by Gabrielle Zevin is a clever, unusual novel that charts the collaboration of two brilliant minds as they work together to create a legendary video game. Sam Masur and Sadie Green-met as children, reconnect as college students in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and begin a creative partnership that will span decades. Both insanely talented, Sam and Sadie collaborate on designing a video game, Ichigo, that becomes a hit before they’ve even graduated from college, catapulting them to fame and wealth. But, the pressures of success, and the messiness of human relationships, will make their 30-year careers a rollercoaster of ambition, betrayal, and tragedy. The book is a love letter to literary gamers, but even those who have never played a video game in their lives will find at the novel’s heart a story of friendship, creative inspiration, and love.