Monday, February 13, 2012

The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler

The Future of Us

Author: Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler

Publisher: Razorbill

3½ out of 5 stars

Welcome!  You are now on the internet.  It’s your first time, and the year is 1996.  You can hear the soft, insistent whirring of the America Online CD-ROM as it spins in your CD tray.  A new message appears on your computer screen, and you can’t hide your excitement, as you hear, “You’ve got mail.”  The internet is the latest innovation, and you get to be one of the first to use it.  Your computer hums and crackles, and the vast possibilities of being online are just a click away.  But with one click of the mouse, what if your future were to change along with it? Click…