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3.8 9
Young Adult Fiction 8645
Can You Change Your Destiny?
(Updated: October 16, 2011)
Overall rating
 
3.3
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
3.0
Writing Style
 
3.0
I was very intrigued with the premise of two teens in 1996 coming across their future via Facebook. I mean, who wouldn't be curious to know what happens to them in the future? A fun twist on the time travel idea similar to a reverse 13 going on 30.

I really wanted to love this book and at the beginning I was pulled in with the characters stumbling across something that hadn't even been invented yet. Josh and Emma are likeable enough but I didn't feel much chemistry between them. It was totally believable on their reactions to finding out about themselves and even their attempts to 'change' the future. I did find some of the pop references off, which did take me out of the story a few times. What did pull me back in was the snowball effect of Josh and Emma in either trying to accept their so-called destiny or trying to change it. I really liked how Emma decides to take matters into her own hands even when the outcome might not turn out the way she'd hoped.

An interesting read with a big twist on the whole 'What if' scenario.
Good Points
Intriguing premise
Fun time travel idea
Likeable characters
Believable way characters deal with issue
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