The Future of Us

by Jay Asher and Carolyn Macker

The Future of Us

Published: 2011 Razorbill

Pages: Hardcover 356

Stand Alone

Source: Library


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.


1990’s that means no FACEBOOK! There’s about 1.11 billion people ACTIVELY using Facebook including me and most likely you. That’s approximately 15% of the world’s population. Alright so Emma and Josh have been best friends for like forever! Until fate changes it. Josh gets a free AOL CD (American Online Internet CD). He let’s Emma install it to her computer. Except when they get on Facebook opens, except there is no Facebook at the time. Try imagining what you would look like in 15 years. So they saw their future, except the future can change depending on the actions we take. You can choose to go to one college or another. You can move to one city or another. So everything that Emma and Josh do, can change their future.

What if you knew your future?

Emma forgets that everything she does not only affects her but also changes something about someone else. So many things they don’t understand. like texting. Suddenly they realize they’ve unraveled something different and maybe dangerous.

This book was very suspenseful, as you see decisions Emma and Josh make. What breaks and makes a friendship. Sometimes so much knowledge isn’t that exciting when you actually have it.

Answer this: What if you could see your future?

I definitely recommend this book. It really had the plot I was looking for.

I rate it 8.75/10

Try it out I loved it! Even if you like tragedies or mysteries. (Kaitlyn)

~Lillian <3


2 thoughts on “The Future of Us

  1. I would change my future to the way I liked it but that could affect someone else. Also could you do a review on Paranormalcy, Supernaturally, and Endlessly? It’s a different genre to me and I want to ask what you thought of it, I know there’s 3 books, but could you do a post for the trilogy?

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