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

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Tomorrow, Tomorrow, and Tomorrow is a treasure of a book about love, play, work, and pain. Zevin took on an ambitious project of writing a novel with several resounding themes and made magic with each. The book has straightforward writing that knocks you down with wisdom dispersed to Sam and Sadie by their loved ones and their own long-awaited revelations. I don't think I've ever read another story that truly captures the feeling of being saved by a friend and knowing there is no language to ever describe how deeply you love them. Sam and Sadie's ties to one another ring throughout the novel, even in moments when their problems seem impossible to overcome. They act selfishly, they disrespect the inner worlds and pains of one another, and yet they share a friendship that washed over them like a wave and refuses to release them. I fell in love with these characters, despite their many flaws, and looked forward to returning to them whenever I opened the book.

Additionally, it is incredibly meaningful for me to have read a book that discusses chronic pain with raw honesty and understanding that it is a constant and varied hurt that requires a lifetime of adaptions and invisible fortitude. To think that so many people are reading a book that displays the reality of chronic pain is very heartening to me. I don't doubt that this is a book I will read again in the future. I highly recommend it to those who appreciate character-driven stories. 

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