Friday, May 11, 2012

The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler

Initially I decided to read The Future of Us because I loved Jay Asher’s other book 13 Reasons Why. However, I discovered I did not enjoy it as much as I thought I would. The book focuses around Josh and Emma who are neighbors. The story takes place in 1996. Josh gives Emma a CD for AOL. The internet is brand new for these teens so they are both excited. However when Emma tries out the CD it somehow connects her to the future. Not just any future, but Facebook. The idea of this book is brilliant, but personally I do not find time traveling intriguing. They soon realize the actions of their daily lives affect their future lives that they see in status updates and wall posts on Facebook. They both attempt to change their futures because neither of them is happy with what they will become. Maybe it was because I was expecting more from Asher since I had read his previous book, but I did not think the writing was done that well. It was an interesting idea, but I simply did not enjoy it. If you are a reader who enjoys time travel and science fiction-type books, you might love this book. ~L. Mishkin

1 comment:

Readoholic said...

Thank you! Im not a big fan of time travel either, and to think i was going to buy this book the other day! But good things are being said about 13 reasons why so i guess ill be going for that book...again, Thanks!! :D