The Future of Us

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

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Authors: Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler
Pages: 320
Publication Date: November 21, 2011
Publisher: Razorbill
Rating: ❤❤❤❤❤

The year is 1996 when Emma receives a gift of a computer from her father. When her friend and next-door neighbor, Josh, brings her the AOL CD mailed to his family for free, she discovers something - Facebook. The thing is Facebook is yet to be invented. Because of this, Emma and Josh are able to see what their lives are like in fifteen years.

Emma Nelson: one of main characters of the story.Emma is a casual relationship which she does not want, but she dares not get out of it.
Josh Templeton: Emma's friend and also neighbor. We used to be so close until something happened that makes them grow apart.
Graham Wilde: Emma's so-call boyfriend.
Tyson James: A friend of Emma and Josh's best friend.
William James: Tyson's father. He owns a pizzeria called, GoodTimez Pizza.
Kellan Steiner: Emma's best friend. She is also in an on-and-off relationship with Tyson
Martin: Emma's stepfather.
Cody Grainger: Emma's crush. He is on a track team with Emma as well.
Sydney Mills: one of the most beautiful girls in the high school.
Rick Rolland: Sydney's ex-boyfriend.
Dale Nelson: Emma's father.
Cynthia: Emma's stepmother.
Rachel: Emma's newly-born half-sister.
David: Josh's big brother who goes to college far away from home.
Kyle Simpson: Emma's ex.

Usually I am not into scinece fiction, but when the authors introduced the idea of seeing the future through facebook, I gave this book a try. Boy, did I enjoy every single page. The story is very captivating and fresh. Well, maybe there have been several other books built up on similar concept. However, I still find this book pretty amazing.

I have always been fond of the way authors tell the stories from two people's view. When the writers do so, the stories seem coming to life and interesting. Likewise, "The Future of Us" is told from both Emma's and Josh's view.

Another point I find worth mentioning is the characters in the story. There are various personalities you may find in the book from people who are quirky, independent, confident to people who are codependent, rude, and so on.


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