We All Looked Up - YA Review by Sophie F

Reader: Sophie F.
Age: 13
Title: We All Looked Up
Author: Tommy Wallach
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pub Date: 03/31/15
Galley: Yes
Top 25: Yes
Convince us to read the book: The narrator shifts are a bit confusing at first, but as the book goes on I began to identify with each character, to ask myself, "What would I do?" The author does a really good job building the plot up all the way to the end, but some things were slightly confusing due to the narrator shifts. I think that this is a must read for those of you wondering, "What would happen if the world ended in two months?"
Memorable or Forgettable: This book was memorable because it is dealing with the topic of an apocalypse. The author does a good job of conveying how each person reacts differently.
Cover: The cover tempted me because of how it was simple yet intriguing at the same time.
Age Range: 14 through 17
Quality: 4Q Better than most
Popularity: 4P Broad general teen appeal
Additional CommentsSlightly confusing and unclear ending.
Annotation: There is a 66 percent chance that, in 2 months, an asteroid known as Ardor will collide with Earth, ending the world as we know it. For five teens, this means that now is the time to really LIVE.

tags:  contemporary fiction / apocalypse / ya lit

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