Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin
I have heard several glowing recommendations for this book, but I put it off because I knew one of the key topics of the book is gaming. While I played a few video games in my youth, I have very little interest in the world of video gaming. But eventually, after reading seeing yet another post about it in a reading Facebook group I decided to pick it up. Everyone says that you don’t have to be interested in gaming to love this book.
The Premise: Sam and Sadie meet when they are young. They connect over video games and quickly become best friends. However, something happens, feelings get hurt and for years they don’t speak to each other until they run into each other in a subway station and decide to reconnect. Their friendship quickly picks back up and they decide to work together to create a video game.
This is a coming of age story about close friendships, complex relationships, passion, failure and creativity. I really did enjoy most of the book, but I disagree with the comment that you don’t have to be interested in gaming to love the book. I think to LOVE the book, you do; to just REALLY LIKE it, you don’t.
Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow has a lot going for it. Zevin’s writing is wonderful, the characters feel like real people (in a way that is sometimes frustrating) and the format of the story has some interesting qualities. I’ll admit there were moments that I wasn’t sure I was really enjoying the book, but by the time I finished it, I decide I did really like it.
Have you read it? If not, grab a copy HERE. Let me know what you think of it in comments!
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