Friday, December 9, 2011

The Future of Us - Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler

This book was a lot of fun. It takes place in 1997 - Emma gets a new computer and her friend Josh gives her a trail sample of AOL Online. When she logs on the first time she see a website called facebook...and learns of her of her future through photo's and status updates.

It was fun reading this - I figure Emma and Josh would be my age it was fun remembering the experience of getting online the first time, chat rooms, dial up, having to use 'hours' online and not have unlimited access. Then to read them, trying to figure out what certain things mean, that I now take for netflix and glee. It was just an enjoyable book to read, with a good moral - enjoy the life you live now, and don't stress too much about the future.

1 comment:

  1. The characters are just as interesting, Emma is a bit controlling and Josh can be too lackadaisical, but they're fun to get to know. The story if told from the two characters' point of view, they alternate chapters. This quality allows the reader to really get to know them quite well. The events are fast-paced, some exciting as the reader waits to find out what happens in the future next. This book is recommended to teens/young adults.