Book Review: The Future of Us by: Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler

The Future of Us

My rating: 4 of 5 Ravens

Synopsis: 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.

Review: Like most other readers who picked up this book I only bought it because of the profound effect that 'Thirteen Reasons Why' had on me. I have been waiting for Mr. Asher to write another novel and I was so happy when this one came out. It did not live up to his previous book, I think only because nothing can or may ever will. Also, it could be because this isn't an "issues" book. Take it as you will.

I enjoyed this one, it was s light read and moved at a reasonably fast pace. I got annoyed with Emma a lot because she acted so childish through most of the book. I just really didn't like her, it almost made me stop reading. Josh, however, I did enjoy, I wish that Emma would have gotten herself together sooner.

Yes, this is a YA book, yes, they are teenagers. I just think Emma took that to a whole new level of annoyance. Other than my dislike for her, I enjoyed the book and continue to be a fan.

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