Book Review: We all Looked Up by Tommy Wallach

We All Looked Up
Author: Tommy Wallach
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Australia
We All Looked Up
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.

My Review
Thoughts on the book: We All Looked Up  is one of the most anticipated  Ya debut books of 2015 and it certainly lived up to the hype that it created. I was lucky enough to receive an ARC (advanced readers copy) thanks to Simon and Schuster Australia and I was so excited when it arrived in the mail and basically dove into the story straight away. We All Looked Up tells the story of four teenagers (Andy, Eliza, Anita and Peter) who never would have had anything to do with each other before the chance of an asteroid hitting earth brought them all together. They all thought that they were on the right path to basically the life that they either were working towards or the life that everyone else wanted them to leave, that is until suddenly it seems like the end of the world is coming when its announced that an asteroid is coming towards earth and it could possibly wipe out everything or pass right by without it impacting anything. Once the announcement is made everyone seems to go mad: people access their life, they quit their jobs, school and basically start doing whatever they want, riots break out all over the world and suddenly a big end of the world party is starting to be planned for the day the asteroid is going to hit.
Each of our four main characters make some dramatic changes in their own lives and suddenly find themselves banding together and basically fighting for their lives, which unfortunately one of them loses (which I was really shocked about). I really enjoyed the book and found myself wondering what I would do myself if the world was ending and we got a rough timeline of when. It was also interesting to get someone else's thoughts on what they think might happen at the end of the world.

Favourite quote/moment:
“The best books, they don't talk about things you never thought about before. They talk about things you'd always thought about, but that you didn't think anyone else had thought about. You read them, and suddenly you're a little bit less alone in the world. You're part of this cosmic community of people who've thought about this thing, whatever it happens to be.” 

Rating: 4/5