Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Book Review: The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Macker


Title: The Future of Us
Author: Jay Asher and Carolyn Macker
Series/Standalone: Standalone
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary, Fiction
Form Read: Audiobook
Publisher: Razorbill
Year Published: 2011

"It's 1996, and Josh and Emma have been neighbours 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 get 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."

My Rating: 3/5

This was another audiobook that I took out from my local library for my road trip to see my boyfriend. I found that it was easy to listen to this book on the commute to work and while I was at the gym. Yes, I'm trying to go to the gym, and with books, it's not so horrible. That being said I wasn't the hugest fan of this book.  I thought that while it held an interesting concept, I didn't find it to be as entertaining as I hoped. I thought that the characters were annoying at many points of the story and even whiny. I also found that they sounded more childish than I imagined. I also thought that this was a dorky contemporary book, it held many interesting thoughts such as how you're now can change the future.

Thanks for reading,

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