The Here and Now by Ann Brashares
For some reason when I see the name Ann Brashares, I know that I have read and liked her but I can never remember what she has written. So, when I had the opportunity to read the new book by Ann Brashares, I jumped on it.
Ann Brashares is the author of the popular Sisterhood of the Traveling Pant series (four books in series and two other books with the characters that take place later in time.). Two of the books have been made into movies.
Ann Brashares has a new book coming out April 8th. The new book, The Here and Now, is classified as a Young Adult book (ages 12 and up). It is the story of a boy and girl who fall in love. There would not be a story if there wasn’t an element of tension. The tension in this story comes from the fact that our heroine (Prenna) has time traveled back from the future with her community to live at a time when the Earth was not disease infested. The community rules forbid making friends with people outside the community. She feels a very strong pull toward Ethan, who she meets in school and is not part of the community. She doesn’t understand the attraction but she tries to stay away from him.
I enjoyed the story. It is a quick read and there are some elements that are surprising. There is an underlying lesson about the way that we use/abuse the earth but it is not a heavy handedly discussed. Overall, I would recommend this book as a light read. Great for beach type reading.
I was given a copy of this book to review by the publisher. That is why I am reviewing it prior to the publication date.
UPDATE FROM ENTITLE
If you recall, last week I talked about book subscription services. When I talked about Entitle, I wondered whether the books were kept in the cloud our just on your device. Well, I received a very nice response from Entitle that the books are kept in the cloud. They have over 125,000 books in their catalog. At this point, I am flooded in books to read but I would really consider this service if I looking at a service.
New Site for Reduced Price or Free Books
We know that I love a reduced price book. I really love a FREE book. I have talked before about www.bookperks where you get a daily email with book specials. Now, I have discovered www.bookbub.com which lists reduced price and free books. Yes, I looked at it yesterday and downloaded THREE free books. It is a good thing these are eBooks. Otherwise I would probably be found buried in a stack of books.
Happy Pi (3.14) Day!
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