The future of us /

by Asher, Jay; Mackler, Carolyn.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Razorbill, c2011Description: 356 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781595144911 :; 1595144919.Title notes: $18.99 1-2012 (db)Subject(s): High schools -- Fiction | Friendship -- Fiction | Internet -- Fiction | High schools -- Fiction | Friendship -- Fiction | Internet -- Fiction | Young adult fictionSummary: 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 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.
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Josh and Emma are about to discover themselves--fifteen years in the future<br> <br> 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 everything changed. Things have been awkward ever since, but when Josh's family gets a free AOL CD-ROM 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 Facebook . . . but Facebook hasn't been invented yet. Josh and Emma are looking at themselves fifteen years in the future.<br> <br> Their spouses, careers, homes, and status updates--it's all there. And every time they refresh their pages, their futures change. As they grapple with the ups and downs of what their lives hold, they're forced to confront what they're doing right--and wrong--in the present.

$18.99 1-2012 (db)

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 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.

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Horn Book Review

It's 1996: think Discmans, Green Day, new episodes of Seinfeld, and America Online CD-ROMs. When Emma Nelson loads an AOL disk into her computer, she's surprised to see something called "Facebook" pop up. After some investigation, Emma and her best friend, Josh, discover that Facebook allows them to see what happens to them -- and their friends and family -- fifteen years in the future. According to their profiles, Emma is married, apparently unhappily, and Josh is married to a gorgeous classmate, with two kids and a lakefront house. But their futures are fragile, and easily changed. After Emma locates and calls her future husband, she logs on to find that she's now married to someone else; after Emma and Josh fight, Josh disappears from Emma's "friend" list. Though the cultural references can be quite heavy-handed, the story is carefully constructed and works on many levels: an identity quest, a romance, a commentary on 2011 culture ("Why would anyone say this stuff about themselves on the Internet?" Josh asks. "It's crazy!"). Emma and Josh's alternating narration keeps the plot moving, and their incredulous reactions to status updates about blogs, Netflix, and smartphones are sure to make technology-saturated readers chuckle. rachel l. smith From HORN BOOK, Copyright The Horn Book, used with permission.

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