Waiting on Wednesday: What Goes Up by Katie Kennedy

Posted May 17, 2017 by Lori in Books, Waiting on Wednesdays / 1 Comment Tags:

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Waiting on Wednesday: What Goes Up by Katie Kennedy

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine as a way for us to showcase the books we're highly anticipating.
Waiting on Wednesday: What Goes Up by Katie KennedyWhat Goes Up by Katie Kennedy
Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens on July 18th 2017
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction
Pages: 336
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Action-packed and wildly funny, this near-future sci-fi features three teens on an inter-dimensional mission to save the world.

Rosa and Eddie are among hundreds of teens applying to NASA’s mysterious Multi-World Agency. After rounds of crazy-competitive testing they are appointed to Team 3, along with an alternate, just in case Eddie screws up (as everyone expects he will). What they don’t expect is that aliens will arrive from another dimension, and look just like us. And no one could even imagine that Team 3 would be the only hope of saving our world from their Earth-destroying plans. The teens steal the spacecraft (it would be great if they knew how to fly it) and head to Earth2, where the aliens’ world and people are just like ours. With a few notable exceptions.

There, the teens will find more than their alternate selves: they'll face existential questions and high-stakes adventure, with comedy that's out of this world.

I really enjoyed Katie Kennedy’s debut, Learning to Swear in America. I loved that it was fun and kind of crazy and out there but also posed some interesting questions about life and what makes everything worth it and about living while we have the time. Plus, who doesn’t love books about insanely smart and nerdy teens saving the world? So I’m really looking forward to this one as well. It sounds pretty out there again, it seems readers will definitely need to suspend their disbelief for a bit while reading. But I’m always up for a book that can pose interesting and deep questions while also remaining light and fun. I also hope these characters are as interesting as the ones in her first book!

Are you excited for this book too? Can you suspend reality for a bit and enjoy books like this or does this just sound too crazy for you?

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