Good Reads Summary
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.
I’m recalling some pretty
So to the book, I thought the concept quirky if not as well executed as the one in READY PLAYER ONE (Read that one now). Common element? Warm and fuzzy moments of 'remember when?' Emma gets a PC and logs on to the facebook... fifteen years in the future! My First thought: isn't there a danger of it becoming dated? Right now, it’s quirky reading how someone in the past reads something so commonly occurring. But give it a few years, and THE FUTURE OF US will likely read odd. But that’s the point, right?
That aside, the people in the story are nothing new. I enjoyed Josh more than I did Emma. For one, she could be so insensitive and self involved. Josh on the other hand is pretty ordinary. Their reactions to the same thing emphasized these aspects of them. I’d have loved to see more of Tyson, especially how easy and jokey he could be.
So, they have a history and when one screwed up and so did the other; there’s really not that much to it. 1996 as history and facebook as the future are about all that’s different here.
So moving on.