Standalone Sunday: We All Looked Up
Standalone Sunday was started by Megan over at Bookslayer Reads. She sadly passed away earlier this year and was the heart of the book blogger community. She was always so welcoming and helpful towards others and she is missed. From time to time I will post a Standalone Sunday and will make sure to remember Megan.
What is Standalone Sunday?
Each Sunday bloggers feature a standalone book (one that is not part of a series) that they loved or would recommend. The standalone can also be one you want to read. There is so much focus on books that are part of a series that standalone books seem to be forgotten. They can be just as great as book series!
My selection for this week is by Tommy Wallach:
We All Looked Up
Four high school seniors put their hopes, hearts, and humanity on the line as an asteroid hurtles toward Earth in Tommy Wallach’s New York Times bestselling “stunning debut” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).
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.
Before the asteroid we let ourselves be defined by labels: The athlete, the outcast, the slacker, the overachiever.
But then we all looked up and everything changed.
They said it 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.
This is one I recently picked up at a used bookstore. This one looks intriguing as I find all Apocalyptic “end of the world” movies, tv shows, and books fascinating. I think I like to see how people act in different circumstances- and we always get a variety of actions of people. For me that is one reason I enjoy The Walking Dead. It’s about the PEOPLE! It’s the Psychology people!
Has anyone read this one or can recommend a good Apocalyptic book/movie/tv show to me?
Megan’s presence on social media is gone, but I will remember her! It’s sad that a life so young ended.