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.”
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