Hey, readers! I’ve got something special to share with you all thanks to Seventeen Magazine!
As a member of the Seventeen Social Club, I was lucky enough to receive an advance copy of Ann Brashares’ novel “The Here and Now.” Now that novel is on sale for anyone to buy it, I recommend going out to get it ASAP!
I was able to relax with the novel during my spring break and recently finished it. It was so hard to put down, that I wish all my school work didn’t get in the way. Luckily, thanks to Easter Break, I was able to finish the futuristic novel by “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” author.
Follow the rules. Remember what happened. Never fall in love.
Does that capture your attention yet? Good.
The 288 page novel is a romantic thriller about seventeen-year-old Prenna James. James immigrated to New York when she was only twelve-years-old; except, she didn’t come from a different country, she came from a different time. Prenna James came from the future – a future where a mosquito-borne illness mutated into a pandemic, killing millions of people and leaving the world in ruins.
Prenna, and the others who have escaped to present day must follow a strict set of rules: NEVER reveal where they are from, NEVER interfere with history, and NEVER be intimate with anyone outside their community.
Prenna follows all of these rules, believing she can help prevent the plague that will one day destroy the Earth.
However, everything changes when Prenna falls for Ethan Jarves.
This novel is completely different than “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants,” but still a must-read.
For more information on the novel, I recommend reading Seventeen’s interview with Ann Brashares here.