Book Review: "The Future of Us"
Published on Monday, February 13, 2012 - 1:31pm
The main characters, Emma and Josh, awkwardly wind their way through exaggerated social situations, high school crushes and other familiar clichés only to find out that--well, you find out what they discover. Think about Jerry and Elaine, Ross and Rachel, Barney and Robin and the main characters from every other sitcom you have ever seen.
The book has its upsides. Older readers will enjoy the subtle, “90's kids” allusions. Younger people, (Generation-Z, maybe?), will relate to the universality of teenage parties, friend-zones and jealous envies that make up the majority of high school life.
In all, Asher and Mackler have written an entertaining book that could have easily been titledThe Butterfly Effect for Teens.