Set in a world, where the world is just about to end. We All Looked Up revolves around a group of teenagers who are living their rambunctious, creative lives in local Seattle high school, when suddenly there is news from NASA that there is an asteroid that has the potential to kill life on Earth and is quite possibly going to hit the planet in approximately two months. The book is about a group of teens all in the same school with seemingly drastically different lives and no interaction with each other to somehow interlace into this one beautiful book about the uncertainty of life. The book is written in third person omniscient point of view, yet changes focus every so often from one character to another to make sure all aspects of the story are covered. The book, thankfully, does a pretty good job at changing perspectives and does not leave the reader confused on any situation and actually allows the reader to take in multiple points of view of one event in many occurrences throughout the book. The book is basically dealing with the chaos of people who are afraid of the nearing of the end along with these teens trying to find some hope and some adventure before everything is burned to ash and dust.
It is a good read. It was a great portrayal of the constant struggle that humans have between wanting to take risks all the time and not doing anything because life is going to end after all. The book seems to place the reader in a situation where they have to evaluate themselves and see whether they are living their life as they want to, at least that is what I was doing after reading this book. Overall, it is a worth it read. -M