ABOUT THE BOOK
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.
Tommy Wallach is a Brooklyn-based writer and musician. His first novel, We All Looked Up, will be published by Simon and Schuster in April 2015. His work has appeared in many nice magazines, such as McSweeney’s, Tin House, and Wired. He has released an EP with Decca Records, and will be independently putting out an LP in Spring 2014. He also makes music videos, including one that was exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum. You should buy him dinner.
Source: Simon and Schuster Australia (THANK YOU)
This book was probably the most insightful read. If I had any post-its left they would all be in this book. It’s fascinating with the most diverse and interesting characters who are kind of messed up and wonderful at the same time.THUMBS UP! This book is everything that teenagers need. It’s brutally honest, kind of crude but hilarious all the same.
A meteor is heading to Earth and the threat of the world ending is very real. Four teenager’s lives clash as they choose what to do with the little time they have on Earth. Peter, Eliza, Anita and Andy come from different lifestyles and cliques but I Ioved that this book illustrated why this all suddenly didn’t mean anything.
So what, if that girl’s a slut?
So what, if you get a B instead of an A?
What mattered instead was the people they loved and the people they wanted to spend it with and what they would say and do with them to make them see that they loved them.
I loved how diverse the characters were. They were each individually different and fascinating with various goals and mind-sets. Peter was sensible, very naive and kind of self-righteous but I admired his desire to make the world better despite letting people call Eliza a slut when it was HIS FAULT. Eliza was the girl who was dubbed ‘slut’, though she was my favourite character: witty, cynical and LOVES photography. Then there was Anita, the girl whose parents put HEAPS of pressure onto her success until she broke. I loved her bravery to defy her parents to do what she loved and I loved her friendship with Andy. Andy was the stoner, the jokester, the one who thought about sex, A LOT. I didn’t really like him all that much because of that but I have to admit, he was hilarious.
I really loved how this book connected life and it’s emotions. It really does portray youth quite well even if they were stuffed up. It illustrates life and its meaning when death is very near. What I wanted more out of this book was family. It seemed that there was a lot of concerntrationg on making the most of your life with friends but there wasn’t so much on your family: the parents who raised you and the siblings you’ve grown up with.
Great read with heaps of inspiriting words and ideas about youth, life and love. A definite contemporary highlight of 2015!
Here’s the fun bit! My top 5 bucket list in case the world was about to end!
1. TELL EVERYONE ABOUT THE DIFFERENCE THEY MADE IN MY LIFE.
I know that’s pretty cheesy but it’s something I would do. I remember everyone that I meet and I would legit tell everyone what they’ve done in my life and why I appreciate it so much.
2. BUY AND READ AS MANY BOOKS AS I CAN.
Of course. Money doesn’t mean so much anymore.
3. GO TO PARIS AGAIN TO EAT.
The end of the world would mean an increase in my hunger and I might as well go all out.
4. MEET THE DOCTOR – JUST ONCE, PLEASE
I need to see him whether he’s in Matt Smith or David Tennent form, I really don’t care..
5. HUG EVERYONE
Just ’cause hugs make everything better.
Click the above link and it’ll redirect you to the giveaway. Simon and Schuster are giving out 5 paperback copies of the book. AUS ONLY (sorry).
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There’s my stop!
I know there was a lot of gifs.