Sunday, 26 February 2012

The future of us : Book review (2?)

So , good news I have finished the Harry Potter series . ( 3rd time and counting ) and even more good news me and a select group of friends are going to the Harry Potter studio tours in London in June . Too say I am excited is prehaps an understatement . (SUPER.AMAZINGLY.FANATICLY.IN.LOVE.WITH.THE.KNOWLEDGE.THAT.IAM.GOING.TO THE.ACTUAL.SETS) *cough Now thats out of the way cough*
So yeah , In the abscence of the Harry Potter books I have preceeded to reading
The future of us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler .

I've just finished the book today . I was really excited to read it because it just seemed a really interetsing idea . Emma and Josh have been best friends ever since they were young . In 1996 hardly anyone owns a computer its a rare thing and when Emma's dad buys her a computer out of guilt for having a new family , Josh gives her an AOL (America online )cd that his family didn't want . When inserting the disk into her computer Emma discovers a little more then she bargained for Facebook.

Fifteen years in the future . Facebook has not even been invented yet .  So you could guess it came as a bit of a shock . Ecspecially when it shows you realationship status fifteen years in the future . Josh is married to the most popular girl in school . Emma is in an unhappy marriage . They both try desperately to  change their future or hold on to it . Then again has their future turned out the way they wanted it to be?

Ok , I'll start by saying that it is a good book . Not in my top 5 . Or my top 10 .Its very teeny . I doubt any thirty year old adult would enjoy this . Its fun and romantic . I guess its kind of a love story . It shines upon friendship and that basically nothing is going to happen the way you've planned it to happen , so you may aswell give up and live in the moment .Life is random and unpredictable.  Chill and go with the flow . The book also shows that its ok to let your guard down let other people in because thats how you fall in love . How you feel heartbreak .Thats how you live life .
All in all I would give it *** ( 3 stars )
It lacked something . I'm not quite sure what but for me it wasn't really STAND OUT !
Though it did point out the butterfly effect in more detail . That basically the small things we do today could have massive implications in our future .

Rhiannon x

No comments:

Post a Comment