The Here and Now

10 Apr

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The Here and Now

Ann Brashares


A dystopian novel that set in the present time?  I have been addicted to dystopian voles, like most everyone else, but this one is different.  Prenna (what a cool name) is your typical 17 year old, except that she’s not.  She falls in love with Ethan, but she not permitted to do that.  It isn’t because her family won’t allow it, it’s because her society won’t allow it.  Prenna is from the future, a survivor of a pandemic who is chosen, in spite of her asthma, to time travel back to 2012.  The goal of the time travelers is to save the world, the future world, that is.


Prenna and Ethan are star-crossed lovers.  I found myself cheering for them, encouraging them and desperately wanting them to end up together.  I want them to find a way to make it work in spite of the obstacles and societal objections.  Because time travel is complicated, one wrong move can wipe out your own existence.  We’ve all seen Back to the Future.  We know how it works.  And yet, in spite of knowing this, I needed it to work out.  I wanted Prenna to fix the future and the present too.  That’s a pretty big order, but I knew that if any author had the skill and gift to make it happen, it was Anna Brashares.


I LOVED this book and was sorry when it ended.  This is one of the few books that gave me a book hangover. It’s been a couple of weeks since I read the book and I still think about Prenna and Ethan.


Give this book a read.  It’s not too long so it won’t take you forever to get through it.  If you’re like me and unable to put it down you won’t have to stay up half the night to finish.  One word of caution:  there is a minimal amount of sexuality but nothing graphic of blatant.  I would recommend this book to mature middle schoolers and all high school age + readers.


I received a free copy of this e-book from

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