Friday, 13 March 2015

We all looked up by Tommy Wallach : review

*This book was given to me for free by netgalley in return for an honest review, however this doesn't effect my opinion*

We all looked up by Tommy Wallach
Published by: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: March 24th 2015
Genres: Young Adult
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.
My Thoughts
Last year I decided that only under very specific circumstances will a read post apocalyptic books because the point of the apocalypse is the world ends. BOOM! Everyone's dead no survivor, otherwise it is not the apocalypse. So when I saw this book I thought it sounded really interesting. I hadn't seen any books about what happens before the apocalypse.

The story is told from four main perspectives; Andy, Eliza, Peter and Anita. What is funny about this book is that at the start the characters have nothing to do with each other. I love all the main characters because they were so different and quirky. Though I thought Eliza was the most interesting perspective because of her reputation. I also thought that the romance was done really well, I didn't feel like the author was creating an unrealistic love, it felt very genuine. The only character I didn't like was misery, I felt like she should have had a lot more common sense.

The plot was fantastic. Tommy was great at pulling all four perspectives together because I'm not usually a fan of multiple narrators but it worked really well in this book. I thought Tommy managed to create a very realistic idea of how people would react to finding out the world was going to end.
All in all I'm giving this book a four out of five stars because it was beautifully written with some very philosophical theories in there. Great book for any mood except maybe epic fantasy. I would recommend this to anyone as long as they aren't super scared of the end of the world because this book does bring on a couple of worrying thoughts.

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