Tuesday, November 29, 2011

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

The Future of Us by Jay Asher, Carolyn Mackler

Published: November 21st 2011
Publisher: Razorbill
Page Count: Hardcover, 309

Source: ARC [From a Friend]
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Science Fiction, Romance
Find the Authors: Jay AsherBlogGood ReadsTwitterFacebook // Carolyn Mackler
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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. - Good Reads
The summary of this book caught my attention right away. I remember the days of AOL and dial-up. A lot of my growing up was in that era. Looking back at those times, the internet was such a primitive place and it's amazing to think of how much it's grown in just my little lifetime. I remember the first time I ever logged onto the internet in 1995! 

The Future of Us is a hard book for me to sum up. I liked the premise of the story. The fact that two teenagers log on to the internet for the first time and see their future on Facebook. I loved that and it was interesting to see how it affected them in their present and how their changes of attitude in the present would in turn change their future. But I can't say I fell in love with the characters or the book. I wasn't always satisfied with how the story was playing out... I really enjoyed the nostalgia factor the book offered though and I'm glad I read it. I received a copy from a friend, but this is something I would have mostly likely bought for myself and I can't say that I would have regretted it. I know that sounds confusing and a little contradictory, but that basically sums up how I felt about it. 

Those who read the summary and know it something they want to read for the nostalgia factor!

                                    3 out of 5 Hello Kitties!


  1. I'm glad you enjoyed it!!! I know it was a great read for me :) I'm thinking about buying the final copy now, because I realllyy want to own it haha. Great review, I agree the nostalgia is awesome!!

    Anna @ Literary Exploration

  2. Excellent review! I ADORED Future of Us! It brought back some very pleasant memories!

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  3. I really want to read this one. I remember being the only one in my group of friends who had a computer and/or internet. This one is on my wish list. Great review!

  4. Ohhh Liza I want to read this so bad...I am so glad you reviewed it !

  5. I totally have heard this book is good for that nostalgia factor. Thanks for reviewing this its so on my tbr list

  6. I grew up (mostly) in that era, too...so the nostalgia factor appeals! I'm not big into contemporary stuff, though, so will probably but this on the library list. :)

    (Feeling the urge to go listen to some boy bands now...)

  7. Ooh I just won this one and I'm really looking forward to it. I grew up in the 90's (born in 1984) so I'm think I will find it pretty neat!

    Xpresso Reads

  8. Most of the reviews I've read for this one have been along the same lines, that all the 90's references are really fun to read about and the nostalgia of it all enjoyable, but other than that it's not a stand out read. Thanks so much for the review Liza, I think I'll hold off on this one for now!

  9. I have so many memories from 1996 (the year I graduated, ugh), so I think I would enjoy the book for that reason alone.
    Great review!

  10. Every time I go to work I think of this book even though I've never read it for the simple fact that my work uses AOL....who (besides them) uses AOL anymore?!? Thanks for the awesome review, I'll hold off on this one =)