Book Review: All We Have Is Now by Lisa Schroeder

all we have is nowTitle: All We Have Is Now

Author: Lisa Schroeder

Format/Edition: ARC

Publisher: Point

Published: July 28, 2015

Pages: 272 pages

Source: Pinoy Book Tours


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’m giving this book a full 5 stars because I know that the story will make you learn some lessons that you could use in real life. It really hit me.

Just like how asteroids hit the surface of Earth.

This book may only have less than 300 pages but I assure you the story is so on point like no one could’ve said it any better than Lisa.

Two teens, Emerson and Vince, have been living on the streets for years without a permanent shelter, not knowing when their next meal will be or if they’ll be having one. Emerson ran away from her family because of her mother, that has lost faith in her, and right now the only family she has is Vince. Hours before the asteroid rumour they came across a guy named Carl, who happens to be granting wishes for people. Vince thought it would be a great idea to do the same and show some good act before everything’s too late.

Emerson is the type of girl who doesn’t want distractions. She doesn’t want to hurt anyone. There were times that she was a bit mean and arrogant but I understand where that is coming from.  A person could hold so much that they need to let it out once in a while. Vince on the other hand, doesn’t mind getting hurt by the person he loves.

The ending was a bit meh for me though. I knew that this book would have a big plot twist. (oops…was that a spoiler?) I like fast-paced books but c’mon don’t rush the ending? I really felt it was rushed.

All I can say is that this book will leave you with a very big moral lesson that you could apply to your daily lives. Live life to the fullest because time is gold and every second counts.

Final Verdict:

5 pineapples


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