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The Future of Us by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler

Saturday, October 15, 2011
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.

Goodreads Summary

Who wants to know their future?  Is the future set in stone?  Or can you change it? The main characters in this novel have the chance to see their future.  Emma and Josh have been best friends for a long time, until things got a little awkward.  They are still friends when Emma receives an unusual program on her computer, Facebook.  Emma quickly figures out that she if viewing her possible future.  Josh doesn't entirely understand it, but he views himself as happier than Emma in the future and doesn't want to change a thing.  Emma, on the other hand, does not really like her projected future.  Are there any affects from her meddling?

The best part of this novel is the creativity of the plot.  This book is perfect for 2011, Facebook is the main theme.  The characters are just as interesting, Emma is a bit controlling and Josh can be too lackadaisical, but they're fun to get to know.  The story if told from the two characters' point of view, they alternate chapters.  This quality allows the reader to really get to know them quite well.  The events are fast-paced, some exciting as the reader waits to find out what happens in the future next.  This book is recommended to teens/young adults.

 4 Stars

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  1. roro said...:

    beeen on my wishlist 4 quite a while
    hoping to read it soon and maybe in 10 yrs will be nostalgic