Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #24: We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach

Happy Wednesday, fellow book lovers! This week's "can't wait to read" is:

We All Looked Up
by Tommy Wallach
Publication Date: March 31, 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.

So if you've spent much time perusing my blog you know that I avoid contemporary fiction most of the time. That being said, this one sounds kind of on the edge of what I enjoy, mostly because it's about the end of the world. I've often wondered what it would be like if we did find out an asteroid was about to wipe us all out. I'm so excited that someone wrote this! Now if I could just get my hands on an ARC...

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.