Book Review: The Here and Now by Ann Brashares

The Here and Now by Ann BrasharesTitle: The Here and Now
Author: Ann Brashares
Genre: Young Adult
Sensuality Rating: Unknown
Source: library
Published: April 8, 2014 by Delacorte Press

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.

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Reviewed by: Monica

Why I Read This Book: I've enjoyed the other books Ms. Brashares has written. I thought I would give this one a try too.

What I Didn't Like: I honestly couldn't get into it. The book had a unique premise and I loved the idea of time travel to save the world (as I am a major Doctor Who fan) but I really couldn't connect with the main characters and their world.

Overall Impression: Beautiful premise and great writing just not the story for me.

Monica’s Rating:

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