A review by amynbell
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, by Gabrielle Zevin

emotional medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


Everyone seems to adore this book, but I found it a slog to read. There were certainly things I could relate to:
*Playing non-shooter video games like Myst in the mid to late 1990s
*Having a guy best friend in high school that I created with and wished it would go beyond platonic
*Realizing that my best friend and I only had a surface-level friendship
*Experiencing pain strong enough to nearly render me unconscious (oddly enough, while I was reading the book)

I appreciated the ongoing interplay between the characters because I've done that dance before. But, honestly, it wasn't enough to keep me interested in the book. There's hardly any plot beyond Sam's foot pain, the characters continuing to make different popular video games together, and the love triangles. Oh, and then there's the Big Sad Thing that happens that makes readers cry if they cared about the characters more than I did.

Meh. It just wasn't for me. Don't NOT read it because I didn't like it. To each their own.

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