Save the Date

Save the Date

Book - 2018
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When seventeen-year-old Charlie Grant's four older siblings reunite for a wedding, she is determined they will have a perfect weekend before the family home is sold, but last-minute disasters abound.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2018]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781481404570
Branch Call Number: YA Mats
Characteristics: 417 pages ; 22 cm


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ArapahoeMarcia Nov 20, 2019

This book describes a wild ride for Claire getting through her sister's wedding weekend. It was also an eye-opening look at sibling dynamics in a close knit family. Entertaining read.


Although Save the Date is a little thick, there is no reason to be intimidated. Every single page is hilarious and heartwarming, and had me laughing to myself like a total weirdo. Charlie, the main character, is super excited to have her entire family in town for her older sister's wedding. But when everything that can go wrong does go wrong, Charlie slowly comes to the conclusion that her family is nothing like their nearly perfect alter-egos in the comic strip her mother writes, Grant Central Station. As her ideal world begins to fall apart, Charlie has to painstakingly learn to cope with reality. One thing I liked about this book is that it had a very clear message to it, that if you attempt to live in the past, you are sacrificing the present. A lot of the books I read have morals that are hard to extract, but Save the Date's was clear and meaningful. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a lighthearted book that also attempts to teach a life lesson. Reading Save the Date was definitely the highlight of my day, and in the future, I will be reading many more books written by this author. On a scale of 1-5, I would rate this book a 4.5. Milla, grade 7, Yorba Linda Teen Book Bloggers

Sep 23, 2019

Hilariously real, you’ll want to read the whole thing in one day!

Feb 02, 2019

Weddings are always fun, aren't they? Sure they are, except when the planner cancels, a list of other things start spiraling out of control for this particular family. The protagonist, youngest of the family, has never felt so overwhelmed by everything going wrong. But in the process, she learns much about herself, her relationships, and her family. This is not your typical cliche teen novel. It's one of honesty, hope, and most importantly, love.
@Siri of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

BakerStreetIrregular Nov 14, 2018

I really wanted to like this book more than I did, but I didn't find any of the characters from the Grant family likable. The book felt predictable as well, and I could figure out what disaster was going to happen next, which got old rather fast. Towards the end I just skimmed until the last few chapters.

JessicaGma Nov 12, 2018

I wanted to like this much more than I did - as someone else did mention, it was bit For Better or For Worse, and there was TOO MUCH DETAIL. I liked her road trip book but this was soooooooooo freaking slow and not as cutesy as hoped. Pass on this one and pick up the "Epic Detour" one

Aug 31, 2018

Huh. It had fictional cartoon strip by protagonist's mom that's a cross of Peanuts & For Better for Worse peppered throughout three dimensional novel. Didn't expect author to mine Lynn Johnson's biography & bibliography. So non-stop misadventures & subplots parked the potential romance. Ouch on why family house was sold.

Aug 27, 2018

I read the first half of the book in just two days. It was funny and interesting and got my attention. Halfway through it lost me completely. The story was soooo slow and it felt like it was going nowhere, and all the wedding issues were stressing ME out. I started just skimming through the pages until finally the last quarter of the book picked up somewhat.

Jul 13, 2018

Whenever I want a fun or heartfelt summer contemporary read, I always seem to find myself graviating back towards Morgan Matson. Her recent novel, Save the Date is such a fun romcom involving a wedding, constant disasters, and how families can come together during stressful situations. I flew through this one, and it made me laugh so hard.

Jun 29, 2018

I feel bad dnf-ing this because I won it courtesy of the Goodreads First Reads program. But the story just isn't grabbing me, and I'm over a hundred pages in. Normally I LOVE stories about weddings and big families, but the family in this novel is an upper-middle-class white family who (at least from what I've gleaned so far) have lead pretty sheltered, humdrum lives. It serves to make them less sympathetic and more of a New England cliché. And they all have really bland personalities, which is the real killer here. They also seem kind of... rude? To add another pancake to the stack of boredom and irritation, everything that has happened at this point in the novel has been too true-to-life; I've just been reading about the various mundane activities of a bunch of characters I don't care about. It's my fault for having such high expectations, but this isn't the madcap, yet heartwarming wedding plot I'd hoped it would be.

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