We All Looked up

We All Looked up

Book - 2015
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Four high school seniors put their hopes, hearts, and humanity on the line as an asteroid hurtles toward Earth in Tommy Wallach's New York Times bestselling "stunning debut" ( Kirkus Reviews , starred review).

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.
Audience: 014+.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2015.
ISBN: 9781481418782
Branch Call Number: YA FIC Walla
Characteristics: 370 pages ; 22 cm

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Dec 30, 2016

At first, reading this book, I thought it would be after the end of the world, with a few survivors (the four protagonists) left. But then reading it I found out that it talks about survivors and their last few days/months on Earth. Also, there is a lot of violence, drama, and inappropriate stuff for young readers, so I would advise anyone to tread at their own risk. I really don't like how all this gore and sensitivity is portrayed as normal in this book, as if the end of the world was just a catalyst for all this to be accepted. The whole romance fa├žade didn't feel very realistic, but I guess the plot had to keep moving forward, with or without it. 4/5 Stars
- @Siri of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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blue_horse_812
Jan 23, 2016

Short, but deep.

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