It’s 1996 and Josh and Emma have been neighbors all their lives. They’ve also been best friends almost as long, up until November when something that Josh did changed everything. Things have been awkward ever since, but when Josh’s family receives an AOL CD-ROM in the mail, his mom makes him bring it over to Emma’s so that she can try it out on her new computer. When they sign on, they’re automatically logged onto Facebook… except Facebook hasn’t been invented yet. Josh and Emma are looking at profiles of themselves 15 years in the future – their spouses, careers, homes and status updates – it’s all there. Except their futures aren’t what they expected them to be. And every time they refresh their pages their futures change again. As they grapple with the knowledge that they have their forced to confront what their doing right – and wrong – in the present.
The minute I heard of this book I knew that I had to read it. It’s such an interesting concept. I mean, think back to yourself when it was 1996 and the internet was just starting to get big. Could you imagine what would happen if you logged into AOL and found your Facebook self and got to see your future? I know that I am nothing like what I thought I was going to be when it was 1996.
This book poses some really great questions. If you knew what your future held, would you do things differently in your present to make things better? Or would you keep doing what your doing? Would you worry how the ripples you cause are going to change other people’s lives?
Although this is technically YA Fiction, I’d highly recommend it to anyone. It was an interesting and fun read that I could help devouring.
P.S. The winner of the Happy Button CO. giveaway is Kallay of Kallaydoscope! Kallay shoot me an email!