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Review: The Future of Us by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler

Posted on the 22 November 2011 by Roshini
Title: The Future of UsAuthors: Jay Asher and Carolyn MacklerRelease Date: November 212o11 (Today!)Publisher: RazorbillSource: Around the World ARC ToursReview: The Future of Us by Jay Asher & Carolyn MacklerSynopsis (via Goodreads): 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.In a Sentence: The Future of Us is a fun read with a unique premise.Review: This book looked really interesting when I first heard about it. I read and loved Asher's first book, Thirteen Reasons Why, earlier this year, and I was curious to read his next book. Thankfully, The Future of Us did not disappoint me.I've never read a book set in the 90s, to be quite honest, and I really could not imagine life without all the technology we have today. I don't even want to consider the possibility of still having dial-up internet. I liked the alternating POV of Emma and Josh. There were many humorous moments in this book, and it was funny to see their take on Facebook. I liked how a few things popular now that didn't exist in the 90s were mentioned.It was fascinating to see how one tiny thing Emma or Josh changed impacted the future.This book makes you think if you'd really want to know what your future is going to be like. This was, however, a lighter read, and it moves very quickly.✰✰✰✰➍ STARSCover Thoughts: 4/5 I really like this cover.

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