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336 pages, Hardcover
First published November 3, 2015
"My entire childhood has been a countdown to the day I receive my future memory. I spent so much time anticipating tomorrow—making plans, imagining scenarios, worrying endlessly—I’m not sure I know how to live in the present. I wouldn’t even know where to begin."Callie lives in the future world where your future-self, finds a way to send a memory to your present-self, to direct the course of direction of your life-whether a future chef, swimmer an official... Or in Callie's case, a criminal.
"I have to be brave. But I’m not brave. Not really. I’m not anything. I’m just a girl. Only a girl. Nothing but a girl. No, that’s not true. I’m a girl who will kill my sister in the future."This is book was set in a very intriguing and complicated world. Well, time is a complicated topic, it's endless possibility is immense, but the book kind of limit it. There were a lot of hole in the story and A lot of what-the-hell-is-happening moments. There's this place called harmony, it has been a refuge for people trying to run-away from their future, obviously an ideal place for Callie, who'll commit crime in the future. I think it's funny how they see Eden city/Civilization and Harmony as two different worlds, I know they are stating a metaphor.. but still.. Ugh, I just won't rant anymore than I should. You probably have to read the book itself and see for your self.
"Ah, romance. Isn't it grand? It screws with your mind and makes you do stupid things like throw your future away."My thoughts exactly.
"He reaches up and catches my earlobe between his fingers. "You have really nice ears. Anyone ever tell you that?"
“Knowing the future doesn’t take away my free will. I have complete control over my actions”
“When all my layers are stripped away, when everything I know is turned inside out, all I have left is this.
My love for you.”
"Who am I?" I whisper.
"Calla Ann Stone. A girl who seeks out the sun like a flower soaking up its rays. A girl who loves her family with everything in her heart. A girl who is so brave she'll do anything to save her sister."
"You make me feel like I belong. You've always made me feel that way."