Ok, so on Saturday, I took a lovely trip to Barnes and Noble, and I got two books The Future of Us and Happyface.
Yesterday, I finished The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler. This book is about two teenage high schoolers, Emma and Josh.
The book is set in 1996, when the internet just was public. The book starts with Josh bringing Emma a disc to get an AOL email. But when Emma creates her email, then looks in her favorite places links, before she had been on, there was already a link there. The link was to something call "Facebook" The problem is, Facebook isn't invented for 15 years. Then over the course of a week, Josh and Emma watch their future Facebook pages change, as they do little things in the now, that they probably wouldn't have if they hadn't seen the page.
I hate to say it, but I'm going to be very judgmental about this book...
First of all, the idea is amazing, its like a "who wooda thought?" moment. Also, the writing style is very good. I didn't have any problems with "saids" :)
I really was disappointed though with the ending, in some ways. The actual ending wasn't bad, I just wish they gave us more... I wish they would have shown the Facebook pages of Josh and Emma at the end. The ending didn't feel like an end, maybe the end of of a chapter, but not and ending.
Now I'm reading Happyface which is totally amazing! :)