The Here and Now by Ann Brashares

The Here and Now
NY Times Bestselling Author
Ann Brashares


Follow the rules.
Remember what happened.
Never fall in love.

The world Prenna James comes from is in ruins. She and the others who escaped are here to prevent humanity’s destruction. But if they don’t follow The Rules, everything that matters will be gone: Friends. Families. Dreams. Love.

Ethan Jarves can never know Prenna’s secret. That she’s not from another place.

She’s from another time.

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Time travel has never really been my thing, but this book managed to grab me. Ethan knows Prenna is different, he was there when she appeared in his time. However he can’t seem to get her to talk to him.

Prenna has rules she has to follow or she will be punished, and if you go too far you can end up permanently gone. She has been falling for Ethan since she started school, she doesn’t know why but she can’t seem to let it go.

A homeless man, a key and a letter all work to start Prenna questioning everything the leaders of her community were doing. Especially when it comes to the rules.

A fast-paced and intriguing, with a scary peek into the future. As Ethan and Prenna work to find the thing that caused her time to be so bleak and fix it. They also find love.

I laughed, cried and held my breath as this story unfolded. A truly enjoyable YA read.

5 Contented Purrs for Ann!

Ann Brashares

Ann Brashares grew up in Chevy Chase, Maryland, with three brothers and attended a Quaker school in the D.C. area called Sidwell Friends. She studied Philosophy at Barnard College, part of Columbia University in New York City. Expecting to continue studying philosophy in graduate school, Ann took a year off after college to work as an editor, hoping to save money for school. Loving her job, she never went to graduate school, and instead, remained in New York City and worked as an editor for many years. Ann made the transition from editor to full-time writer with her first novel, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Ann and her husband live with their three children in New York.

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