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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (16,699 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jay Asher, Carolyn Mackler Narrator: Steven Kaplan, Mary Ellen Cravens Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2011 ISBN: 9781101538371
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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. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The real value of The Future of Us may lie less in its plot than in the rich crop of questions it will raise in teenage readers.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “A tremendously likable, soul-searching romantic comedy and a subtle reminder to occasionally unplug and live in the moment.”

    School Library Journal

  • “This honest, remarkable book offers a fictional situation realistically.”

    VOYA

  • A 2011 Publishers Weekly Best Book: Children's Fiction
  • Selected for the Winter 2012 Kids' Indie Next List

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathleen | 2/7/2014

    " I liked how you could see what happened from both characters perspectives. I also liked how it showed things that happened in the future (our time - 2012ish) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marissa | 2/6/2014

    " I liked it. Though it did not deserve that last star in my opinion. I love how it started out quickly.How they had already discovered the Facebook page on like chapter 3.I hate when books go through the character's background stories at the beginning and you have the hardest time starting the book. This wasn't one of those books. I really enjoyed it. I had no hard time getting through the novel. A little drag and repetitiveness in the middle but not too bad. The most predictable ending but I think its still worth the read. Also I wouldn't buy this book this is one of those books you should check out of the library or barrow from a friend. Only buy books if you will read again or if your rich and like to show off a collection of books you like to read :) I am new to this site so if your in to Young Adult books. I will read any genre as long as there is romance(my guilty pleasure). I love action,fantasy,paranormal, and even like Henry the 8th era books.So add me as a friend and I hope you liked my review. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joy (Thoughts of Joy) | 2/1/2014

    " You can read my thoughts here. (3.5/5) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Allissa | 1/18/2014

    " The premise of the book was promising but it wasn't as well executed as I had hoped. I wished I loved either Emma or Josh and I wanted Facebook to impact them in a way that was more than who Emma was going to marry. I wasn't thrilled with the way the whole Facebook conflict was resolved - it didn't help to convince me that Emma had changed. I didn't even like the love plot between Emma and Josh :( "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Craig | 1/18/2014

    " Honestly don't even know why I bothered. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Calumbiran Arianne Jeanel ☮ | 1/16/2014

    " It's one of the best book for teenagers to read. Seriously. There's a whole lot to it than just the girl and the boy falling in love. it's kind of... mind boggling and... awesome \m/ "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimberly | 1/10/2014

    " I liked it, the love story is cute. The idea of finding yourself on Fb before it exists really intrigued me, for a teen read-this book didn't disappoint. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Inah | 12/30/2013

    " What would you do if you find out your future? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carolina | 12/22/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book! I liked it a lot! Loved that both Josh and Emma narrated what was happening. Recommended. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emma Louise | 11/2/2013

    " I thought it was good. Not great, just good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Haley | 9/15/2013

    " Greatbook! I wanted to finish in one sitting!!!!!!!!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natalee | 7/22/2013

    " Great book! I read this in one sitting. It is definitely one I want for my classroom. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ryan Hunter | 6/7/2013

    " Not at all what I expected but an enjoyable book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nikki | 2/26/2013

    " this book was great, I loved it :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 MiauMiauMiau | 1/11/2013

    " Josh ging mir so auf die Nerven... war froh, als es zu Ende war. Nur Emma war recht interessant. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sam | 3/22/2012

    " Loved this book! An amazing book that I loved and couldn't keep my eyes off!!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne Hussey | 3/17/2012

    " For my high school mother daughter book group, the story of allowing the journey to unfold & learning not to obsess about the future. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 12/8/2011

    " I'm not sure how much teenagers today will understand the 90s references unless they are very aware of 90s pop culture. That said, this book brought back a lot of nostalgia, and I could hardly put it down. Loved the characters and enjoyed the plot. "

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About the Author
Author Jay Asher

Jay Asher is the author of the young adult novels, including What Light, The Future of Us, and Thirteen Reasons Why. Thirteen Reasons Why, his first novel, spent sixty-five week on the New York Times children’s hardcover bestseller list.

About the Narrators

Steven Kaplan is an actor and classical and jazz trained pianist. Among his many film, television, and theater credits are The Reluctant Professor, Smash, Law & Order, Lost in Yonkers, and Book Club. In addition to acting, he is also an occasional audiobook reader for Penguin and HarperCollins. Steven is a graduate of the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU.

Mary Ellen Cravens is an actress best known for her roles in Max Payne 3, Pitch, and The Sopranos.