November 25, 2011

The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler

It's 1996, and less than half of all American high school students have ever used the Internet.

Emma just got her first computer and an America Online CD-ROM.

Josh is her best friend. They power up and log on--and discover themselves on Facebook, fifteen years in the future.

Everybody wonders what their Destiny will be. Josh and Emma are about to find out.

A list of epic things that may occur in this book:
  • Time travel (or time viewing?)- This concept was so 
  • original, seriously nothing out there comes close to this. It covered so many bases of awesomeness. 
  • Caused me to ask these questions: How I would have viewed Facebook back then? Why do we share such silly things about ourselves on Facebook? How does your present effect your future?
  • This novel could legitimately be considered historical fiction. It's set in the year 1996, only fifteen years ago, but it's a perfect portrayal of that time. 
  • The Future of Us is a lot of things, it's a lot of different things. It's sci-fi, romance, historical fiction, sweet, funny, but most of all it's unputdownable. 
  • Kellan- She is witty and sarcastic and mostly over-dramatic.
  • Emma- She gets wrapped up in assuring her future is a good one that she losses herself and sight of her present. 
  • Josh- He's the typical nice guy whose been rejected. Something about Josh is so genuine, he is just- Josh. 
  • Kellan and Tyson's relationship- It's sweet and complicated. They have a slight love-hate relationship but they always come back to love. 
  • the dual perspectives of Emma and Josh give the story a more rounded feel. Asher and Mackler are phenomenal together. I hope to see more from the duo. 
  • The writing is absolutely perfect and slightly addicting. Something about it consumes your mind and forces you to just keep reading. 

All the elements in this book come together to for a spectacular combination of epic proportions. I really hope to see more from these two.

just sayin, 

1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh don't say that about it being historical fiction!!!! You're making me feel old. :P I can't wait to read this book. It sounds AWESOME!


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