Another Waiting on Wednesday! Yay, how exciting. Today’s post features a contemporary novel set over the course of a weekend, written by one of my favourite authors!
Morgan Matson writes such great contemporary novels and as soon as I discovered her as an author, she quickly made it on to my auto-buy list. Basically, whenever she comes out with a book, I buy it, ha!
Save the Date releases next week and I’m so excited to get my hardcover. I was lucky enough to read an advanced copy as part of a blog tour I’m doing – so stay tuned for that!
Save the Date by Morgan Matson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers | Release: June 5th, 2018
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.
About the Author:
Morgan Matson grew up in New York City and Greenwich, Connecticut. She attended Occidental College in Los Angeles but halfway though a theater degree, she started working in the children’s department of Vroman’s Bookstore and fell in love with YA literature.
Morgan currently lives in Los Angeles, though she loves to travel and does it whenever she can.