Book Review: The Future of Us by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler


Rating: ★★★★☆
Read: November 2015

Another book I’ve finished during the APEC week was The Future of Us. Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler’s combination came out pretty amazing. It was just a very light read, which is a perfect pause from the dark and crazy world of Mara Dyer.

Set in 1996, Emma gets a new computer from his dad and her best friend, Josh, who she hasn’t spoken with for a while comes over her house with a CD-ROM with 100 free hours on AOL and as it was installed they discovered that it comes with something called Facebook. As they surfed through this webpage, they suddenly found their 30-year-old selves’ own Facebook page. Yeah, you got that right. W T F.

The Future of Us was just unputdownable. It simply shows us that a simple ripple in the “now” can create big changes in the future. It also shows us how we cannot let the fear of the future affect how we live in the present.

And while I am not really sure that a lot of people would love this book as much as I did, this book is certainly recommended for everyone.


“I’ve always protected myself when it comes to love. And maybe that’s the problem. By not letting myself get hurt now, it ripples into much bigger pain later.”



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