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

emotional sad medium-paced
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

Overall, I liked this. I think that Zevin portrays a very relatable picture of friendship and love (platonic and otherwise) through a person’s 20s and 30s. While I didn’t find Sam or Sadie to be especially likeable, I found myself rooting for them to succeed and to find their way through their own drama (both professional and personal). Though I’m not a gamer, I liked the narrative of how their games grew out of their life experiences. Two things didn’t work for me: firstly, there’s a plot point about 2/3 in that felt a bit emotionally manipulative and too convenient in terms of furthering Sam and Sadie’s story. Secondly, Zevin is often peppering the narrative with words like “to collogue” and “sere” that are an eye-rolling level of obscure. Have your dictionary at the ready, friends. Despite this, I’d recommend this novel for folks who want an angsty story about the friends you love and love to hate, and how those relationships can grow through life’s challenges. 

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