Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Contemporary, Science Fiction
Published: March 24, 2015 by: Simon and Schuster
Rating: 2/5 stars
Before the asteroid hit, four teens let themselves be defined as labels: the athlete, the outcast, the slacker, the overachiever. But when news that an enormous asteroid would be hitting the earth in 2 months, those teens choose to leave their labels behind and embrace life to the fullest, before everyone is doomed.
I was expecting a lot from this book. I thought that the premise of a pre-apocalyptic book would be so interesting and new, something that I hadn't really read before. Then news of Wallach's rude and quite un-called for suicide jokes came to light and I was sceptic about him. However, I had already gotten this book from the library and decided to give it a shot. Did my opinions on Wallach influence my review of the book? I don't like to think so.
Really the only good thing about this book was the premise. I enjoyed the concept of an asteroid hitting the earth and what humans did with that knowledge, I thought that it was very interesting and extremely emotional to see what people did with their time during those two months. That's about it.
I found the characters to be extremely flat, boring and stupid, You'd think that they would be a lot kinder to each other after learning that they're all going to die in 2 months, but instead most of them were complete jerks. I didn't care for any of them at all and I didn't care for their stories.
I also found the plot up until a few days before the apocalypse to be incredibly boring. I couldn't understand or care for a single thing that was happening, and I honestly wasn't even paying attention. It was so uneventful.
That's pretty much all I have to say about this book. It was a let down that I was not happy about.
Have you read We All Looked Up? What did you think?
Emily @ Paperback Princess