Monday, June 18, 2012

The Future of Us

"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."
Plot: The premise of this book, is genius and nostalgic. It begins right away and doesn't really lose steam until the ending. I think the plot fails, with the writing style of writing the story line in one week. Somethings happened to fast and unrealistically for a week and i felt it was a cop out to end the book, earlier then needed.

Characters: The main characters are Josh and Emma, the story told in both the perspectives and well, Emma is just an annoying and unhappy person and Josh really just doesn't have enough of a personality to be an interesting character.

Pros: Mildly entertaining, nostalgic, fun.

Cons: Timeline is unrealistic and would like a better ending.

Final Thoughts: When I began reading The Future of Us, the first few pages I was apprehensive, then I begin to getting deeply into and invested. So when Saturday comes and the book just ends and is tied up in this nice bow and everyone is happy. I can't help but be a little upset, cause I feel that I didn't get full closer. And maybe that is the point? that we shouldn't worry about the future? But, that isn't why I began reading this book! So So So Much potential and it fell short.

1 comment:

  1. I agree, Emma was so annoying and I didn't like the ending.