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.
This book was a most enjoyable read. Love the story idea and the cover for it. Enjoy some of the main characters in the book. There lots of people to remember in the book, since the main character has a huge family.
Charlie, I liked her in the book. She can be stubborn at times. Also she not a huge fan of change. This wedding will change a lot for her towards the end. So many misadventures happen leading up the big day of her sister wedding. Can she be able to pull it all together in the end?
This book is a good summer read. For people who enjoy wedding planning and lots of family bonding. This book shows you that there is no such thing as a perfect family.
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3 thoughts on “Save the Date by Morgan Matson”
I enjoyed the book overall but thought it could have been a hundred pages shorter. It felt like too much got crammed into one weekend. If only 1/3 of the stuff had gone wrong it still would have gotten the point across
Yes it was a very long book. It could have been more shorter.