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The Here And Now

by Ann Brashares

Random House Children's Books | April 8, 2014 | Hardcover

The Here And Now is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2.
An unforgettable epic romantic thriller about a girl from the future who might be able to save the world . . . if she lets go of the one thing she’s found to hold on to.

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. 

From Ann Brashares, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series, The Here and Now is thrilling, exhilarating, haunting, and heartbreaking--and a must-read novel of the year.

"This gripping story is set in a world unlike any other and inhabited by beautifully imagined characters that stay with you long after the last page. As always, Brashares expertly captures the wonder of love’s enduring power.” – Sara Shepard, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Pretty Little Liars

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 256 pages, 9.5 × 6.5 × 0.93 in

Published: April 8, 2014

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0385736800

ISBN - 13: 9780385736800

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A quick and intriguing story I liked this book, it was enjoyable and it was easy to read. The story didn't only focused on the romance between the two main characters, Prenna and Ethan, it also talks about the stories time traveling aspect and troubles about being from the future and living in the past. I haven't read anything like this before and that can be because I haven't picked up many sci-fi books yet but I really enjoyed this book. It was what I needed to read when I picked it up and thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish.
Date published: 2014-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Story! Summary: On the outside Prenna seems like an ordinary teenager, but everything about her is a lie. Because when she immigrated to New York four years ago, it wasn’t from another place… it was from another time. And this secret must be kept at all costs. Ethan has always been the one person Prenna didn’t want to lie to, but it he might actually know more about her secrets than she does. Then when a mysterious stranger reveals that he also knows the truth and asks for her help, Prenna is forced to make a very difficult decision. Should she go against the rules that keep her loved ones safe and risk everything to possibly make things better? Or should she listen to her elders and not take a chance that could make things even worse? In a literal race against time, it turns out the truth holds all the power. Review: The Here and Now is a wonderful mix of mystery and science fiction, with a touch of romance, a dose of environmental awareness and a strong female protagonist all coming together to form a great story. Tales about time travel often involve space and a futuristic society. The Here and Now differs in that the story takes place entirely in our time, offering only references to the future. It’s also the first book concerning time travel that has described the future in a way I could imagine it. In Brashares’ future, mankind has continued to abuse the planet leaving no more viable resources until humans and animals are almost at the point of extinction. Even after I’d finished reading The Here and Now, I thought a lot about how entirely possible this outcome is for us if as the book says, we “don’t want to take any risks to fix the future, but just want to live out another day”. While I didn’t find there was a lot of deep character development throughout the story, Prenna and Ethan are well-written and believable characters who I was eager to follow on their adventure. The story is very plot driven, and kept me captivated as small details were revealed that slowly brought the bigger picture into focus. The conclusion isn’t exactly what I expected, but I loved it and felt it was a fitting end to a thought-provoking story. Verdict: Ann Brashares has delivered another amazing story that I didn’t want to put down! The Here and Now will leave readers thinking about the message long after they’ve finished the book.
Date published: 2014-03-12

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The Here And Now

by Ann Brashares

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 256 pages, 9.5 × 6.5 × 0.93 in

Published: April 8, 2014

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0385736800

ISBN - 13: 9780385736800

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An unforgettable epic romantic thriller about a girl from the future who might be able to save the world . . . if she lets go of the one thing she’s found to hold on to.

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. 

From Ann Brashares, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series, The Here and Now is thrilling, exhilarating, haunting, and heartbreaking--and a must-read novel of the year.

"This gripping story is set in a world unlike any other and inhabited by beautifully imagined characters that stay with you long after the last page. As always, Brashares expertly captures the wonder of love’s enduring power.” – Sara Shepard, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Pretty Little Liars

About the Author

Ann Brashares is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series, 3 Willows, The Last Summer (of You & Me), and My Name Is Memory. She lives in New York City with her husband and their four children. 

Editorial Reviews

"[A]n appealing romantic thriller, ‘The Here and Now’ also serves as a potent reminder that we inherit the future we buy with our actions today.” - Cassandra Clare for The New York Times Book Review “From the author who brought us The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants come the gripping page-turner about a girl who’s willing to risk it all for love and the fate of the world.” - Teen Vogue   “Best known for her Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants books, Brashares forays into science fiction in this fast-paced, gripping, and romantic novel about a girl from a future that seems eerily possible. . . her fans will be happy to find that her prose is as resonant and realistic as ever.” - Publishers Weekly   “Brashares . . . builds on her adroit adolescent characterization and ear for teen dialogue and transports them into an exciting time-travel adventure complete with murderers to thwart and mysteries to solve.” - Booklist  "Skillfully weaving together time travel, planetary devastation, climate change, plague and young love, the author creates an engaging, adventurous tale." - Shelf-Awareness "Brashares'' era-hopping race against time is fast paced and heady...perfect for fans of Brasahres'' earlier work, as well as Veronica Roth''s Divergent." - RT Book Reviews "Fantasy and science fiction fans will enjoy the intricate cause-and-effect Brashares defines in her story. Filled with suspense and spiced with roman
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