I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.All We Have is Now by Lisa Schroeder
on July 28, 2015
Also by this author: Falling for You
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
What do you do with your last day on earth?
Just over twenty-four hours are left until an asteroid strikes North America, and for Emerson and everyone else who didn’t leave, the world will end. But Emerson’s world already ended when she ran away from home. Since then, she has lived on the streets, relying on her wits and on her friend Vince to help her find places to sleep and food to eat.
The city’s quieter now that most people are gone, and no one seems to know what to do as the end approaches. But then Emerson and Vince meet Carl, who tells them he has been granting people’s wishes — and gives them his wallet full of money.
Suddenly, this last day seems full of possibility. Emerson and Vince can grant a lot of wishes in one last day — maybe even their own.
I can always count on a good book from Lisa Schroeder and All We Have is Now was no exception. It was very different than the books I’ve read by her in the past but just as touching.
All We Have is Now is about two teens last hours before an asteroid is set to hit Earth. They set out to pay it forward for others in their last hours after someone helps them. Emerson and Vince were both fascinating characters. They had both been living on the streets for years. That’s not something you come across often in a YA book. I liked that unique element to the book.
I didn’t feel a huge connection to Vince and Emerson but I still enjoyed reading about them. I loved all the people they helped along the way. Each had their own small story and reason for being there that I found really interesting.
All We Have is Now is a fast read. I loved the ending and how everything came together. Lisa Schroeder is always a win in my book and I definitely recommend picking up some of her books if you haven’t.
About Lisa Schroeder:
Lisa Schroeder is the author of over a dozen books for kids and teens, including the YA novels I Heart You, You Haunt Me and The Bridge From Me to You. She loves tea and cookies, flowers, family hikes books and movies that make her laugh and cry, and sunshine. Living in Oregon, she doesn’t get nearly enough sunshine, but the hikes are amazing. You can visit her online at www.lisaschroederbooks.com on Twitter at @lisa_schroeder.
There’s just a little over 24 hours until a meteor is scheduled to hit the US. What do you wish for?
For a meteor not to hit the US? Okay, if I really have to answer I would wish for lots or good food and to be surrounded by family…and for everyone to live. 😉
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