The Future of Us by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler

The Future of Us
by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler

Pages: 356
Release Date: January 5th 2012            
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Source: For Review from Publishers
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It's 1996 and less than half of all American high school students have ever used the Internet. Facebook will not be invented for several more years. Emma just got a computer and an America Online CD-ROM with 100 free hours. When she and her best friend Josh log on to AOL they discover themselves on Facebook... fifteen years in the future. Everybody wonders what life has in store for them.
Josh and Emma are about to find out

My Thoughts
It's no surprise I was excited to read this book! Being a Facebook fanatic and one of those people that has to check their Facebook constantly multiple amounts of the day, I just knew that I simply had to read it. It was about Facebook for goodness sake! I was very curious  to see how Asher and Mackler would present us with Facebook at a time when no one knew of it's existence!

Emma and Josh are two teenagers that happened to stumble across this CD ROM that displayed something called Facebook. You can understand their perplexity when they found out about this at a time where technology was very limited and what's even more that it may relate to future events. Their future.

Emma. Emma. Emma. Two words. Annoying and whiny. Like, get a grip Emma! I wonder what Josh saw in her. But you should know that Josh is the best. I have no problems with him.

Asher and Mackler have made a seriously good plot here. It's interesting and something you can definitely get into. The things is, I liked reading it but I didn't love it. I just really think the plot could have been developed more and there were many times where there were good openings but then the idea gets dismissed!

Nevertheless, a good read and although The Future of Us didn't grab my entire liking I'm sure many of you guys would completely love it.

1 comment:

  1. Hm. We're definitely curious about this book, but maybe it's a library read more than a MUST HAVE ON OUR SHELVES read. Glad you enjoyed it, though. We were curious about whether or not it would feel too dated, but it doesn't seem like you had problems with that, so yay!


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