The Future of Us

The Future of Us By Jay Asher Carolyn Mackler go inside Ebook Jay Asher was born in Arcadia California on September He grew up in a family that encouraged all

The Future of Us By Jay Asher Carolyn Mackler go inside Ebook Jay Asher was born in Arcadia, California on September 30, 1975 He grew up in a family that encouraged all of his interests, from playing the guitar to his writing He attended Cuesta College right after graduating from high school It was here where he wrote his first two children s books for a class called Children s Literature Appreciation At this point in his life, he had decided he wanted to become an elementary school teacher He then transferred to California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo where he left his senior year in order to pursue his career as a serious writer Throughout his life he worked in various establishments, including as a salesman in a shoe store and in libraries and bookstores Many of his work experiences had an impact on some aspect of his writing.He has published only one book to date, Thirteen Reasons Why, which was published in October 2007 He is currently working on his second Young Adult novel, and has written several picture books and screenplays Thirteen Reasons Why has won several awards and has received five stars from Teen Book Review It also has received high reviews from fellow authors such as Ellen Hopkins, Chris Crutcher, and Gordon Kormon.. 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.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.. The best Ebook The Future of Us I didn't think it was possible, but Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler managed to fuck up one of the best ideas of 2011. It's 1996, and less than half of all American high school students have ever used the Internet.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.How do you fuck up an epic idea like that? I'll tell you how -- you focus on two vapid teenagers and their relationship issues. I loved Thirteen Reasons Why, despite the various issues I had with it. So you can imagine how much I was anticipating The Future of Us. I pre-ordered it, and I never pre-order books. Now it's sitting on my bookcase like an evil step child, laughing at me for my foolishness. I thought this collaboration would be brilliant. I'd never read My Butt, the Earth, and Other Round Things, but it was a Printz contender, which must have set it apart from vapid chick-lit like The Princess Diaries and All American Girl. So why does this read like a David Levithan/Rachel Cohn Collaboration? ETA: I read My Butt, the Earth, and Other Round Things a few months ago. I didn't like it. In fact, it was rather vapid, in league with All American Girl or The Princess Diaries. Give me Ruby Oliver over whatshername any day. I don't know why the hell it was a Printz Contender.It's quite possibly the most disappointing book I've ever read. Even more disappointing than Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows. It takes an epic premise and fails on every mark. And then it doesn't even give us an ending. It trudges along, through the mud of false suspense, and dies before it even gets out of the sludge. Now, before I continue this review, I should let you know that I am a teenager. I'm seventeen and I have friends who are just as, or even more, vapid than the teenagers in this novel. Problem is, I have no interest in reading about idiots, no matter how realistic they are. I want dynamic, well written characters, not whiny teenage girls who worry about old condoms their best friends keep in their wallets. Hell, that doesn't even bother me -- when it's done the right way. Sara Zarr does it well. Elizabeth Scott does it well. These authors, in this book, failed on every account.As a contemporary novel, it fails.As a science-fiction novel, it fails.As a fantasy novel, it fails.As a snap-shot of the 90's, it fails. This reads like a bad PBS special, or that Groundhog Day rip-off Nickolodean ran after Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide ended. I'm calling Miranda Cosgrove and Nathan Kress to star in this because at least they'd make it interesting. And that's not saying much. I'm not even a real 90's kid, and this reads like a fake rendition of what the 90's were. I have so many issues with this novel, I have to make a list.1. EmmaIf you're suddenly given a portal into your future Facebook account, what do you do?a) Look into the politics of the future.b) See how you can make a quick buck off of future companies by investing in the stock market.c) Find out who wins the future Superbowl/World Series/March Madness so you can win a bunch of money. d) Worry about who your future husband is 24/7.Once you've changed your future and you're happy with your husband, what do you do now?a) Figure out possible career paths for yourself. b) Check up on your family.c) Use knowledge of the future to your benefit, while avoiding the butterfly effect. d) Whine because you want a hotter guy.After you've generally screwed everything up to the point where you're depressed and living in an unhappy marriage, what do you do now?a) Leave the future alone because, you, idiot that you are, can change it simply by not marrying who your Facebook page says you will.b) Realize that the future is constantly changing and that there are millions of outcomes that become void once you're aware of them.c) Realize that because you've seen this outcome, that means your future self wants it. d) Whine about how unfair everything is.Now that you've really fucked up your future, you decide to kiss your best friend, who absolutely adores you, in the hopes of having a drastic change in your future. What do you do when he calls you out on your bullshit?a) Apologizeb) Ask him out.c) Feign confusion.d) Blame him and make him apologize to you. If you answered d) to any of the above, please defriend me and stop reading this review. I have no patience for you in my social sphere. Emma is quite honestly one of the most shallow characters I've ever had the displeasure to read about. Her thoughts revolve around guys, 24/7. Which guy is hot, which guy isn't, and who she's going to marry. Seriously, her big (one chapter) resolution was about how she never gave herself to her boyfriend completely and she resolved to be more committed. Eh, no. Her real problem is that she was a shallow bitch who didn't really care who she used to get what she wanted. And she didn't really have goals outside of getting a hot husband, unless you count her fleeting commitment to getting into a decent college, which is dropped halfway through the novel to focus on her relationships. There's nothing wrong with a novel that focuses on relationships -- when those relationships are interesting. The character development here is barebones at best. 2. KellanThe award for biggest hypocritical misandrist goes to Kellan, Emma's best friend. Honestly, I couldn't have cared less about her plot line. And, strange enough, it's never resolved. Just remember this bit of wisdom -- if a girl is leading you on and jerking your chain left and right, don't ever think about moving on because she might want you back. And if you go on a date, she has the right to be pissy, especially when she decided, that very week, to break up with her boyfriend and go on a date with another guy she talks about constantly. Because you're her back up plan. Don't ever forget that. It's not manipulation. It's love, girls and boys.3. SydneyI liked Syd. Unfortunately, she's the placeholder girlfriend. Why Josh likes Emma over her, I have no fucking idea. Sydney is hot. Sydney is nice. Sydney is rich. And Sydney is way more interesting than Emma. In fact, I wanted to know the details of her relationship with Rick and what might have lead to her being the only girl in their class to stand up for No means No and Yes means Yes. 4. The PlotPlot lines are mentioned and dropped like 2012 republican candidates. It's ridiculous. One moment, Josh is worried that his brother might be gay. The next? Nothing. One moment Emma think Kellan is pregnant. The next? Nothing. As for the main plot line? The only reason I finished this book was because I wanted to know if Emma would be unhappy in her future, and if Josh would move on. That's a piss poor way to keep the story moving.5. The EndThere was no end. It's like someone left out the third act because they were too lazy to finish writing the book. And I'm guilty of that. But I expect more from Printz honor authors and NYT Bestselling authors. 6. The Science, or Lack ofIf you're reading this because you want a decent spec fic read, don't bother. This is a Degrassi special that desperately wants to fit in with the Animorphs.This is why people don't like YA. Along with Across the Universe, this novel is everything that's wrong with the genre. Instead of focusing on, I dunno, the story, the characters, or, hell, an interesting romance, we're once again given a boring tale of Mr. And Mrs. White Teenager and their Oh So Dull First World Problems. Save yourself the effort. Just go watch The N.
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  1. Jay Asher was born in Arcadia, California on September 30, 1975 He grew up in a family that encouraged all of his interests, from playing the guitar to his writing He attended Cuesta College right after graduating from high school It was here where he wrote his first two children s books for a class called Children s Literature Appreciation At this point in his life, he had decided he wanted to become an elementary school teacher He then transferred to California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo where he left his senior year in order to pursue his career as a serious writer Throughout his life he worked in various establishments, including as a salesman in a shoe store and in libraries and bookstores Many of his work experiences had an impact on some aspect of his writing.He has published only one book to date, Thirteen Reasons Why, which was published in October 2007 He is currently working on his second Young Adult novel, and has written several picture books and screenplays Thirteen Reasons Why has won several awards and has received five stars from Teen Book Review It also has received high reviews from fellow authors such as Ellen Hopkins, Chris Crutcher, and Gordon Kormon.

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  1. I didn t think it was possible, but Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler managed to fuck up one of the best ideas of 2011 It s 1996, and less than half of all American high school students have ever used the Internet.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.How do you fuck up an epic idea l [...]


  2. Like youth, it would see, time travel is wasted on the young How else to explain the idiotic uses the teenage simpletons in The Future of Us find for the gift of a glimpse into the future 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 to s [...]


  3. The hypocrisy in this book is absolutely immeasurable Emma dates guys based on how hot she thinks they are, or how good their hair looks She does not care a single ounce, nor even LIKE the guys she dates She simply dates them so she can have a boyfriend and doesn t once consider their feelings Does her bff Kellen condone her for this No Does Kellen even acknowledge this No And yet when Josh agrees to ONE date with Sydney, Kellen is all on his butt telling him he s a jerk for accepting when he do [...]


  4. What a great combination Carolyn Mackler and Jay Asher make when it comes to delivering a highly entertaining and heartfelt story This was pure awesome, and I hope these two authors continue to combine their magic with great stories and fun loving characters Well done 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 interesting sit [...]


  5. Emma and Josh get their first AOL disc in 1996, and once they log on, they are somehow able to login to Facebook They can see their future on their Facebook pages and change the future simply by changing small things they do in their current lives 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 ground [...]


  6. Logging on to your future Facebook account, 15 years ago Now that would have been interesting This is what happens to Josh and Emma after Emma gets her first computer in 1996.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 90s detail, but they worked to dig up old memories It s not a deep, emotional read like Asher s Thirteen Reasons Why, this is [...]


  7. The Future of Us was a big disappointment Did this really come from the same, insightful writer of Thirteen Reasons Why I haven t read anything by the woman he co wrote it with, so I m going to blame her for creating such a boy obsessed, annoying, female protagonist The male character isn t much better, but he likes the future that s been mapped out for him, so his shallowness doesn t shine through as clearly He makes smarter choices throughout the book Although, he can still be accused of think [...]


  8. So let me get this straight It s the mid 90s, and you discover a magical AOL cd that gives you a version of the internet 15 years into the future You are introduced to this frightening social website called Facebook, in which people overshare details about their life So of course, the first thing you do is see who you re married to, because without the validation of a guy, you re no one No checking if your grandparents are still alive No checking if 9 11 happened No checking if you have a career [...]


  9. As we wrap up the year, I wanted one of the last books I read to be one of the books that s been on my TBR the longest, so I finally got around to reading this one I thought the premise sounded intriguing finding your Facebook account 15 years in the future and seeing what your future looks like, but I couldn t connect with any of the characters, which sometimes happens when I read YA since I m not the target audience I will say that the book was easy to read and interesting enough to hold my at [...]


  10. I really liked the premise of this book 1996 Emma and Josh, two best friends going through a tough stage in their friendship An AOL CD Mysterious Facebook account that gives Emma and Josh glimpses into their futuresThis story was right up my alley I love stories that deal with alternate paths of their future based on seemingly small decisions I think delivered a powerful message in a unique and interesting way view spoiler You can miss out on life by constantly looking to the future instead of l [...]


  11. It s taken me awhile to get this review up because I needed to think about some of the awesome things that happened in this book I think it s one of the realistic portrayals of teens that I ve seen even if these teens live in 1996 A lot of YA books I ve read lately create situations where teens have to grow up too soon books like Divergent, The Hunger Games, even Kieran Scott s She s So Dead to Us series look at teens in complex, life or death situations that force teens to make adult choices J [...]


  12. I was really excited to receive an early copy of this book because it s is going to be a movie and also because it has one of the most interesting premise premises of all the upcoming 2011 books I am so glad it did not disappoint 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, discm [...]


  13. My review can also be found on my blog Collectionsis bookwascute Okay, I know that was cheesy, but whatever hahaI 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 as a little sel [...]


  14. actual rating 3.5I loved the 90s vibes in this book 3 it s 1996 Josh and Emma have been friends for ages when one day he brings her a CR ROM that has Facebook on it after she downloads it and logs in, it s her Facebook account 15 years into the future It was a cute short read, I liked how they were shocked by the things we have now lol, the black president, Ellen DeGeneres wasn t known being gay yet xD, cellphones weren t a major thing, and there were no smart phones and the way they used to con [...]


  15. Popsugar Reading Challenge 2017 A book set in the decade you were born 5 40 This book did not feed my 90 s nostalgia as I hoped it would Besides some very generic cultural references which served to assure the reader that, indeed, the events are happening in the 90 s, there wasn t much effort to create some sort of 90 s atmosphere However, the whole time travel via internet premise is awesome, and the execution wasn t too bad The novel does get its message across, both in relation to how even sm [...]


  16. The description is one of the most intriguing ones I ve ever read and since I ve already read 13 Reasons Why and loved it I was hoping I would end up loving this book as well But honestly The Future of Us was a let down.Get ready for a pretty negative review with lot s of spoilers view spoiler I have a problem with one of the protagonists, Emma I find that Emma is one of the most shallow characters I ve ever read about simply because her thoughts revolve around guys, 24 7 Which guy is hot, which [...]


  17. A funny time capsule of a book, already dated before it s even officially released The authors are certainly aware of the time sensitive nature of the project, so they don t even make an attempt at timelessness or at not setting it in any particular timeframe This is good, but I think that even in five years some of it will simply not make sense to young readers Facebook and the internet are going to change that much.The 1996 setting is overdone in places, with too many cultural references I str [...]


  18. First of all this book has dual POV which is awesome Books written this way give us the 2 sides of the story We get to know better not only one but both of the main characters which in this book are Josh and Emma who are best friends ever since So the setting is set in 1996 where people are starting to use the internet One day, Josh handed an AOL CD to Emma who just recently received a computer from her dad Emma installed the CD and finds herself logged in to a FACEBOOK page 15 years in the futu [...]


  19. I didn t like The Future of Us PLAIN.The Future of Us was a flop for me I thought the Facebook theme would evolve into something meaningful than it actually is, but it did not The writing was unimpressive the female lead was irritating the love story is kinda all over the place I hope you are not pining for The Future of Us because it is not worth waiting for.Emma is obnoxious to Josh She s selfish and self centered I could not find a single thing to like about her Although she did learned with [...]


  20. I ve been reading a lot of Serious Books recently, between adult thrillers and YA books dealing with mental health issues and abusive relationships And as a result, I ve been feeling a little burnt out and in dire need of something fluffy So when I picked this up at about 6pm and found that it was exactly what I d been wanting, I sped through the entire thing cover to cover in the space of three hours while watching season 2 of The X Files for that real 1996 feeling.The gist of this book is that [...]


  21. The narrators of the novel are 16 year olds, Emma and Josh, who live next door to each other and have been best friends for as long as they can remember One day Emma is given a computer and an AOL CD Rom with 100 free hours on it Emma goes online and finds her Facebook page from 15 years into the future This novel was a nostalgia trip back to 1996 for me when the Internet was brand spanking new and we all had to connect to it with painfully slow and incredibly noisy dial up, when we all listened [...]


  22. I m recalling some pretty interesting funny things care of my family The nineties as history There was my brother and his love for Wayne s World, and low slung jeans puffy sweaters My sister and her love of the group soul ballad Boyz 2 Men, it mentions, but my sister was all about All Saints And later still there was her fondness for the Backstreet Boys and their Quit Playing with what s it I, on the other hand, had Captain Planet and Gem to focus on wait, it will come back to you So in 1996 all [...]


  23. 4,5 stars 3I want to start with honest note, so I must say that I took this book from library without much curiosity Just people in Lithuania keep talking about it, so I thought why not Even if most of the time I feel disappointed of the book that I have chosen because of other people talks To my surprise, this time was way different.The story style I couldn t say that I was left mind blowed Don t get me wrong, I enjoyed the story a lot However, I wanted something behind Facebook I understand th [...]



  24. If there was a device or a program that would let you give a preview of what your life would be 15 years from now, would you try it out 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 [...]


  25. This was a cute story The book s a little simplistic the 16 point font didn t help , nothing groundbreaking or amazing, but it was still enjoyable I d recommend it not only for teenagers but for those who were teenagers in the mid 90s It was fun to go back and realize how different life was, how much we take for granted now Getting off the Internet to use the phone, waiting for film to the develop, trips to the video store Good times Good times.My main issue with the book was I struggled liking [...]


  26. Fun, fun, fun Cute, cute, cute The Future of Us has a really neat time travel concept that people should get a real kick out of, specially if you have facebook This was pretty creative and so much fun that I lost myself completely, reading this in just a span of a few hours Unputdownable.Josh and Emma are so adorable Life long friends who drifted apart since one wanted then the other, but when Emma gets her first computer and Josh brings over AOL things are put into motion that neither of them [...]


  27. What would you do if you had your future at your fingertips What would you have done if you stumbled upon Facebook 8 years before it was invented and you saw how your living in the future 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 having for d [...]


  28. Der Schreibstil und die Protagonisten haben mir super gut gefallen, es war ein sch nes Jugendbuch mit tollen nostalgischen Momenten Leider war ich nicht ganz zufrieden, was das Ende anbelangt, ich habe noch so viele Fragen und es war mir etwas zu simpel Da mir aber der Gro teil des Buches super gut gefallen hat, gibt es noch knappe 4 Sterne.


  29. Een boek met een cool concept, maar de uitwerking ervan had misschien wat spectaculairder gekund Mijn recensie over dit boek kan je hier lezen nerdygeekyfanboy recensie


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