This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
The Future Of Us
by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler
Summary: (from GoodReads)
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 an America Online CD-ROM.
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.
The idea behind this book intrigues me. I didn't get to use the internet until 1997, but the general timeline of this book means these characters are teens around the time that I was. I spent a lot of time becoming well acquainted with the 'net during my teen years and feel it had a big influence, so seeing what it will do to their future should be interesting. I'm also very fond of books about time travel or time manipulation / alteration so that is another huge plus.
On a more personal note... My grandather passed away in 1996 (the year the story takes place), on November 22nd (the date of publication), which is fifteen years ago (the time span that the characters in the story see themselves from the future). Coincidence? Maybe. But I'm just the slightest bit superstitious and I'll take that as a sign I'm suppose to read this. Why not? I want to read it anyway.
So, what's your pick this week? Anyone else excited about The Future Of Us? Feel free to leave a comment and thanks for visiting my blog. :)