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"The Here and Now" by Ann Brashares

'The Here and Now' by Ann Brashares

★★★★ In "The Here and Now" we meet Prenna, an immigrant not from another country, but another time. Leaving behind the future dying world that has been ravaged by a plague, those few lucky survivors emigrate to the present day. They bring with them twelve strict rules they believe will protect the world they saw destroyed. But when Prenna is frantically warned about an upcoming day that determines the future, she embarks on a journey that not only has her re-evaluating everything she believes to be true, but has her struggling with one of the strictest rules: Never fall in love with those not from your time. Fans of Ann Brashares' other novels should definitely enjoy this new romantic and cautionary fast paced novel by the author of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series.

Reviewed by Sarah M.

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