Book Review, Books

We All Looked Up – Tommy Wallach

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Before the asteroid we let ourselves be defined by labels:
The athlete, the outcast, the slacker, the overachiever.

But then we all looked up and everything changed.

They said it would be here in two months. That gave us two months to leave our labels behind. Two months to become something bigger than what we’d been, something that would last even after the end.

Two months to really live.

So when I first brought this book I had no idea what it was about, I brought it honestly because the cover looked so pretty and I just fell in love with it, and I love the cover. That was my reason for buying it, yes I tend to judge a book by it’s cover, only sometimes. But you understand when you see it.

So the plot, it follows four different people and they are all a stereotype in their school. Including the athlete, the outcast, the slacker, and the overachiever, the story follows these four people as they are given the reality that they have 2 months left to live because of a comet that is heading to earth. They don’t know if it will crash or just glide over them or even just hit 2/3rd of the world. They have no idea and they cannot predict what will happen.

The description for this story also caught me and made me like oo what is this about.

Before the asteroid we let ourselves be defined by labels:
The athlete, the outcast, the slacker, the overachiever.

But then we all looked up and everything changed.

They said it would be here in two months. That gave us two months to leave our labels behind. Two months to become something bigger than what we’d been, something that would last even after the end.

Two months to really live.

So as you can see that sounds bloody amazing! In school people always wish they could be more than what society labels them to be. So these four teenagers get the chance to do just that. So it features Eliza who is a photography student and is labelled the school slut. Peter who is the jock, he begins to question things even before the asteroid. Andy the school slacker and then Anita who is trying to break away from her perfect life and follow the dreams she wants to.

I think as a reader we could all probably feel like that we was each of these things at least once or know somebody like that. Each of their POV’s were very well written and I connected with all the characters who they focused on which in a story I LOVE. I didn’t really have a favourite character, I liked them all the same, and there was sometimes where something they did really annoyed me. For example Eliza and her sleeping around it wasn’t the fact she was sleeping around, it was her reason for doing, like just because she wanted to. I didn’t agree with that, I thought there was something more deeper the fact she was sleeping around and of course there was she wanted to be with Peter. So just things like I began to disagree with some of the things these characters were doing.

I loved the four different plots and how they all managed to entwine with each other, I think it worked so well for this and I loved it. It was perfect how they all worked and I didn’t really find any friction with the plot.

The ending, erm surprisingly didn’t upset me or make me mad, even though it ended in that way. What I got from it, was that maybe the asteroid  had hit earth and they were dead? I don’t really know but that’s what I got from it. Usually endings like this are my worse enemy! But I loved it, it worked and it was perfect. There wasn’t any loose ends I felt and Tommy Wallach did perfectly. And when I come across of some of his other books I think I will give it a try and see what I think and if it was as good as this one.

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