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Book Rec: Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin

Updated: Dec 25, 2023

When this book came out in 2022, it took the world by storm. If you’ve read Ready Player One, then welcome to the same genre. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow is about friends – often in love, but never together – who join forces to create a successful video game. I couldn’t put it down and it appears a screenplay is also in the works!

futuristic book jacket with a big wave in the background and the title and author dominate print

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.

Discussion Questions (spoilers ahead!)

  1. Why are Sam & Sadie drawn into the world of video games from an early age?

  2. As a woman working in a male dominated field, how does Sadie face the sexism and deal with being viewed as the “sidekick?"

  3. What was your impression of Sadie’s love interest? How did you feel about her relationship with Marx?

  4. What do you think happens next? Do you think Sadie and Sam will ever have a romantic relationship?

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