Monday, March 31, 2014

Book Review: The Here and Now by Ann Brashares

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I knoe the teens say they don't need Easter baskets anymore,
but you know you still want to get them something!

How about a great new YA book, 
that is great for both of you to read and discuss?

Releasing next week, I've got a great selection for you,
that is sure to be the talked about book for Spring:

The Here and Now cover

Follow the rules. Remember what happened. Never fall in love.

This is the story of seventeen-year-old Prenna James, who immigrated to New York when she was twelve. Except Prenna didn’t come from a different country. She came from a different time—a future where a mosquito-borne illness has mutated into a pandemic, killing millions and leaving the world in ruins. 

Prenna and the others who escaped to the present day must follow a strict set of rules: never reveal where they’re from, never interfere with history, and never, ever be intimate with anyone outside their community. Prenna does as she’s told, believing she can help prevent the plague that will one day ravage the earth. 

But everything changes when Prenna falls for Ethan Jarves. 


Your teens, and you, will know the author from her best selling book, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants . This book also deals with common aspects of teenagehood and parenting, but with a twist. Sge gives us a look into the future, and it isn't pretty. personally, I wasn't surprised that mosquitoes were part of the problem- I'm guessing Ann saw the size of the mosquitoes last year and new they'd be huge this year- LOL. 

Once I started reading this book, I literally could NOT put it down! The pace is thrilling and keeps the read glued to the pages to see what will happen to Prenna, as she bends and flaunts the rules. Will she and Ethan have a future together? Will there be a different future, can they keep the plaque from happening? Ann gives us an ending that is both realistic and sigh stirring. Both you and your teen will love it, as much as I did!

About the Author:

Ann Brashares is the bestselling author of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Second Summer of the Sisterhood, Girls in Pants, Forever in Blue, The Last Summer (of You and Me), and My Name is Memory.

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