We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach
Where did I get it? The school library
Synopsis: 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.
For me, this book had its ups and downs.
Told from the perspective of four characters; Peter, Eliza, Anita and Andy, we are shown how they react when there are only two months left to live.
I thought this book was a packed read with a lot going on at once. There was also a very philosophical-ish element to the book which was interesting (references to Kurt Vonnegut and his ideas on ‘karass’ .
I enjoyed experiencing the novel from those different points of view (some more than others) However towards the end I was starting to lose interest in the plot.
All in all, I would probably recommend this book for lovers of sci-fi/ dystopia books.