sorry!  Singularity, by William Sleator.