The Future of Us by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler

"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" ~goodreads


I really enjoyed this book, in fact there were parts that I couldn't stop laughing...."What the hell happens to Pluto?"...but I was also a teenager in the 90s so it was easy for me to relate to this. I had heard a lot of buzz about Jay Asher and Crolyn Mackler before reading The Future of Us and I really felt like it delivered. The book flips back and forth between the two perspectives of the main characters and i felt like it was well done. I didn't get confused or lost with what was going on, it had a great flow to it. It was also nice light reading, the plot was simple but in a good way. I kind of felt like it was delivering a message about the way we used to communicate and the way do today. That the snippets you see people write on facebook doesn't tell the whole story. That everyday we make choices that effect what happens to us in the future. Like the book this review is simple, it's a great light read that I highly recommend especially if you were a teenager in the 90s.

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About Jen S

I love books, tea/coffee(by the gallon) and sour candy. I wear my nerd badge with pride and have two children ages 5 and 3 that keep me on my toes.
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