Saturday, July 4, 2015

Review: We All Looked Up

A humdrum group of messed up kids from all situations coming together for what might be the apocalypse. Yeah, I also thought it sounded interesting.
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.
Summary: All of these kids have secrets, and things that they're embarrassed about, some of them are just better at hiding it. Once they get going though, they are all seriously driven out of passion. You get to envision what the world would be like if it was only going to be there for 90 more days.
PROS: It's not easy to write a book from the perspective of six different people and have it still make sense, but Wallach did pretty well. I thought that it was one of the best love concepts to be considered in a long time.
CONS: Even when you're reading a fantasy novel, you still want things to add up, make sense, and be explained, but there are a lot of holes in this. It became very dramatic for a moment and then turned sort of numb.
RATE: 3 out of 5 books (because books are better than stars).


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