REVIEW: Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow

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Time to get back to reviews! I read this one earlier this year and oh boy do we need to talk about it!

About the Book

Tomorrow and Tomorrow and TomorrowTitle: Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow

Author: Gabrielle Zevin

Series: none

Genre: Contemporary Fiction

Pages: 416

Edition Read: Kindle eBook

Dates Read: January 1 – 18, 2023

Blurb: On a bitter-cold day, in the December of his junior year at Harvard, Sam Masur exits a subway car and sees, amid the hordes of people waiting on the platform, Sadie Green. He calls her name. For a moment, she pretends she hasn’t heard him, but then, she turns, and a game begins: a legendary collaboration that will launch them to stardom. These friends, intimates since childhood, borrow money, beg favors, and, before even graduating college, they have created their first blockbuster, Ichigo. Overnight, the world is theirs. Not even twenty-five years old, Sam and Sadie are brilliant, successful, and rich, but these qualities won’t protect them from their own creative ambitions or the betrayals of their hearts.

Spanning thirty years, from Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Venice Beach, California, and lands in between and far beyond, Gabrielle Zevin’s Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow is a dazzling and intricately imagined novel that examines the multifarious nature of identity, disability, failure, the redemptive possibilities in play, and above all, our need to connect: to be loved and to love. Yes, it is a love story, but it is not one you have read before.


I am so glad that the book club I was following started reading this one. I had seen it on the GoodReads year end awards (it won for Best Fiction), but I don’t know if I would have actually picked it up. Thank goodness I did because, despite this being the very beginning of the year, I think this will probably be at the top of my list for favorite books read in 2023.

Bold statement? Maybe. But man, this book was good!

This is the story of the friendship of Sam and Sadie. Friends since they were kids, reconnecting in college, and together creating a very large, successful video game company. Starting with that aspect, I will say that it was very interesting to me to see the inside of what a gaming company might look like. Theirs starts up with three people and grows to be one of the most famous (or infamous) companies in the country. As someone who has a kid who is currently in college studying game programing, this was fascinating to me. Also, I absolutely want to play all of their games. They sound incredible.

The heart of the story, though, is friendship. This is a friendship that has stood the test of time and had many trials. Any relationship worth having is not just something that is convenient – it takes work. It takes commitment. Sam and Sadie are both very different people, with a whole host of different challenges, but in the end, they are also the ones who know each other the best.

I also really enjoyed the pacing and the timing of this book. It follows the story of the two friends when they reconnect in college and then shows scenes from their childhoods and their futures, weaving everything together until you see the full picture of their lives. I don’t always enjoy this particular technique, since sometimes it is hard to keep track of what is going on, but Zevin did it brilliantly and it really worked to show how deep their connection ran.

This book was amazing and definitely deserved it’s awards and accolades. It made me laugh, it made me cry, it kept me captivated the whole way through.

GoodReads rating: 5 stars

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