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Review The Future of Us by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler

 

It’s 1996, and Josh and Emma have been neighbors their whole lives. They’ve been best friends almost as long – at least, up until last November, when Josh did something that changed everything. Things have been weird between them ever since, but when Josh’s family gets a free AOL CD in the mail,his mom makes him bring it over so that Emma can install it on her new computer. When they sign on, they’re automatically logged onto their Facebook pages. But Facebook hasn’t been invented yet. And they’re looking at themselves fifteen years in the future.

By refreshing their pages, they learn that making different decisions now will affect the outcome of their lives later. And as they grapple with the ups and downs of what their futures hold, they’re forced to confront what they’re doing right – and wrong – in the present.

Genre: YA Fiction
Publisher: Razorbill
Release Date: November 21, 2011
Page Count: 356
Source: My copy.
Rating: 1.5/5

I like my novels to have depth and development and a genuinely enticing writing style and this had nothing. I like to be able to feel every setting of every scene; I want it to be vivid enough so it’s like I’m there. This novel was seriously lacking in the world building department.

Emma had a sweet love and a smart best friend and a funny best friend’s boyfriend, but the truth is that I couldn’t stand her. She was a complete bitch. She walked all over every loved one she had to get her way when she was too immature to even know what way that was. She tried to prevent everyone around her from doing what she felt was wrong when she was the one who was always wrong, wrong, wrong. She was not a good person and I don’t know that she deserved anyone who was there for her, not Josh, not her loving father, or her devoted friends. This novel wasn’t that bad – it was mediocre really, what with the other enjoyable characters and the very intriguing idea for it – but Emma’s attitude made me passionately dislike this novel.

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