Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Book Review: "The Here and Now" by Ann Brashares
I chose to read The Here and Now (Random House Children's) by Ann Brashares simply because she wrote the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series and I LOVED those books. Now don't expect the same, the premise of these novels are VERY different. The Here and Now is a futuristic novel that takes place presently? I know a little confusing. The premise is a group of people from the future, time travel back to the present to save themselves, and hopefully the future as well. I had never read a book like this, but decided to give it a chance, because like I said SISTERHOOD! I had read some reviews on this before I started reading, which gave me some trepidation. There were some REALLY bad ones. And I don't understand, because although this is really meant for teenagers, I kind of enjoyed it. I wanted to find out what happened! Brashares idea (I think) was to write a novel of warning about what we are doing to the Earth and the consequences it means for the future. A warning to change that while we still can. Not quite sure she accomplished that (maybe she did, because I did get it). While I wouldn't recommend this to EVERYONE there are some specific people I know that would eat it up and I will tell them to read it. Not necessarily for lovers of The Traveling Pants but definitely for teenage girls who are sort of into dystopian novels right now.
Publication date: April 8, 2014
This book was provided for review by NetGalley