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We All Looked Up
We All Looked Up | Tommy Wallach
Four high school seniors put their hopes, hearts, and humanity on the line as an asteroid hurtles toward Earth in this contemporary novel.They always say that high school is the best time of your life. Peter, the star basketball player at his school, is worried they might actually be right. Meanwhile Eliza cant wait to escape Seattleand her reputationand perfect-on-paper Anita wonders if admission to Princeton is worth the price of abandoning her real dreams. Andy, for his part, doesnt understand all the fuss about college and careerthe future can wait. Or can it? Because it turns out the future is hurtling through space with the potential to wipe out life on Earth. As these four seniorsalong with the rest of the planetwait to see what damage an asteroid will cause, they must abandon all thoughts of the future and decide how theyre going to spend what remains of the present.
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LeafingThroughLife
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I think this is the most I‘ve enjoyed YA in a while. Wallach depicts a wide variety of Seattle teenagers as they await the moment when an asteroid has a 66% chance of destroying the Earth. I liked that Wallach, despite tackling a large cast of characters, managed to make each of them unique and believable. His writing is thoughtful and does a great job of mingling typical teenage angst with more potent end of the world existential questions.

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⭐️4/5
What would you do if a meteor was coming directly for earth, dooming all life? Tommy Walsh explores that idea in this YA novel by taking stock characters and giving them dimensions. Would be a 5 star book, but of course an unnecessary love triangle was included.

Reggie The part that kinda took me out of it was when they murder the brother. I was kinda like WHAAAA???!!!! 7mo
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Started a new book at the ball park

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brookerhi
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Book Bingo Square #1 Done! ✅ Square: Book Set Somewhere You Want to Visit This Year (Seattle); Book: We All Looked Up #bookbingo

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By viewing an impending apocalypse through four teenagers‘ eyes, this book shows how a group of young people deal differently with tragedy. I enjoyed the storyline, & how Wallach worked anticipation of the asteroid‘s impact in with the regular lives of the characters. I also liked how society began to collapse as the book went along. Wallach‘s writing is often poignant & heartfelt, & suitable to what people experience at the end of their lives.

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Well that sucks. If there‘s one thing I‘ve learned this winter, I‘m a girl who needs her sunshine! 🌞 Seattle gonna have me like 😭 #youaremysunshinemyonlysunshine #seattlebound

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For my 2019 Book Bingo, I‘m supposed to read a novel that takes place somewhere that I want to visit this year. I‘m #seattlebound next week, so I picked We All Looked Up, a novel that explores how life changes for a group of Seattle teens once they learn that an asteroid is scheduled to hit Earth. 🌎 #bujo2019 #librarianlife #bookbingo

emtobiasz Have fun in Seattle! Are you going to ALA Midwinter? 12mo
brookerhi Yes! And thanks! 12mo
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ReadingSusan
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This book was a great concept and I enjoyed some of the characters and I liked most of the writing but ii think it was bogged down by too much stuff. It was about 50 pages too long. It had way too many POVs. The names of the kids were so similar it was hard to keep them apart. And the ending was just a big thumbs down.

Erinreadsthebooks At first glance, I thought the title was We all hooked up 😳😆. That'd be a very different kind of story 😂 13mo
Reggie Yeah, I feel like it teetered on being too nice so the author was like well let‘s kill the brother. I don‘t know, it felt it didn‘t know where it wanted to go. 12mo
ReadingSusan @Reggie yeah exactly. It just fell so flat to me but it was also weird how it took a minute to realize he had died. Like they didn‘t explicitly say it for quite a few pages. 12mo
tracey38 I remember reading this a couple years ago and thought it was ok. But I honestly can't remember much about it. 12mo
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ReadingSusan
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How I am spending my New Year‘s Day.

Hooked_on_books Looks perfect! 13mo
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mscheynj
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I liked this book. I really wanted to like it more than I did
I liked the characters, I liked that the underlying reason and the way the characters responded to it in their flawed human ways. The story revolves around 4 high schoolers in Seattle. The rest of the world is no more than secondary or tertiary as they deal with an unknown future.
I am not going to give anything away. It‘s good, but for me it just missed.

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MelindaCooper
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“Eighties music was undoubtedly better for the soul.” 🖤

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RebL
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Did this twice today. Finished the book with the teens in the wee hours and then we all looked up at the #solareclipse late morning.

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A beautiful and tragic story. That ending made me a little sad but it was a great book.

#tommywallach #beautifulcover #review

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NadiaBatista
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And back to this baby! ♡
Look at this gorgeaus cover *.*

#tommywallach #currentread #bookporn #covers #beautiful

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blondie
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I had 3 days off work and still haven't finished this quite yet. I'm close though! Hopefully I'll finish it today between laundry and cleaning.

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blondie
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Little Olly loves it outside.

KCorter What a cutie! 3y
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I'm really glad this book didn't try to have the "happy ending" where Ardor just passed them by and everyone went back to their former lives with a new outlook or whatever because it would have felt so forced. I liked how the pieces all fell together at the end. Also, Anita has kicked Eliza out of the position as my new bae lol

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tiffanosaur
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Only two chapters in and so far Peter is an idiot and Eliza is bae 🤓

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Book fair opened again today! Got way more than I expected but couldn't pass up these finds!

JoeStalksBeck 😱😱😱😱😱 3y
Reviewsbylola Terrific haul! 3y
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Reggie
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A very teen angsty, John Hughes-ish, philosophical driven take on the end of the world. The story is told by 4 different points of view of 4 teenagers from a well to do high school in Seattle, who along with the rest of the world find out there's two months to go before an asteroid ends everything. Lots of "what's the meaning of life?" and "what does it mean to live?" going on in here. It was nicely done. Emphasis on nice.

Cinfhen NICE review 😉💟 3y
Reggie Lol you're awesome @cinfhen 3y
Cinfhen Feel the same way about you 😘 3y
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LauraBeth But the real question is: did Snapchat put out a new "end of the world filter" for those kids? ? 3y
LazyLimaLife I've picked this up and put this down so many times at the bookstore I'm starting to think I've read it! 3y
Reggie @LazyLimaLife maybe its calling out to you? 3y
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mariandy
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Absorbing story about a group of teens living in a world preparing to be hit by an asteroid.

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I wanted to love this book, I really did. I fell in love with the cover, and the blurb was fab. But goodness me it felt like a chore getting through it, I got to page 279 and just had to stop because IT WASN'T ENDING. It was just so dreary and all over the place. It's a shame really, but maybe I'll attempt it again in the future...

#ya #yareads #youngadult #read #wealllookedup #bailed
rating: ⭐️

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cass_mccullough
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""They said the asteroid 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"

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Bailey1
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One of the books that makes you reconsider how you live your life. What if it did all end tomorrow? How would you live today? Inspiring.

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Look up...

MrBook 🙄...🤔...😜 3y
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Hinbug
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A book that makes us think the age old question: "what would I do if the world were to end tomorrow?" But the topics kept changing and the storyline is hard to follow. May be more understandable to others.

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VanillaBear
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This book jumped out off the shelf at me, and I'm curious to figure out why.

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Super good but lowkey mad that the world had to end and he didn't make a sequel. I've been wanting this book for a long time and well worth the wait.

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Loved the audio cast on this one. You have all your cliche YA characters, but put them 40-some days away from an inevitable apocalypse and things get interesting.

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I think I have a premonition on books being optioned for movies. Had this on my list for a while and after a so-so sci-fi read, some good YA to relax my mond a little. Interesting premise. A few chapters in and already it feels like things are gonna get juicy.

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I was intrigued by the concept but I feel like it was very flat. Lack of real character development and all the narrators sounded the exact same

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"They were still able to cobble together a halfway decent lunch of crackers and popcorn and potato chips-- all the food that would not only survive the coming apocalypse, but would probably still be crispy and delicious when the next phase of evolution emerged from the ooze."

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Bailedbailed

Wanted to love this book, but unfortunately the plot never took off, and the characters were simply unlikable and one dimensional... Great cover though!

TeR Hmmm... 4y
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"I don't mean that nothing matters anymore. I mean nothing ever mattered. Like, if it's all so fragile anyway, then it was never really real, you know? Even if there weren't an asteroid, I could still die tomorrow. So why worry? It's like Andy said, 'Whatever it is, it's not worth it.'"

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cupkates1895
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Bailedbailed

Never finished. Book was in too many POVs and lost track of the characters. Not interesting

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Oscar style meets book cover design.

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Favorite quotes from this book that continues to teach me that imagery and metaphor need not be cheesy: "Against an eggplant-purple backdrop shone a single bright star, blue as sapphire, like a fleck of afternoon someone had forgotten to wipe away."

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This book is the reading equivalent of screwing a philosophy major who talks about the human contract and yet somehow forgot to tell you about his STI. Misogynistic, self aggrandizing, and utterly predictable. Buy shoes instead.

Matilda Can't stop laughing. 4y
Caseymarienyc Wow, really? I had the exact opposite reaction. I loved it! Did I miss something? 4y
Justina You probably missed a lot. The on page slut shaming, the victim blaming after the unnecessary near rape scene, the reductive discussions about race, the excruciatingly purple prose. But hey, you do you. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 4y
DrBird Greatest review ever. 4y
Caseymarienyc I haven't heard this from other readers & since it keeps hitting the NYTimes Bestseller list I assume a lot of other readers don't project these views onto it. Didn't it receive starred reviews? Have you read his new book? Maybe you'll like it better 4y
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