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


The story follows two high school students — Emma and Josh — back in 1996. Emma just got her first computer and an America Online CD-ROM. They log on, and discovered themselves on Facebook, fifteen years in the future. They wondered what future has in store for them. And they are definitely about to find out.

The Future of us is one of the book that bestie had recommended to me long time ago. It got  decent reviews on Goodreads. So when I saw it on Periplus Exhibiton couple weeks ago, I couldn’t pass it up. I had to buy it. Own it. Hold it in my hands.

I really love the premise of this book. Like how cool is that to know about your future? I’ll probably stalking all of my friends and crush (or even my enemies) profiles! LOL. But this is Jay Asher we are talking about. So I expected this book would not turn into something lame like that. We’ll see.

I keep going back and forth either I love this book or not. Because I find these two characters are equally annoying. I rolled my eyes at their foolish antiques and palmed my face because i just can’t with their stupidity.  Especially Emma who selfishly changing her future just because she keeps finding herself unhappy 15 years later—without even care that her actions could affect other people’s future. Ugh. The one where she kissed Josh just to see if its affects her future or not pisses me off.

I did gave it 4 stars on Goodreads, but now that I have time to think about it, I don’t think I love it that much.

Rate: 3 out of 5 stars. I like the premise and it was an easy read.



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