Future of Us, by Jay
Asher and Carolyn
Mackler, Emma and Josh are
about to do just that for the first time.
less than half of teenagers had ever used the Internet, and in
Emma downloads America Online, a strange page called Facebook lights
up on her computer screen, and she can’t help but think that the
woman on the profile page looks a little funny.
realizes it’s her, 15 years from now, and she and Josh are
mystified by the fact that somehow Emma in the future is somehow
posting status updates and is married to some guy named Jordan.
meanwhile, can’t figure out how his future self is married to
junior class hottie Sydney Mills, and is shocked by his status
updates about his wife’s pregnancy.
anyone who has just started to use Facebook, Josh and Emma slowly
become addicted to the site. The two start to realize they’re not
sure if they like their future selves, and try to take steps to
change the course of action of their future lives.
Future of Us is a great
reminder of the fact that the little things we do every day can make
a big difference down the road. Because the story is told in
alternating points of view, I found myself rooting for both Emma and
Josh. And some of the dialogue about the characters’ reactions to
current friends is too funny, such as when Emma updates her status:
“Netflix + Glee = my life. I have no idea what I’m talking about,
but if Netflix plus Glee equals my life, I’m hoping these are good
anyone who’s ever wondered what it would be like to hack into your
future Facebook profile—or who just can’t wait until The
Future of Us hits movie
theatres (talk about buzz for a book that hasn’t even been released
yet!), pick up The Future of
Us when it hits bookstands
this month. Then, come back and share your thoughts with us.
the book here!
would you like to see happen in your future? Blog about it, babes.
BY DEVIN ALESSIO ON 11/6/2011 7:00:00 AM
POSTED IN entertainment, Book Club, book reviews