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 kinds 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 of 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.
The Future of Us by Carolyn Mackler, Jay Asher
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.