Authors: Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler
Publisher: Razor Bill
Goodreads Description:It's 1996, and Josh and Emma have been neighbors their whole lives. They've been best friends almost as long - at least, up until last November, when Josh did something that changed everything. Things have been weird between them ever since, but when Josh's family gets a free AOL CD in the mail,his mom makes him bring it over so that Emma can install it on her new computer. When they sign on, they're automatically logged onto their Facebook pages. But Facebook hasn't been invented yet. And they're looking at themselves fifteen years in the future.By refreshing their pages, they learn that making different decisions now will affect the outcome of their lives later. And as they grapple with the ups and downs of what their futures hold, they're forced to confront what they're doing right - and wrong - in the present.
I enjoyed this story but I have to admit to being a little bit disappointed. I enjoyed 13 Reasons Why so very much and it was such a heart-wrenching story that this lighter book was somewhat of a let down. Don't get me wrong, The Future of Us was a good story - I just expected more from Jay Asher. I didn't particularly like Emma as a character. I thought she was pretty selfish in her determination to control her future. On the other hand, I loved Josh. I did like the way the book makes fun of our society's addiction to Facebook and obsession with sharing the most inane (and personal) thoughts with the great void of the Internet. I recommend reading this book - just don't expect the same intensity as 13 Reasons Why.