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The Future of Us by Jay Asher
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May 14, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: 2012, 4-stars, owned-ebook, read-in-a-day, sci-fi, ya
Read on May 12, 2012 , read count: 1

First of all, if you haven't yet - go read Jay Asher's "Thirteen Reasons Why" instead. It's SO much better! That said, I was actually very pleasantly surprised by this book. I'd heard such mixed reviews, that I didn't know what to expect and thus ended up enjoying quite a lot more than I had feared. I found the premise fascinating and was interested in seeing how Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler handled it.

In parts, this is a typical YA novel, but the sci-fi aspects makes it refreshingly original and different. Some issues I think were skirted somewhat and/or handled too superficially, but all in all, I liked the direction the novel took, and felt it ended the only appropriate way.

It's a fun read, even if it did come across as a bit of a let-down after reading Jay Asher's first book, "Thirteen Reasons Why", which absolutely blew me away. Thankfully, the books are different enough that I wasn't really tempted to constantly compare.
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