The Future of Us
It's 1996, and less than half of all American high school students have ever used the Internet.How do you fuck up an epic i...more
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.
When I first read the synopsis I thought this was an extremely unique and fun plot. I still do. Then they move into the actual butterfly effect aspect and things just seem silly. Can your whole world change just because you spill some water on the gr...more
Growing up in the 90s, I got a real nostalgic feeling while reading this. Talk of Walkmans, VCRs and scrunchies was simply amusing. I did feel there were a few unnecessary parts thrown in only to add more '90s detail, but they worked to dig up old memories. It's not a deep, emotional read like Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why...more
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I'm really surprised at how much I loved The Future of Us! Looking at other reviews and ratings on here and LibraryThing made me a bit wary, but I'm so glad I gave this book a chance! The book alternated between the POVs of Emma and Josh, who have been best friends since they were little kids. I really liked them both! Emma was a caring and good person, but she did come off...more
If, in 1996, you were given a window of the year 2011 via a magical link to your Facebook profile, would you, A) search as many profiles as you could to find out what happens in the worlds of politics and finance in order to ensure your financial future, B) seek out information on friends and family not only...more
Would you really like to know how life has turned out for you and the people around you?
When you find out that your life after 15 years sucks, would you try and change it in your present time?
Josh's mom told him to bring the AOL CD they received to Emma's place because she recently received her new PC.
They installed it.
Emma made her email address and then a myst...more
The 1996 setting is overdone in places, with too many cultural references (I...more
Collaborations always seem like such a cool idea, but when put pen to paper, the idea can become…not-so cool. Conflicting ideas and different writing styles are frequent culprits of a collaboration gone wrong: but not here. Asher and Mackler have teamed up to create an absolute wonder that is sure to be one of the most talked about young adult books of the year. But isn’t that what happens when you combine two outstanding authors? It’s a formu...more
Set in 1996, Emma gets a computer from her father as a gift, and her best friend Josh comes over with a CD that gives her 100 free hours on AOL. Remember those days? Yeah, I do too. ^^ When they log on, they discover this interes...more
In this case, while I did love this book, loved the premise and the idea behind it, there were a few things that I didn't love in it, and that cau...more
It was a really cute story and the romance was a slow build and a little frustrating at times, but the endi...more
I'm a sucker for he said-she said books, so this one hooked me right away, even though I scoffed at the concept of a Facebook time portal described in the summary.
In fact, the book is likely to interest adults as much as teens. A story that hinges on the idea that every choice, however insignificant it may seem at the ti...more
First off, these authors are amazing! I have read all of their works and really enjoy their writing styles. So combine them and you get such a genuine real insightful characters, you can't help but love.
Second, I freaking LOVED all the 90's references. Dave Matthews...more
In 1996 less than half of all American high school students had ever used the Internet.
Facebook would not be invented until several years in the future.
Emma & Josh are about to log on to their futures.
I mean, doesn't that give you goosebumps? Well it did to me. And it's all that it took me to pick up this book right away the moment I spot it in the bookstore (I did squeal a little, actually). It's been on my tbr-wishlist since forever, and again, thanks to the brilliant premise. Faceboo...more
Tenía unas ganas tremendas de leer este libro y me llevé un fiasco total, el libro no es del todo malo pero me decepcionó mucho.
Emma: ¡La odiosa Emma! Que chica tan pesada, la mayor parte del libro está lloriqueando por qué su futuro es un asco, luego hace algo para alterar su futuro y ¡puf! se entristece porque lo añora, ¿estás bromeando? ¡ Decídete! O quieres cambiar el futuro o te quedas con ese. Otra cosa es que Emma no será la zorrita de la escuela, pero bien que en todo el libro está...more
Josh and Emma have been best friends all their lives until Josh made a move and Emma shot him down. After not speaking for six...more
1)I couldn’t find The Fault in Our Stars in my bookstore and I just wanted something to read while I was ordering it.
2)I have a bad habit of not reading reviews on Goodreads BEFORE reading a book (yes Nicole, you win this one).
3)Just look at the cover. That’s all I have to say.
4)The premise was crazy, but maybe, just maybe it would be crazy yet brilliant!
Josh and Emma have been best friends almost their entire lives until things get a little awkward... Josh gets a free AOL CD in the mail and gives it to Emma to install on her new computer. The pair then stumbles upon a website called Facebook and it's a little bit weird... Who would write about what their havi...more
Fortunately, for me, this book didn't totally suck. It was pretty alright. I give it about 3.49 stars but I rounded down.
This is the story of a boy named Josh and a girl named Emma. They live in the year 1996 and the Internet is just then starting to get some popularity. Emma's dad, who no longer lives with her (her parents got a divorce and her mom remarried) sent her a computer. Josh, he next door neighbor gives her this AOL program. Once she in...more
This is such a sweet & fun book. I love the idea of logging on and seeing yourself on Facebook 15 years in the future of course, and the characters were pretty great too.
Josh & Kellan were definitely my favorites. Josh is just so sweet, but still a realistic boy, and Kellan is probably the most perfect best friend you could have. Emma, on the other hand, annoyed me a lot of the time. She...more
This story takes place in 1996. Emma gets a new computer from her father and her best friend, Josh, comes over with an AOL disc. When the CD is installed and they log on, they discover an interesting site called Facebook. While searching this site, they stumble upon their own profiles but they’re dated 15 years in the future! Their adventure starts when they begin to create a perfect future for themselves.
Being one of the many people who grew up i...more
I was thrill of the idea of "The Future of Us" that brought Facebook to another aspect. I believe that the first thing we do when we open our computer is log in to our Facebook page to find what going on with our friends' life and share our. However, this book brought the future of two teenager through the Facebook page ... how awesome is that. I also love the story...more
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