BOOK REVIEW: Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin


Title: Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow
Author: Gabrielle Zevin
Publication: July 5, 2022
Publisher: Knopf
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 418

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SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads)

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.


I had heard so much about this book and was told by a family member that it was such a good book that I needed to read it.  I was lucky enough to find it at my local Goodwill for sale last fall.  I snatched that bad boy up so fast to read it.  When I was planning the books for the year for my book club I decided to add it to the list to read, excited to dive into it when the designated month came along. 

Sam and Sadie met at the local hospital.  Sadie is there because her sister had leukemia and Sam is there because he was in a traumatic car accident that killed his mother and left his leg damaged.  They meet in the game room at the children’s wing. Spending hours talking.  The staff is shocked because Sam hadn’t spoken in 6 weeks.  Sadie returns over and over visiting him and playing games.  She starts having the staff sign her Bat Mitzvah volunteer sheet.  Sam finds out in the most unfair way and stops talking to her altogether. Fate somehow brings them together years later. Ok, full disclosure and 100% honest…. I didn’t finish this book. I got to 50% in and I could not slog my way through it anymore.  I have no attachment to the characters and it was just meh. I didn’t hate it but didn’t love it. 

I really wanted to like this book with everything I had heard about this book and with the recommendations that I got about it.  While the book was well written it just was weird with how it randomly jumped time frames.  It was in the present and then bam it was in the past.  I didn’t find the subject content very interesting, I could give or take it in the end.  I was annoyed by the main character and the fact that she was dating/sleeping with a married man. I thought that the fact that 

Sam and Sadie really didn’t tell each other things when they were supposed to best friends that tell each other everything. I really could go on about the book but I am going to stop here.  Take what I am saying with a grain of salt and read it yourself and make your own judgement.  Maybe you will find your next amazing read. 

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