Review of The Future Of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler

The Future of Us - Jay Asher, Carolyn Mackler



I really loved this book guys! 


So the year is 1996. Emma and Josh have been friends and neighbors their whole lives, until everything changed the year before. Emma has just been given her first computer, and when Josh gets an American Online CD-ROM his parents make him give it to Emma. When Emma downloads it on her new computer and logs in, she is automatically logged into Facebook. The only problem is, Facebook hasn't been created yet. Josh and Emma are able to see their entire lives 15 years into the future. They find that every move they make has the power to change their entire lives.


One of the reasons I loved this one was for all of the 90s references. Everything from the opening night of Toy Story to the Bill Clinton scandal. I loved the humor and sarcasm that was written into this book. It takes jabs at Facebook and how people literally write their entire life story on their page. 


I enjoyed reading from both Emma and Josh's perspectives. I found them both very relatable. I was rooting for them and their personal development. I loved how at the end we really saw Josh and Emma's development from the beginning. They learned to confront their feelings and what they are doing right and wrong in the present. 


Would definitely recommend!