Author Ann Brashares has signed a deal with Random House Children’s Books for a book called The Here and Now. A release date has been scheduled for April 08, 2014.
This fiction story stars a seventeen-year-old girl named Prenna. This project will be the first young adult novel Brashares has had published since her popular series, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.
In an interview with Seventeen magazine, Brashares revealed the premise of the story: “This is a book about a girl who falls in love, and it’s also a book about a girl who knows the fate of the world 80 years from now. It’s not really an easy fate. She saw and suffered terrifying things before she came to live here. The world’s fate isn’t all that mysterious or difficult to predict, it turns out. She wonders how we could all stand by and let it happen.”