Title: Save the Date
Author: Morgan Matson
Page count: 432
Published: June 5th, 2018
Publisher: Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers
Received: Got from my local library
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.
Charlie wants to go to collage but she isn’t sure she wants to leave her family yet (I can understand that), so she is thinking of going to a collage that is closer to home and he older sister is getting married. The best thing about getting married is that all the family comes together, and Charlie is dying to have one amazing weekend before there family home gets sold, but that didn’t happen. The things that followed and everything that came together was just a disaster it was just one thing after another like the Wedding Planner decides not to show to lots of family drama. I felt bad for Charlie. Despite all of that and more there was still a wedding, and everyone had a great time.
I liked how this book was more family based then romance based because a lot of YA books are all about the romance so this one was nice for a change. The family interactions kept me smiling and laughing.