The Future of Us
Cool Famous Authors Write Together
If you’ve read Thirteen Reasons Why and are a Jay Asher fan, you’ll want to read The Future of Us, a novel he wrote with Carolyn Mackler. You’re probably already familiar with Carolyn Mackler too, who has written a bunch of books: The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big, Round Things, Vegan Virgin Valentine, Love and Other Four-Letter Words, and Tangled.
Flashback to the ‘90s
Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler take us back to the late 1990s, when Wayne’s World had just come out, when having a cell phone was a luxury, when having an AOL account was coveted, and, of course, before Facebook existed (remember, Facebook started in 2004).
Read My Palm…with Facebook
The story is a fun “What if?” adventure—what if you could use Facebook to see your future? Imagine you can see your status updates, photos, and relationship status 15 years from now. Would it blow your mind to find out you marry the most gorgeous girl in school? What if you end up living in England as a marine biologist? But worse: what if your future sucks? Can you change the way you do things now to steer your future in another, more awesome direction?
Here's a book trailer that runs down the story for you:
And here's an interview with author Jay Asher from Novel Novice.
Karen Choy is the youth services librarian in Half Moon Bay. She watched her VHS copy of Wayne’s World a million times as a teen and was on a BBS (bulletin board system--kind of like a stone age Facebook) in the '90s.