Pumpkin pancakes are a gift to humanity. For as much as I despise the morning in general, I was able to tolerate it for pumpkin pancakes. They the perfect fall breakfast, and even better paired with a good book.
Enter good book. *drumroll* Today, Tonight, Tomorrow!!
Book: Today, Tonight, Tommorrow
Author: Rachel Lynn Solomon
Published July 28th 2020 by Simon Pulse
Trigger warnings: Abuse, Anti-Semitism
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. (from Goodreads)
This Howl scavenger hunt game seems so cool. Where can I sign up? I wish my school did that.
The game is so faced paced and fun to follow. I think having the plot follow the hunt allowed for a lot of contrast in moments. There were some high stakes moments, but there were also some more chill moments where they just talked.
Normally I am not a fan of books that happen only in one day. I feel like the character development is often lacking and the relationships between characters are rushed or forced. Well, Today Tonight Tomorrow proved me wrong there. I think the fact that Rowan and Neil had been feuding for years, added to all the conversations really insured that the reader could understand and root for the characters.
Rowan kind of annoys me as a character. She is deeply passionate and dedicated, which are traits I totally appreciate, but there were sometimes where she was so oblivious. The times when she was ditching her friends or not realizing her true feelings had me internally screaming.
That being said, she definitely progressed as a character and it was interesting to watch her grow and reflect on high school.
A lot of this book was looking back at highschool. I don’t think I fully appreciated those parts, because that is not the part of life that I’m at right now. Maybe I’ll reread in a few years and get it.
I really liked this book. It was fun, covered serious topics, and all around was very honest and entertaining. I think if I was graduating high school I could relate to some of the sentimental bits more than I did, so I might reread it in a few years.
Do you like books that happen all in one day? Have you read Today, Tonight, Tomorrow? What did you think of it??