A review by augustar14
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin

challenging dark emotional sad tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


The characters and their relationships are well written.  Ultimately, though, there are times when the detachment the characters feel made scenes more disturbing, not less. 
Spoiler The biggest example of this for me was the scene where Dove handcuffed Sadie to the bed. Her non-reaction made it almost feel more traumatic. I nearly stopped the book there, about halfway through.

This book has a lot of pain, and heartache, and characters who don't know how to communicate and don't ever really figure out how.  It's important, I think, to be prepared for that going in. It's not a feel good book. It has some fantastic quotes about life, play, and relating to other humans. It is very clever at times. But I can't say I fully loved it.  Or that it was exactly what I needed or was looking for. Despite that, I don't regret reading it. I don't think there will be a reread, though.

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