It seemed like the second you tried to tell someone why you loved someone else, it took the luster off it, like pinning a butterfly down in a case—it never quite captured it.
Title: Save The Date
Author: Morgan Matson
Page Count: 432 pages
Genre: Contemporary // Young Adult
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Publisher: Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release Date: June 5, 2018
Buy It: Chapters Indigo
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.
I am squealing in delight! This book was SO CUTE. It was exactly what I needed right now in my life and I stayed up way too late reading it. So late that the next day I had 3 cups of coffee before noon… which is a ton of coffee for me because usually I don’t drink ANY. But guys, it was so worth it. I’ve never read any of Matson’s books before but let me tell you I am so running out to get them. Her writing was so refreshing and she made me laugh out loud! I adore this book.
If you’re looking for a fun summer read you HAVE TO READ SAVE THE DATE. I’m so tempted to write this entire post in caps lock because this was such a fun read. If you’re going to the beach or sitting on your deck or even hibernating inside because it’s too hot outside you have to have this book in your hands. Trust me. I don’t usually read contemporary and chick-lit is one of those hit or miss for me but this was clear perfection. I’m definitely rambling now but that’s how you know I loved a book 🙂