Maddie’s life in Sydney had orbited around one thing: her art. On her way to paint a portrait of her cousin, however, the world as she knows it comes to an end. In one blinding moment, Sydney is blanketed in a shower of … dust. The dust is only the beginning in this end-of-the-world story that will require Maddie to learn the meaning of true friendship and face the kind of challenge that you only ever see in late-night movies.
Welcome to one of the most bizarre and enjoyable books I have read in a long time. Part “War of the Worlds,” part “Red Dawn,” I don’t want to tell you any more about it so I don’t spoil it, but dang are there some crazy and creative pieces to this book. Just know it is an alien invasion story, a love story, a wow-that-is-a-serious-plot-twist story. With a quirky cast of characters, And All the Stars moves right along as Maddie and those she meets figure out what on earth is happening and what a bunch of teenagers can possibly do about it.
Plus, look at that cover. Amazing, right?
I was so surprisingly entertained by this one.
Rated: High for six uses of strong language, several uses of moderate and mild language, plus some teenage sex that is vaguely descriptive.