The Future of Us
Publication Date: November 21, 2011
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Josh and Emma are about to discover themselves--fifteen years in the future
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.
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.
Carolyn Mackler is the author of the award-winning teen novels The Earth, My Butt and Other Big Round Things (a Michael L. Printz Honor Book), Vegan Virgin Valentine, Love and Other Four-Letter Words, and Guyaholic. She lives in New York City with her husband and young son.