Published by Razorbill
Pub Date: November 21st 2011
Format: ARC | Source: Publisher
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
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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.
There was so much I loved about this book! The nostalgia, for one, could not have been a more pleasant feeling. I loved reading about all those bands I love from the 90s!! What’s funny is that our girl Emma really loved Dave Matthew’s Band, which is probably the one band I could never really get into, lol.
The boy-next-door/childhood-best-friend love interest that is Josh. Man, I loved Josh!! He was funny, artistic, nice, and cute. Who doesn’t love that? Josh loves Emma…Emma doesn’t know it yet, but she loves Josh too. I love reading about these kind of love stories, because haven’t we all wanted the boy-next-door to fall in love with us?
When I read that they discover their future FB pages, I didn’t know what they would do with that. I was not expecting it to take Butterfly Effect turn, where if they change something in their present it changes something in their future, but it was really well done! I think one of the best parts were the reactions from Emma and Josh to Facebook. I would crack up at a lot of them! Here is one of my favorite examples:
Helped my son put together a model of the solar system today.
May 8 at 10:26pm • Like • Comment
We did that last year. Made me feel nostalgic for Pluto. That was always
my favorite planet.
May 9 at 8:07am • Like
Poor Pluto! :-(
May 9 at 9:13am • Like
I flinch. “What the hell happens to Pluto?”
Emma shrugs. “That, I’m guessing, wasn’t our fault.”
Sorry to be the one to tell you, Josh, but….
Still not your fault though. :)
I couldn’t get enough of this story and these characters. This is such a feel good book; it made me smile and laugh and even cry a little. I know you’ll love it as much as I did, even if you didn’t grow up as a teen in the 90s, because the story and the relationships between friends and family transcend time.