Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: We All Looked Up

Hey guys! Today's Waiting on Wednesday feature is pretty interesting. As much as I love disaster flicks such as Seeking A Friend At The End of The World, they break my heart so much. I guess this one would do so too.


Title: We All Looked Up
Author: Tommy Wallach
Number of Pages: 384
Date of Publication: March 31, 2015
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Genre/s: Contemporary, Young-Adult, Sci-fi, Realistic fiction


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 can’t wait to escape Seattle—and her reputation—and perfect-on-paper Anita wonders if admission to Princeton is worth the price of abandoning her real dreams. Andy, for his part, doesn’t understand all the fuss about college and career—the 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 seniors—along with the rest of the planet—wait to see what damage an asteroid will cause, they must abandon all thoughts of the future and decide how they’re going to spend what remains of the present.

About the author

Tommy Wallach is a Brooklyn-based writer and musician. His first novel, We All Looked Up, will be published by Simon and Schuster in April 2015. His work has appeared in many nice magazines, such as McSweeney's, Tin House, and Wired. He has released an EP with Decca Records, and will be independently putting out an LP in Spring 2014. He also makes music videos, including one that was exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum. You should buy him dinner.

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