Sunday, March 24, 2019

Review: Save The Date By Morgan Matson

Title: Save the Date
Author: Morgan Matson

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, distractedly 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.

So the only thing I have read from Morgan Matson and that book was Amy and Roger's Epic Road Trip. I adored that book so when I saw that the Riveted Reads website offered Save The Date as one of their free reads I was all over that opportunity.The characters very much feel real and the family drama entertained me.The Grant family was the kind of family we'd all want to be a part of. They were funny, imperfect, loving and so real. It felt like I was in their house the entire time I was reading. 

Charlie Grant like all of us growing up and facing "adulthood" is excited and nervous as hell.Save the Date revolves around Charlies older sister Linny getting married and her moms comic strip ending. Both events are huge milestones for the Grant family.and Charlie is excited to have her family all under one roof...silly her. What i enjoyed most about his book wasn't the hilarious wedding related near disasters,the cute subtle romance,the nonstop laughs I had while reading Save the Date, or the heart warming family dynamics depicted. No what I enjoyed most was Waffles the dog and everything about his part in the story. Everything else I mentioned was great too but Waffles and his debut on TV killed me dead.

Long story short Save the Date is a wonderful story about change,seeing your family as flawed humans while loving them to bits still and learning to laugh while rolling with the punches.5/5

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