Monday, November 14, 2011

The Future of Us early review

  • Hardcover: 356 pages
  • Publisher: Razorbill (November 21, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1595144919
  • Author: Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler
  • Cover Art: I like the distorted image it gives off
  • Overall rating: **** out of 5 stars
  • Obtained:Won  ARC from Jay Asher, Thank you very much!

The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler
Reviewed by Moirae the fates book reviews

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. (Synopsis provided by goodreads)

After reading Asher's first book I was eager to get a hold of this one. I was lucky enough to read it in ARC form. This is a very different book then 13 reasons why is. I liked this one a lot, the idea was fun and original. I really liked Josh's character he was laid back, Emma was his polar opposite she tightly wound. I really liked the dual narration and the chapters alternating POV's. 

It was difficult to tell which author wrote which part. (Asher wrote Josh's POV and Mackler wrote Emma's) the POV's flowed seamlessly and that was really amazing. 

Each character wants something different, one is unhappy with their Facebook profile and the other is very happy, they find that little things they do cause "ripples" of change and what they do or don't do in 1996, changes what their Facebook pages say from one log in to the next.

If you are a fan of either author, I'd say give this one a try, I really liked it.

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