Book Reviews

Save the Date Review

Hey guys! Wow… so I haven’t blogged in a hot minute. I’m sorry about that. School came on really heavy all at once and I got really busy. Blogging just kinda went on the back burner for me. But I found some time today, so I’m going to give you guys a spoiler free review of Save the Date by Morgan Matson!

Summary

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.

(Taken from Simon and Schuster)

I really enjoyed this book! It was so funny and crazy. I know some people felt like it was too unrealistic, because of all the things that went wrong, but I honestly really liked that aspect of it. I think it made the story more interesting, and because of it, there were so many twists and turns, I never knew what was about to happen next! I literally could not stop laughing at certain parts because the things that happened were so ironic and sometimes cheesy.

One of the other things I really appreciated was that this book focused a lot more on family relationships than romantic relationships. (But there were sprinkles hehehe 🤗) I love a cutesy romance, but it was refreshing to read a book where the main character dealt with real problems that almost everybody can relate to. Like family relationships. I also think that if there has a been a full fledged romantic relationship, the story definitely would have gotten too chaotic for my liking.

One more thing about this book, is if you buy it or get it at a library, you will find it has comic strips in it! I thought this was so cool and unique. I’d never really seen comic strips in a novel before so it was a new experience. Charlie’s mom has a very famous comic strip that is about their family, and parts of her work are included.

I hope you enjoyed this review! Comment down below if you have read this book or are planning on reading it. Thanks so much for reading!

Byeeeee! Xoxoxoxo

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