Monday, January 9, 2012

The Future of Us

If you're looking for a good book try The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler.  Jay Asher is the New York Times bestselling author of Th1rteen R3asons Why and Carolyn Mackler is the Printz Honor winning author of The Earth, My Butt and Other Big Round Things.  The story is set in 1996 when the internet is brand new and AOL is the internet provider of choice.  When Josh gives his next door neighbor, Emma, an AOL disc to install on her new laptop neither one of them expects to run into something called Facebook.  It takes time and patience for Emma and Josh to realize that Facebook is offering them a glimpse at their lives fifteen years in the future.  Josh loves his wife and his life in 2011 while Emma is completely distressed by the choices she has made and the life she seems destined to live.  Or, can history be changed?