BOOK REVIEW : THE FUTURE OF US by JAY ASHER


WHAT IF YOU COULD SEE HOW YOUR LIFE WILL UNFOLD – JUST BY CLICKING A BUTTON? 

GOODREADS: ” 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 ”

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So the story unfolds when two people are living their daily lives and check their futures by logging onto facebook. Any decision they make now will have ripples of effect in the future.
No, I did not enjoy this book. It’s such a waste of time just like what light. There was no highlight, no twists and turns. All the chapters did not lead to anything epic or life changing. A book is supposed to transport you but this only made me stay in a chair and doze off.
I know Asher was the one behind the popular TV show 13 reasons why but it’s sad to say that I don’t think i’ll be reading any Jay Asher books in the future. ​

BOOK REVIEW : WHAT LIGHT by JAY ASHER


GOODREADS: Sierra’s family runs a Christmas tree farm in Oregon—it’s a bucolic setting for a girl to grow up in, except that every year, they pack up and move to California to set up their Christmas tree lot for the season. So Sierra lives two lives: her life in Oregon and her life at Christmas. And leaving one always means missing the other.

Until this particular Christmas, when Sierra meets Caleb, and one life eclipses the other.

By reputation, Caleb is not your perfect guy: years ago, he made an enormous mistake and has been paying for it ever since. But Sierra sees beyond Caleb’s past and becomes determined to help him find forgiveness and, maybe, redemption. As disapproval, misconceptions, and suspicions swirl around them, Caleb and Sierra discover the one thing that transcends all else: true love.

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I don’t find the book that interesting. This is also the reason why it took me about a week to finish a relatively short novel. It’s okay, not great.. not extremely bad but leaning towards boring. There was no peak or highlight. It didn’t make me fall in love with the characters nor giggly with their love story either.

If I’m asked whether if I’ll recommend it? No.