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.
I love the idea of this book. It is so difficult just to live in the moment, so this book really puts things into perspective. What if you didn’t know what tomorrow would bring?
Would you still go to work?
Would you do your homework?
Would you go to school?
Would you wash your laundry or do the dishes?
These are all things we would never normally think about because at some point we know they are going to have to be done so we might as well just do them now. What if you didn’t know if you were still going to be alive tomorrow, you didn’t know if you would ever see your friends again. Would you live your life differently?
I cannot wait to read this book, I think it is going to really make me reflect on life 🙂