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Essa história é incrivelmente fofa e cheia de emoção. Rowan e Neil são “inimigos” que tem que se juntar por uma causa maior (vencer a competição do último dia de escola) e as conversas entre eles, incluindo algumas pequenas “brigas” são impagáveis e muitíssimo divertidas. Excelente para quem adora um enemies to lovers, com uma pontinha de nostalgia do ensino médio.
This book is the last day of senior year, both literally and spiritually. It has all the sense of endless hope and bitter regret and I couldn’t put it down! I loved the way it explored rivalry and friendship evolution and romance. Plus, it’s sex positive and Jewish! I absolutely would have given 5 stars if not for two things: a character gets high and then drives (yes, fine, time passes, but I will never be ok with driving under the influence and anything that normalizes it) and some of the MC’s dialogue (esp about romance novels) sounds like she’s 30 years old and explaining things to the reader and not the characters. Otherwise, an all around fun read.
I could not put this book down. It’s funny– packed with the kind of snappy banter that I adore. It’s thoughtful– made me rethink my feelings on romance as a reading genre. And most of all, it’s desperately romantic.
Most of the book centers around a contest called The Howl, in which the whole senior class participates in a kind of photo scavenger hunt all around Seattle. It’s a race to win a prize of $5000, which both Rowan and Neil fiercely need. The contest gave the story a straightforward structure and high stakes. But what makes TODAY TONIGHT TOMORROW really magical, though, is the relationship between Rowan and Neil themselves.
I’m kind of a sucker for enemies-to-lovers stories anyway, but this one had this perfect mix of wit, awkwardness, self-doubt, vulnerability, and passion. I cannot say this enough: I. Loved. It.
A brief note on the views about romance in the story: In the book, Rowan loves romance novels and has written one herself. She muses about the fact that romance as a genre centers women in a way that other media does not, and yet it’s often treated with disdain. She discusses how reading romance also made her feel empowered and comfortable talking about physical intimacy.
Her love for romance is really woven into the story, so it doesn’t feel out of place or very preachy, I didn’t think. It made me stop and consider the way women are represented in media. My daughter has participated in a local children’s theater group, and often the majority of the speaking roles are for male characters. I feel like this is something where, once you start noticing it, you kind of can’t stop. Ha.
At any rate, I really appreciated this part of TODAY TONIGHT TOMORROW and especially the letter at the end from the author which explained some of her own evolution on those ideas.
All in all, fans of THE ONLY THING WORSE THAN ME IS YOU by Lily Anderson really need to check this one out. If you like witty banter and enemies-to-lovers stories, put TODAY TONIGHT TOMORROW at the top of your list!
Note: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review, and loved it so much I bought a finished copy.
Oh my gosh, you guys! My heart! This book is so freaking adorable.
This book takes place over the course of 24 hours, and follows our strong female protagonist, Rowan Roth, in the last day of her senior year. Rowan and Neil McNair are bitter academic rivals. They have been competing all throughout high school on everything from essay contests, test scores, and class elections. After Neil beats her out for valedictorian, Rowan seeks to get her revenge by destroying Neil in a city wide scavenger hunt for the seniors. However, after finding out another group is out to get them, they decide to put their differences aside and work together until it’s just the two of them and then they can destroy each other.
The fun is in watching these overachieving bitter rivals drop their guards (cautiously), and open up to each other. Can they stop hating each other long enough to work together? Will their partnership lead to something a little more friendly? It’s the ultimate enemies to lovers trope and I’m here 👏🏻 for 👏🏻 it 👏🏻.
What I liked: I loved the characters!! Solomon gave us a strong female protagonist in Rowan. She has a love for romance novels, she’s a straight A intellect, and a sex positive, empowered feminist. She is my hero. Neil is a nerdy, suit wearing, freckled ginger who loves languages and words, and besting Rowan whenever possible. But there is more to him than meets the eye, and I loved getting to know him as the story went on. I loved the story so much, and the scavenger hunt was like a love letter to Seattle! I visited Seattle a couple years ago and I absolutely loved it there. I also think Rowan is such a great protagonist for young adult readers.
A cute and quirky read. I have read several books set in Seattle and while I have never been this book made feel as if I was there. The scenery and descriptions of the city are fantastic. I like when books are grounded in a real city. I think it helps make the book and characters feel real.
I also enjoyed the pop culture references and the fun scavenger hunt in the book. I am so thrilled that I was able to figure out the last clue before the characters! This was my first book by Solomon and I am definitely interested in checking out her other books. I always enjoy a good YA book that is realistic and portrays teens semi-realistically. Some YA books miss how teens behave and that is frustrating. I don’t think this book does it perfectly, but I think it does do it well.
This was a totally fun enemies-to-lovers tour of Seattle. But what I especially loved about this book is how it perfectly hit on what it is to love the romance genre. As a lifelong fan of the rom-com, I’ve heard just about every argument against and scoff regarding the stories that a fan can hear. It really helps you build character to take all of that in and continue reading those types of books anyway because they make you happy. The way this dynamic was addressed in this story was spot on and perfect. I hope people read it because it was a super fun read, but I hope that naysayers read it and learn something too.
This book deserves every star plus some. I think this may be one of my new all time favorite books?? I read this in under 24 hours and really only put it down to sleep. Thankfully it’s my birthday today and I had the day off to just spending reading. I loved Rowan so much, I related to her on such a deep level. I’m literally obsessed with this book and I know it will be a future re read for sure. Please pick up this amazing amazing book ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Fun romcom adventure of enemies to lovers, in a span of 24 hours in Seattle on the last day of highschool. A sweet romance, witty banter, and the will-they-or-won't-they factor lends to a fantastic read that I finished in one evening. A perfect escape!