The Here and Now

The Here and Now

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"'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 publisher.
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, 2014
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780385736800
9780385736831
Branch Call Number: YF BRA NVD
Characteristics: 242 p. ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Here & now

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Jlderdall Sep 08, 2015

If you liked "The Giver", you'll likely like this book as well.

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CarlaCordeiro17
Jul 15, 2014

What a dorky book! Ann Brashares is, frankly, not a good author. The story was full of loose ends and inaccuracies, the characters were dull and flat, the story felt rushed, barely any backstory, the end was, though expected, disappointing and left me feeling like I wasted my time. A very pointless book.

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ErinMWilson
Jul 08, 2014

It was written very simply and and the time travel parts were not as clear as they could have been. Otherwise it is a good, quick summer read that keeps you entertained.

BCD2013 Jun 12, 2014

NYPL Staff Pick
Prenna James came to New York when she was twelve years old -- not from another place but from another time. Can she stop the future from going horribly wrong?

BCD2013 Jun 12, 2014

NYPL Staff Pick
Prenna James came to New York when she was twelve years old -- not from another place but from another time. Can she stop the future from going horribly wrong?
- Andrea Lipinski

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indigo_cat_7
Jun 11, 2014

Time travel is kind of confusing. This was pretty good, but the end was bad, how could she not be with Ethan?

loonylovesgood Jun 03, 2014

Great book - although time travel stories always give me a huge headache. So many inaccuracies and confusing elements. (e.g. are they all going to die in this new time frame and then - be born again? So confusing). But I did like the story - I would read more if she writes another one.

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Timeuemelie1
May 21, 2014

So exited to read this

ChristchurchLib May 05, 2014

"The popular author of The sisterhood of the traveling pants changes gears in this twisty, fast-moving time travel adventure. From the plague-ravaged Earth of 2098, Prenna and her community have travelled back to the present, hoping to prevent the planet's devastation before it happens. The community's strict rules forbid Prenna from getting too close to classmate and "Time Native" Ethan, but a bizarre prophecy throws the teens together in a desperate quest to thwart a murder and change humanity's destiny. Want to be swept up in another romantic race against the future? Try Cristin Terrill's All our yesterdays." Teen Scene May 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/515e7532-4038-4168-8725-1036f63eb05a?postId=06aaa369-dd80-4052-98aa-98302d9e4c06

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SPL_Childrens Sep 03, 2014

SPL_Childrens thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 15

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ErinMWilson
Jul 08, 2014

ErinMWilson thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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