Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin
Drop what you’re doing and prepare yourself to fall hard for this absorbing story of loss, love and video games. Sam and Sadie connected as kids over a shared love of games like Super Mario and Oregon Trail. The two were virtually inseparable until a falling-out brought an abrupt end to their friendship. Years later, with Sam studying at Harvard and Sadie at MIT, a chance meeting on a subway platform leads to a reconnection. Together with Sam’s roommate Marx, the pair begin designing a video game that will chart an entirely new path for all three. The years that follow are marked by wild successes and crushing failures, the effects of which play out in Sam and Sadie’s lives together and apart. Steeped in pop culture and brimming with both hope and tragedy, Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow examines the bonds of friendship in an entirely fresh and unforgettable way.
Reviewed by Mary Kinser, collection development librarian, Whatcom County Library System
(Originally published in Bellingham Alive October 2022 issue.)