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Save the Date

Save the Date

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"The cinema-worthy rom-com of your summer reading dreams." --Bustle

Father of the Bride meets Sixteen Candles in the latest novel from New York Times bestselling 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, 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.

Author: Morgan Matson
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Published: 06/05/2018
Pages: 432
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.10lbs
Size: 8.50h x 5.90w x 1.50d
ISBN: 9781481404570
Age Range: 13-17

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 5.9
Point Value: 20
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 197253 / Save the Date

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 04/09/2018
Booklist 04/15/2018 pg. 51
Kirkus Reviews 04/15/2018
Booklist 04/01/2018 pg. 78
School Library Journal 04/01/2018 pg. 136
Voice of Youth Advocates 06/01/2018 - Recommended - Hard To Beat
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2019 - Recommended, Satisfactory

About the Author
Morgan Matson is the New York Times bestselling author of six books for teens, including Since You've Been Gone and Save the Date. She lives in Los Angeles but spends part of every summer in the Pocono Mountains. Visit her at

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