Review Blog

Jan 27 2015

The Here and Now by Ann Brashares

cover image

Hodder Children's Books, 2015. ISBN 9781444921922
(Age: 15+) Follow the Rules. Remember what happened. Never fall in love. The world that I have come from is in ruins. There are so few of us from our time. But if we don't follow the Rules, everything that matters will be gone. Friends. Families. Dreams. Love. Ethan can never know my secret. That I am not from another place but that I am from another time.
I am always intrigued with time traveling books and have always enjoyed them. But I really struggled with the Here and Now as it didn't have the thrill of adventure that the blurb screamed. It was a slow going novel but it was an easy story line to understand. Ann Brashares description was helpful and made reading the novel easier, she did leave out information of the future timeline that was hinted at but this made the storyline much more interesting. Prenna, the protagonist of The Here and Now, evolves within the story and tries to save her timeline.
Cecilia Richards

Archived Blog Entries
Latest News
Branford Boase Award longlist 2020
Printz Award 2020
Newbery Medal 2020
Caldecott Medal 2020
Best Fiction for Young Adults List 2020
Costa Children's Book Award 2019

ReadPlus Features
Print similar authors bookmark
Read similar authors
How to find lesson plans
Sample theme animation

Promote Reading
Free Rights of the Reader Poster
Children's Laureate's charter