Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Future of Us

The Future of Us
By Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler
Razorbill, 2011. 356 pgs. Young Adult

It's 1996, and Emma Nelson has just gotten the internet. Her former best friend Josh gives her an AOL CD, which she installs, but when she logs on, she finds a weird site called Facebook. She can see herself in the future--and she doesn't really like what she sees. Josh, on the other hand, has a future that looks pretty ideal. Emma tries to find ways to change her future, while Josh tries to keep his the same.

The idea of being able to see snippets of yourself in fifteen years and then either trying to change or keep what you see makes this book a great discussion piece. I didn't particularly like Emma, but Josh was a good character, and that was enough to keep me going with the book.


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