Waiting on Wednesday: We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach

October 15, 2014 / 5 Comments / Book Memes, Uncategorized, Waiting on Wednesday

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that book bloggers are eagerly anticipating.

We All Looked Up  
Author: Tommy Wallach
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Expected publication: March 31st 2015

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.

This is one I’ve been quietly lemming since I first saw it – it’s completely a case of Amazing Cover Steals My Heart because there are NO WORDS ON THE COVER.

It’s like the book – and what the characters are going through – is so profound that words like the title and the author’s name don’t even matter. What matters is the faces on the cover, and the journey that the characters will take to figure out what they’re going to do with the time they have left.

I’m expecting great things from this book. I’m expecting to learn a lot. I’m also expecting to think a lot about what matters to me now.

What’s on your can’t-wait-for-it list this week? Are you as excited as I am by WE ALL LOOKED UP? Is this cover blowing your mind, too? Let me know in the comments!

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