Tuesday, May 17, 2016

We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach | Book Review

We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach

Reading Group: High School+

Personal Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

Given Summary: Four high school seniors put their hopes, hearts, and humanity on the line as an asteroid hurtles toward Earth in this contemporary novel.

They always say that high school is the best time of your life.

Peter, the star basketball player at his school, is worried “they” might actually be right. Meanwhile Eliza can’t wait to escape Seattle—and her reputation—and perfect-on-paper Anita wonders if admission to Princeton is worth the price of abandoning her real dreams. Andy, for his part, doesn’t understand all the fuss about college and career—the future can wait.

Or can it? Because it turns out the future is hurtling through space with the potential to wipe out life on Earth. As these four seniors—along with the rest of the planet—wait to see what damage an asteroid will cause, they must abandon all thoughts of the future and decide how they’re going to spend what remains of the present.

Cover: So the cover of this book is what drew me to it in the store, but I'm not going to lie, now that I've read the book, I'm not a huge fan of the cover.  It's just random people looking at an astroid and I wish it was at least the people who were there at the end of the story.  

My Review: I loved this book, but I also hate fit solely because Peter died.  And I know you could make the argument that they all end up dead, but the fact that Peter died first the day before made me so sad because he was my favorite from the beginning.  Also, there was still a 33.3% chance the astroid didn't hit the earth and if it did, would it wipe out everyone or just people in a large radius of the impact zone?  Like what it the astroid landed straight in the middle of the Pacific Ocean?  Sure there would be ridiculous tsunamis, but I still feel like North Dakota and some other states would be okay.  Your thoughts?
I tend to enjoy books that make you question your life, even through death freaks me out, and this novel was no different.  Life is short and you shouldn't wait until the world id ending or you get diagnosed withs one illness to do the things you want to do.  And it's interesting who people become when it seems that there are no rules.  Is the only reason you're not doing something is because it's illegal?  Is that right?  I like to believe that I am someone who lives in the present and does things that make me happy, but I also have a bucket list of things that will take years to complete, so if the world ended within the next three months I would be in trouble.  I think it's important to know there are things you want to do though because you'll try harder to get them done while you can rather than lying on your death bed coming up with plans that will never happen.
But back to the book.  I loved the way this book was written, I don't have an exact reason why, I just thought it was very nicely written and it makes me want to read Wallach's other book.  The characters were all great and different and real.  Like I went to high school with someone just like each of them.  I would definitely recommend this book to my friends.  

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