Thursday, May 12, 2011

Publishing Deal - Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler

It's been a while but news of Jay Asher's follow-up to Thirteen Reasons Why has finally been announced. From Publishers Weekly:

It’s a busy time in the publishing life of Jay Asher, whose 2007 debut novel from Razorbill, Thirteen Reasons Why, with its anti-bullying message, was a break-out bestseller. Razorbill has recently acquired The Future of Us, a novel coauthored by Asher and Carolyn Mackler, which is scheduled for November 2011 release. Thirteen Reasons Why, which has 750,000 hardcover copies in print in the U.S. and has been sold into 31 countries, is due out in paperback from Razorbill on June 14. And today Penguin Young Readers Group launches the Thirteen Reasons Why Project, an online venue where fans can post their thoughts on and reviews of the novel via several media.

[The Future of Us] centers on two best friends who log onto AOL in 1996 and discover themselves on Facebook—15 years in the future.

In The Future of Us, the authors continue to explore some of the themes Asher investigates in Thirteen Reasons Why.“Though The Future of Us is a more playful book, it too delves into the concept of destiny, and how each move we make affects our future and the futures of those around us.”

Read the rest of the article here.


  1. Yay!! I feel like I've been waiting forever for a new Jay Asher book. Loved Thirteen Reasons Why.

  2. the story was light and easy to digest. It isn't an amazing book, but is was entertaining. I think the story really drives home the importance of living for today. As my favorite musical states...