Save the Dateby Published 05 Jun 2018
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Charlie Grant’s older sister is getting married this weekend at their family home, and Charlie can’t wait—for the first time in years, all four of her older siblings will be under one roof. Charlie is desperate for one last perfect weekend, before the house is sold and everything changes. The house will be filled with jokes and games and laughs again. Making decisions about things like what college to attend and reuniting with longstanding crush Jesse Foster—all that can wait. She wants to focus on making the weekend perfect.
The only problem? The weekend is shaping up to be an absolute disaster.
There’s the unexpected dog with a penchant for howling, house alarm that won’t stop going off, and a papergirl with a grudge.
There are the relatives who aren’t speaking, the (awful) girl her favorite brother brought home unannounced, and a missing tuxedo.
Not to mention the neighbor who seems to be bent on sabotage and a storm that is bent on drenching everything. The justice of the peace is missing. The band will only play covers. The guests are all crazy. And the wedding planner’s nephew is unexpectedly, distractingly…cute.
Over the course of three ridiculously chaotic days, Charlie will learn more than she ever expected about the family she thought she knew by heart. And she’ll realize that sometimes, trying to keep everything like it was in the past means missing out on the future.
Save the Date Reviews
ONLY LIKE THREE MORE MONTHS. AND FIRST BATCH IS SIGNED. Too early to start the hype?
I have it in preorder and amazon just sent me change of delivery date from January to June 2018??? What is thisssss.
But honestly, I will read anything this woman writes, even if it's a phone book or a grocery list.
But having to wait a year and a half more? T_T
Morgan Matson didn’t write a book… She wrote a movie.
Truly, this content belongs on a huge Hollywood screen. I can easily picture myself laughing out loud at this wedding fiasco… at the movie theatre.
It’s definitely unrealistic. The thing is, I don’t at all mind producers stretching reality thin, but when authors do that in my contemporary reads, I get annoyed.
Fortunately, it is not all unrealistic. The characters very much feel real and the family drama entertained me. But although it’s a humorous story, I never actually laughed out loud.
My family is small. It consists of me, my mother and my brother. So because I don’t have more siblings, let alone a sister, Charlie’s family fascinated me. I grew attached to them. This almost makes me reconsider my movie statement since a comedy movie never lasts long enough and I need to spend lots of quality time with this family.
So I wouldn’t be opposed to a TV show if there’s enough content. What I’m saying is, I am not entirely pleased with this author—even if the storyline was quite entertaining—because I just know it in my heart that this is a story meant to be viewed, not read.
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Save the Date is absolutely wonderful. it's funny and touching and just... wonderful. I love the focus on thr Grant family, and it was really cool to see the dynamic among the family as a whole unit as well as in smaller groupings. And all the wedding hijinks are amazing. Full review to come!
I can't make this stupid gif load correctly, but to quote Tom Haverford: "This is America. I want it now!"
Another great coming of age story by Morgan Matson
Not as well-developed as the Unexpected Everything (my review) or as soul-searching as Since You've Been Gone (my review) BUT nevertheless a fun and relatable story, full of jokes, family imbalance, growing up and romantic interests.
What is it about?
Charlie Grant has been looking forward to her sister Linnie's wedding for a very long time. Her best memories are those with her older siblings, but since they've all moved out, it's hard to find all the Grant siblings in one place. But not this weekend. Unfortunately, the weekend is not what it was cracked up to be. Charlie tries to keep everything together but it becomes increasingly more difficult.
With her childhood crush making appearances, her somewhat estranged brother coming back, surprise girlfriends, missing wedding planners and more crazy circumstances, it makes for a busy weekend for Charlie.
The book takes place over a couple days but isn't slow and thus draws you in. I gave it 3.5/5 stars. Fans of Morgan Matson's other novels with thoroughly enjoy this book. I would recommend Save The Date to those looking for a quick YA read. It's a sweet book and I hope you all enjoy it!!
P.S. I loved the characters in this book, they were all so funny and the family dynamic was so heartwarming. Gah that was probably my favourite aspect of this book.
Will read/buy anything she writes