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ISBN13: 9781595144911
ISBN10: 1595144919
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Josh and Emma are about to discover themselves--fifteen years in the future

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 everything changed. Things have been awkward ever since, but when Josh's family gets a free AOL CD-ROM 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 Facebook . . . but Facebook hasn't been invented yet. Josh and Emma are looking at themselves fifteen years in the future.

Their spouses, careers, homes, and status updates--it's all there. And every time they refresh their pages, their futures change. As they grapple with the ups and downs of what their lives hold, they're forced to confront what they're doing right--and wrong--in the present.

Review:

"With collaborators like these, readers expect an ingenious hook, compelling characters, and thought-provoking content, and these two top-of-their-game authors don't disappoint. It's 1996, and high school junior Emma and her neighbor Josh are BFFs until an awkward, romantic moment creates tension. Then Emma gets a new computer and an AOL CD-ROM, which somehow allow her to access her future Facebook page when she goes online. She and Josh are able to read about what their lives will be like in 15 years, but what's more, they discover that they can affect those future lives by their thoughts and actions in the present, a sobering realization with far-reaching consequences for the teenagers. Asher and Mackler's concept is fascinating — how closely today is tied to tomorrow — and the alternating voices of the two main characters keep each chapter fresh and provide distinct perspectives on the events of the story. Though readers will not necessarily be surprised by how things turn out, the enjoyment — and the underlying message — is in simply allowing the journey to unfold. Ages 12 — up." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

What if you could see how your life would unfold--just by clicking a button?

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.

About the Author

Jay Asher's first novel, Thirteen Reasons Why, spent over a year on the New York Times bestseller list, with foreign rights sold in over 30 countries and more than 1,000,000 copies in print in the U.S. alone.

Carolyn Mackler is the author of the teen novels The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things (A Michael L. Printz Honor Book), Tangled, Guyaholic, Vegan Virgin Valentine, and Love and Other Four-Letter Words. In 2008, Carolyn was a judge for the National Book Award for Young People's Literature. She lives in New York City with her husband and two young sons.

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moiraethefatesbookreview, November 14, 2011 (view all comments by moiraethefatesbookreview)



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.


* 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!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781595144911
Author:
Asher, Jay
Publisher:
Razorbill
Author:
Mackler, Carolyn
Subject:
Situations / Adolescence
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Adolescence
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20111121
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
None
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 12

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Product details 336 pages Razorbill - English 9781595144911 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "With collaborators like these, readers expect an ingenious hook, compelling characters, and thought-provoking content, and these two top-of-their-game authors don't disappoint. It's 1996, and high school junior Emma and her neighbor Josh are BFFs until an awkward, romantic moment creates tension. Then Emma gets a new computer and an AOL CD-ROM, which somehow allow her to access her future Facebook page when she goes online. She and Josh are able to read about what their lives will be like in 15 years, but what's more, they discover that they can affect those future lives by their thoughts and actions in the present, a sobering realization with far-reaching consequences for the teenagers. Asher and Mackler's concept is fascinating — how closely today is tied to tomorrow — and the alternating voices of the two main characters keep each chapter fresh and provide distinct perspectives on the events of the story. Though readers will not necessarily be surprised by how things turn out, the enjoyment — and the underlying message — is in simply allowing the journey to unfold. Ages 12 — up." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,
What if you could see how your life would unfold--just by clicking a button?

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.

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