Image of The Here and Now

THE HERE AND NOW

Image of The Here and Now
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In her first book for young adults since The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series, Brashares has imagined an awful future that’s plausible enough to be terrifying. Brashares’ era-hopping race against time is fast paced and heady, with each chapter leading seamlessly to the next. This is a single-sitting read, perfect for fans of Brashares’ earlier work, as well as Veronica Roth’s Divergent.

Prenna doesn’t really belong in the small Westchester town she’s landed in. She’s a refugee from a plague-torn future; most of her life has been a battle against disease, starvation and ruin. Prenna and her mother are two of the lucky ones — they’ve managed to travel back in time with a small contingent of survivors, hoping to change the course of history. To keep the life they’ve fought for, there’s one thing Prenna must never do: fall in love. (DELACORTE, Apr., 256 pp., $18.99, ISBN: 9780385736800, HC, 12 & Up)

Reviewed by: 
Ellen Parsons