Friday, 18 November 2011

The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler

The Future of Us
Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler
Razorbill
[November 21, 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.

So...this book was unexpected.

The characters didn't stand out to me, the subplots were just there, but there was still a lot going on that I enjoyed.

What was really amazing was the plot line and how it messed with my head. The story was unique and got me really excited. The way it was written lived up to what I thought it would be and was able to get my friends excited too.

But mostly, it was thought provoking. The tiniest of things changed their lives. Even if one person changed something purposely, the other would be affected. At one point, Emma decides not to go to a certain college due to what she learns and her future changes entirely and irrevocably. As someone now deciding where to go to college, I found that fascinating and horrifying all at the same time.

Basically, this book was purely plot driven. Y'all know how I am about my characters and the characters in this book were just nothing remarkable but the story was amazing enough for me to look past it. Read it just to think about how your life could be.

--Julie

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the review. I was thinking about buying this one, but now maybe I'll just wait and get it from the library. I like characters too.

    Then again, I also like books that show the importance of tiny decisions in our lives, so that does sound cool. It sounds a lot like this book Leap Day, which I read years ago. It's all about how tiny actions affect how people feel about each other. Also an interesting plot, but not much going on with the characters.

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