Disclaimer: I bought this book to read to give it an honest opinion!
(Various covers of the books)
The Future of Us
Author: Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler
356 pages Published January 5th 2012
by Simon & Schuster Childrens Books
It’s 1996, and Josh and Emma have been neighbors their whole lives. They’ve been best friends almost as long – at least, up until last November, when Josh did something that changed everything. Things have been weird between them ever since, but when Josh’s family gets a free AOL CD in the mail,his mom makes him bring it over so that Emma can install it on her new computer. When they sign on, they’re automatically logged onto their Facebook pages. But Facebook hasn’t been invented yet. And they’re looking at themselves fifteen years in the future.
By refreshing their pages, they learn that making different decisions now will affect the outcome of their lives later. And as they grapple with the ups and downs of what their futures hold, they’re forced to confront what they’re doing right – and wrong – in the present.
This story was fast paced and quirky! The cover caught my eye and after I read the back of the book of what the story was about, I decided to give it a go!
The whole idea of finding about yourself in 15 years is quite something! I wouldn’t mind a peek, wouldn’t you? So this is what happens with Emma and Josh. They somehow get a blast into the future with Facebook and see where they are. They try to figure out what they want in life for the future. Decisions that you make now will affect your future, how true that is! Will Josh and Emma succeed in what they want for the future?
I love the talk of the 90s from this book, reminds me of my days of high school and a bit of college. I kind of miss it. The good ole days!
The book goes back and forth between Josh and Emma which I liked a great deal but at times it seemed a little slow too. You can actually understand and feel each character. It’s a fun, unique and quick read. Give it a shot if you are interested in this type of book. I did and glad I did since it allowed me to have a bit of variety in my reading diet.
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