This is not a romance, but it is about love
Two kids meet in a hospital gaming room in 1987. One is visiting her sister, the other is recovering from a car crash. The days and months are long there. Their love of video games becomes a shared world — of joy, escape and fierce competition. But all too soon that time is over, fades from view.
When the pair spot each other eight years later in a crowded train station, they are catapulted back to that moment. The spark is immediate, and together they get to work on what they love – making games to delight, challenge and immerse players, finding an intimacy in digital worlds that eludes them in their real lives. Their collaborations make them superstars.
This is the story of the perfect worlds Sadie and Sam build, the imperfect world they live in, and of everything that comes after success: Money. Fame. Duplicity. Tragedy.
This was such a fantastic read, one that is all about family, friends, love and loss. I was expecting it too be good but not as good as it actually was. Sadie and Sam are the main characters, their worlds collide when they meet in a hospital and connect with their love of video games, but all too soon their time is up together, it was lovely to see how their friendship blossomed. Fast forward many years later and when they spot each other again the spark they felt all those years ago comes back. Can they finally be happy or will tragedy strike once more? I found it a very interesting concept and also a thought provoking novel that you will not want to put down. I think this book is going to be such a big hit. It would be brilliant if it got made into a movie.
I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.
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