Review: Save the Date by Morgan Matson

Review: Save the Date by Morgan Matson

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Save the Date by Morgan Matson is one of my favourite books this year. This book did not let me down with its wedding shenanigans, likeable main character, and quirky family. I would definitely recommend this one, especially to those looking for a fun summer read.

Review: Save the Date by Morgan MatsonTitle: Save the Date
Author: Morgan Matson
Also by this author: Revenge, Ice Cream and Other Things Best Served Cold (Broken Hearts and Revenge #2)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult Fiction
Publication Date: June 5, 2018
Rating: three-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

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.

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❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃

Review: Save the Date by Morgan Matson

❀ Classic Morgan Matson

It is safe to say that this book is classic Morgan Matson. It tells the story of a wedding gone wrong and contains the staple funny moments, quirky characters, and chaos present in her other books. I have always loved book about weddings, and it is interesting how this one twists the trope and outlines the many mishaps that occur as the wedding unfolds. This is a cute and entertaining story that is perfect for the summer.

❀ Captivating Main Character

I loved Charlie’s character so much! She is the youngest in her massive family, and she is going through a tough time in her life. I enjoyed how supportive she is of her sister on her wedding day, and how determined she is to give Linnie the perfect day. Overall, she is relatable and has a captivating voice.

❀ Family Theme

As is typical with Morgan Matson’s books, this one has a strong theme of family. I loved reading about Charlie’s many siblings and how close they are. By the end of the book, I really felt like I knew each character well, which is pretty surprising considering how many there are. Each family member has their own little quirks, and it really makes the story so much more believable.

❀ An Adorable Story

Save the Date by Morgan Matson is an adorable story about wedding catastrophes. I enjoyed the main character and all the members of her family. If you enjoyed Morgan Matson’s other books, this one will not disappoint.

About Morgan Matson

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Morgan Matson was born in New York City and grew up there and in Greenwich, Connecticut. She attended Occidental College as a theater major, but halfway through, switched her focus to writing and never looked back. She received an MFA in Writing for Children from the New School, and then a second MFA in Screenwriting from USC.

She is the New York Times bestselling author of five books, all published by Simon & Schuster.

She currently lives in Los Angeles with her rescue terrier, Murphy, in a house with blue floors that’s overflowing with books.

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21 thoughts on “Review: Save the Date by Morgan Matson

  1. Joanne B says:

    Save the Date sounds like a fun read. I want to learn more about the howling dog, the neighbor bent on sabotage, and the papergirl with a grudge.

  2. anovelglimpse says:

    Great review! You’ve made me even more excited to read this one. I’ve loved every one of her books I’ve read, and I don’t think this one will be different.

  3. Lauren says:

    This is my first Matson book, but definitely won’t be my last. I love big families (lots of siblings) and their funny, sweet, and sometimes sad, interactions. It makes me so happy to hear that “strong families” is a running theme in her other books.

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