Have you read any contemporary books that are set in 2020? I’ve read 2 so far this year, and one of them is Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon. (The other was Head Over Heels which I reviewed last week).
I will say it was fun (but weird) to be reading a book about this year without the coronavirus in the book. Because this book was probably written at least a year ago, so none of us could have guessed this would be our life!
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It was the premise of Today Tonight Tomorrow that originally drew me in. I read this book in two days because it was so cute and fun.
We follow Rowan and Neil who are about to graduate high school. They’ve been rivals for the past 4 years. But when it becomes obvious that the rest of their class is after them during their senior game of Howl (a scavenger hunt around the city), the two decide to join forces.
THIS REVIEW DOES CONTAIN SOME SPOILERS (they will be marked with a *)
Things I liked about Today Tonight Tomorrow
The banter between Rowan and Neil
The tension between the two of them. *I loved seeing how (Rowan especially) realized that she liked Neil.
I loved how the book takes place basically over two days. There was so much detail that we don’t always get in other books and I really enjoyed it.
TTT also had great Jewish representation. I’m not Jewish (like I mentioned in my review of What I Like About You) but I love reading books about different religions. This one isn’t religion heavy, but it is apart of Rowan’s life.
Today Tonight Tomorrow was well on its way to be a 5 star read for me, and then I read the last few chapters. * I personally don’t love when there’s sex in YA books. And in Today Tonight Tomorrow, they finally admit that they like each other, and then they go have sex. I realize they’ve known each other for several years, so it wasn’t exactly rushing, but it felt like they were rushing into (again, this is my personal opinion). I appreciate that it was consensual and that they practiced safe sex, but it felt rushed and left me feeling a little tainted at the very end of the book.
About Today Tonight Tomorrow
The Hating Game meets Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by way of Morgan Matson in this unforgettable romantic comedy about two rival overachievers whose relationship completely transforms over the course of twenty-four hours.
Today, she hates him.
It’s the last day of senior year. Rowan Roth and Neil McNair have been bitter rivals for all of high school, clashing on test scores, student council elections, and even gym class pull-up contests. While Rowan, who secretly wants to write romance novels, is anxious about the future, she’d love to beat her infuriating nemesis one last time.
Tonight, she puts up with him.
When Neil is named valedictorian, Rowan has only one chance at victory: Howl, a senior class game that takes them all over Seattle, a farewell tour of the city she loves. But after learning a group of seniors is out to get them, she and Neil reluctantly decide to team up until they’re the last players left—and then they’ll destroy each other.
As Rowan spends more time with Neil, she realizes he’s much more than the awkward linguistics nerd she’s sparred with for the past four years. And, perhaps, this boy she claims to despise might actually be the boy of her dreams.
Tomorrow…maybe she’s already fallen for him.