Thursday, July 24, 2014

Staff Pick - The Here and Now by Ann Brashares

The Here and Now by Ann Brashares

Looking for a great read and cannot find one in the adult section, try young adult. This book could surely pass as adult fiction with its rich writing and plot structure.

Truthfully, I put this book on hold from the new items list on the Discover Catalogue. Though, if I had actually laid eyes on the cover, I would have picked it up!

Most popularly recognized for The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series, I fell in love with Brashares' writing through My Name is Memory. I absolutely loved the story and characters and have been keeping an eye on Brashares publishing ever since.

“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" publisher

The Here and Now, a work of science fiction, brings you into a world of rules, secrets, deceit, and lies, lies, lies. The main character, seventeen-year-old Prenna James, comes from the future filled with death and decay. Others came too and formed a 'community', and to fight for a better life and a way to help prevent this world from crumbling. Or so Prenna has been told. Along with this rule, the rule to never, ever fall in love with someone outside her community is imprinted into her way of life.

This is okay, until she meets Ethan Jarves. And little do they know, they have met before, and together, will make this world a little better...maybe.

Other titles from Ann Brashares:

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series

The Last Summer (of you and me)

My Name is Memory

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