The Future of Us took me to the "past of me" - back to high school and my introduction into the World Wide Web when I was 18. The Future of Us is set in 1996, when 17 year old Emma launches AOL for the first time. Only instead of "You've Got Mail" she is asked to login to a blue and white screen with a foriegn word attached, "Facebook". Suddenly she sees herself in her early 30's, living a life she isn't sure she wants. What would you do, when suddenly faced with the possiblity of changing your future? Would you do it? Remember to think about the ripple effect your actions of today have over the years to come. It's not as easy as it sounds.— Brandi
Winter 2012 Kids' Next List
“The product of a dream collaboration between two very successful authors, this is the story of two teenagers, Josh and Emma, in 1996. Emma gets a computer as a gift, and Josh's mother sends him over to Emma's house with a free AOL disc. Once the disc is loaded and boots up, it shows Emma her Facebook page -- from 2011! Emma lets Josh in on the secret -- it turns out he has a page in 2011 too -- and the weirdness multiplies. Every time either of them makes a decision based on something they learn on Facebook, it changes their future. This fascinating book about the price of decisions and their consequences points out that what you do now can affect you forever. A fabulous read!”
— Jackie Blem, Tattered Cover Book Store, Denver, CO
What if you could see how your life would unfold--just by clicking a button?
It's 1996, and less than half of all American high school students have ever used the Internet. Emma just got her first computer and an America Online CD-ROM. Josh is her best friend. They power up and log on--and discover themselves on Facebook, fifteen years in the future. Everybody wonders what their destiny will be. Josh and Emma are about to find out.
About the Author
Jay Asher's first novel, Thirteen Reasons Why, spent over two years on the New York Times bestseller list, with foreign rights sold in over 30 countries and more than 1,000,000 copies in print in the US alone.
Carolyn Mackler is the Printz Honor winning author of The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things; Tangled; Guyaholic; Vegan Virgin Valentine; and Love and Other Four-Letter Words. Her novels have been published in over 15 countries.