Hardcover: 356 pagesMy Review:
Series or Stand Alone: Stand Alone
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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 Future of Us is completely different from anything I've ever read. This was my first taste of anything even remotely like time-travel and I loved it. My favorite part was definitely the descriptions of the AOL start-up. While I wasn't as old as Josh and Emma were in the nineties, I still remember the noise it made as it was loading, and crossing my fingers to hear the "You've got mail." But more importantly, I totally enjoyed the story. When Emma started experimenting to see how much a little change today would change her life in fifteen years, it was priceless. She soon realized however, that playing with her future may not have been such a great idea, and she actually started to listen to Josh, her voice of reason... she just had to hope that it wasn't too late.
Also, I just have to say that I love Josh and I love Emma, and I can't believe that Emma would ever even consider not being with Josh. The Future of Us definitely needs to go into your TBR pile... ASAP.