The Here and Now review by kaiyle
The Here and Now
by Ann Brashares
Age Range - Mature Young Adult
Genre - Adventure

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Age at time of review - 19
Reviewer's Location - Brownsburg, Indiana, United States
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Prenna James is not your average 17-year-old girl. She’s from the future.  Prenna and several others from her time, travelled back to present day to escape a future where a blood plague carried by mosquitos is killing almost everyone.  Everyone in the Community has to follow a strict set of rules, the most important being not to tell anyone about who they are or where they come from.  But that’s really hard for Prenna to do, considering the fact that her friend Ethan already seems to know everything about her.  When Prenna is given the chance to alter the future and save millions of lives, will she be able to succeed without hurting all of those she loves?

Opinion: 

I had pretty high expectations for this book since it was written by Ann Brashares (the author of The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants) and unfortunately this book fell short of those expectations.  The beginning was pretty confusing because you don’t know all of the details about the time travelling and the main character talks about a bunch of stuff that doesn’t really make sense.  I also thought the story was going to have more romance in it.  It’s weird because the boy that Prenna falls for has really deep feelings for her already and then all of a sudden Prenna feels the same way, so there isn’t a lot of development of their feelings.  The book also talks a lot more about technology than I would have expected.  The book wasn’t necessarily bad, but I think it was too short (the book is only about 230 pages) to develop all the ideas that Brashares is trying to include.

Rating:
3
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