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.
We All Looked Up is one of my favourite books ever. I love this book so much, it just really spoke to me. I sat for days after I read this, just thinking about it (I still do), my mind reeling from this book.
I honestly don’t know how to sum up this book in words: awesome, incredible, beautiful, amazing. Trying to deny my love for this book would be like putting an ice cube in a cup of fresh hot chocolate and telling it not to melt.
The ending of this book…usually it would annoy me, but it just made perfect sense. Ending it any other way or bringing out a sequel would just ruin the beauty of this book (even though I wish I could have more time with these characters). Thing is, none of us know whether today is our last. And that’s what this book is about, living in the now, taking life as it is, and just living.
I must say that Eliza was one of my favourite characters. This book made me laugh and cry, both out of happiness and sadness. There’s just a realness to this book that it’s hard to ignore. Whether an asteroid is threatening to kill us all or not, we can definitely relate to what is going on.
This is Tommy Wallach’s first novel. What a stunning debut! If Wallach keeps this up, he will have a bunch of loyal readers for life. Can’t wait to see what else he comes out with, but whatever it is, I’m definitely going to be reading it.
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