BookFlix Friday (8) – The Future Of Us

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BookFlix Friday is a meme started by David Etkin of {Eat the Book} where we post book trailers that we plan to share with our students to get them reading.

The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler

The Future of Us

It’s 1996, and Josh and Emma have been neighbors their whole lives. They’ve been best friends almost as long – at least, up until last November, when Josh did something that changed everything. Things have been weird between them ever since, but when Josh’s family gets a free AOL CD in the mail,his mom makes him bring it over so that Emma can install it on her new computer. When they sign on, they’re automatically logged onto their Facebook pages. But Facebook hasn’t been invented yet. And they’re looking at themselves fifteen years in the future.

By refreshing their pages, they learn that making different decisions now will affect the outcome of their lives later. And as they grapple with the ups and downs of what their futures hold, they’re forced to confront what they’re doing right – and wrong – in the present. (Goodreads summary)

Book Trailer

My Thoughts


I loved this book, and I adore the book trailer. It gives such a quick, perfect preview of the book. My students were amazing that “that noise” was the sound of the computer connecting to the internet. It’s next to impossible for them to imagine a world without facebook! They absolutely love the idea of being able to see their “facebook future” as they put it. If you haven’t shared this trailer with your students, it is destined to get this book the shelf and into a reader’s hands.

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