Monday, July 11, 2011

Review-The Future of Us

What if you could look 15 yeras into your future and see what your life would be like?  Would you want to change things?  How far would you go to be happy?  I loved the idea of this book, and when I heard that Jay Asher was co-authering this book I was estatic.  His first book Thirteen Reasons Why was just amazig and I couldn't wait to see what he had come up with next.  I haven't read anything by Carolyn Mackler but I think that after reading this book I definetly will at least pick up one of her books.  Honestly, I wasn't as blown away by this book as I was by Jay's first work, but it was still a really enjoyable read.  Quick and easy it didn't make me think long and hard like Thirteen Reasons Why but it did make me think about all of the petty things we post on Facebook and how we seem to let the whole world know our personal business now that we have this technology.  The voices were fresh though and I really felt like it was a good rendering of what teenage life is like, even though it was 15 years in the past.  I think that we forget what it was like so long ago, and even though when the book took place I was only a year old I do applaud the authors for writing in that time.  Its easier to write about the now or the future in a book, and with the past you do have to do some research but there wasn't a lot of technology 100 years ago.  Jay and Carolyn do a great job at making the techonology they use in the book right to the time period they're in.  I do have to admit I was just a little let down with this book, but maybe it was because I was looking forward to it being amazing, but just because it didn't exactly stand up to what I imagined doesn't mean that it wasn't a good book.  It was a quick easy read that was light and enjoyable.  I don't think that anyone can say that the YA world is all dark with this book in the mix when it comes out in November.  I'll be picking up a copy of this book and putting it on my shelf in a place of honor.

Released November 21, 2011

4.5/5 dust spirits


  1. I'm really looking forward to this book! even though I haven't read Jay's 13 reasons why---

  2. Another aspect of this book that I loved was the relationship between the two main characters, Emma and Josh. Even though they lived in 1996, they still felt like contemporary teens. They're next door neighbors and have been friends for their whole lives, so their relationship was genuine, and I was rooting for them to get together the whole time I was reading.

    The Future of Us was one of my favorite books of 2011. It's fresh, quick, and original, and is a book you don't want to miss!