Save the Date by Morgan Matson

Save the Date

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 ...


Details Save the Date

TitleSave the Date
ISBN9781481404570
Author
Release DateJun 5th, 2018
PublisherSimon Schuster Books for Young Readers
LanguageEnglish
GenreContemporary, Young Adult, Romance
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Reviews Save the Date

  • Regan
    2018-07-05
    4.5
  • Lola
    2018-02-01
    Morgan Matson didn’t write a book… She wrote a movie.Truly, this content belongs on a huge Hollywood screen. I can easily picture myself laughing out loud at this wedding fiasco… at the movie theatre.It’s definitely unrealistic. The thing is, I don’t at all mind producers stretching reality thin, but when authors do that in my contemporary reads, I get annoyed.Fortunately, it is not all unrealistic. The characters very much feel real an...
  • Shreya (☆High Lady of The Night Court☆)
    2018-06-22
    Charlie Grant is finally going to have her entire family under one roof. Her 4 siblings Danny, JJ, Mike, and Linnie are going to spend the weekend in the Grant home for one last time before her parents sell the house. Linnie’s long time dream of getting married in the Grant home is finally coming true but it’s not going to be easy and everything seems to have a way of going wrong. From power outages, to not having a suit, and that crazy alarm...
  • Ashley Nuckles
    2018-06-12
    Super cute! I loved the family and all the funniness! Can’t wait to read more of Morgan Matson‘s books!
  • emma
    2018-06-12
    This wasn't even slightly what I expected/have long wanted from this book.........but I think I liked it????Like. I think I liked it a lot????I DON'T KNOW BUT. EXCITING.review to come!!-------------------I bought a signed first edition of this book (good). But my copy had three stickers on the dust jacket (bad). Not a single one of those stickers came off easily and NOW THERE ARE TRACES OF STICKER GOOP PRESENT.WHICH IS VERY, VERY BAD INDEED.If th...
  • Maureen
    2018-01-23
    I loved this SO much and I am very emotional. I think it might’ve knocked Amy & Roger from my #2 spot of favorite MM books.I won’t really talk in depth about much to spare anyone the waiting but I LOVED the characters, the big family, and all the hijinks. SO MUCH GOOD STUFF.Will probably reread and do a video review closer to when the book releases in June.
  • jessica
    2018-08-07
    i grew up with a small family - just my parents and younger brother. i do have a bigger extended family, but they lived so far away that i rarely saw them. so reading books about large family dynamics is always exciting for me because i get a chance to experience something unfamiliar. and i think family is the one thing this book did right. i absolutely adored all of the interactions and banter between the grant siblings. there was a moment where...
  • may ❀
    2018-04-20
    i adore weddings, like its such a fun time for celebration ft. mountains of food and a free space where no one will judge you for stuffing your facehonestly, does it get better??so going into this book, i was highkey ready for that 5 star rating and well, i didn't dislike it, but it didn't shake my world either Pros - BIG. NOISY. FAMILY.- fun, lighthearted, family-oriented plot - ft. //that// brother that always has the lame jokes that everyone ...
  • Natasha Polis
    2018-08-04
    More like a 3.5 BECAUSE I'VE NEVRR BEEN MORE STRESSED READING THIS BOOK. BUT DAMN. POIGNANT THERE AT THE END. I feel like as an adult, I got it, it resonated in me, but to a teen this could be just a fun read. But type A personality almost DNF this book so hard. Oh gosh, some scenes I wish I read while taking shots. LOL
  • Claudia Ramírez
    2018-06-30
    Ohhhh. This was so FUNNY and CUTE. My first Morgan Matson’s book :).
  • (Bern) Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
    2018-06-18
    "How was it that you only fully realized what you had when it was gone? And I knew there would be new friends, new experiences, maybe even amazing adventures ahead of me. But I felt like I needed, for just a moment, to appreciate what I was - what we all were - leaving behind." Save the Date was such an enjoyable, comfy read. The Grant family was the kind of family we'd all want to be a part of. They were funny, imperfect, loving and so real. It...
  • Nat
    2018-06-10
    It was that feeling like when the lights come up after a movie—how it takes a minute to let go of the world you’d been immersed in. I've been patiently waiting for this newest Matson's book, back when its release date had been set for the same day as Sarah Dessen's Once and For All, both surrounding the wedding season, though, the latter is more on planning than attending one. Save the Date still holds the same hectic atmosphere since the m...
  • Heather 'Bookables'
    2018-06-18
    3.75/5It was all about a wedding which is my jam so I loved reading behind the scenes of one. I also enjoyed how it mostly centered around the Grant family & the complexity of the relationships between them all.🍰 🐶I’m not going to lie, this book annoyed me at times. Mostly the situations in it really. Almost every situation if something could go wrong, it did...big time. It often reminded me of some movies where crazy situations keep happ...
  • Warda
    2018-07-23
    This book had one of the best family dynamics that I’ve read in a long time. So loving, so flawed and so funny!
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    2018-07-12
    Oh my goodness, this was every sort of lighthearted, introspective, heartwarming, and relatable fun I was hoping for in a new Morgan Matson book. She and Maurene Goo both have this amazing ability to write the most realistic, lovable characters who feel like complex people you could totally know. Charlie is an upper-middle class teen facing the typical college decisions and dealing with saying goodbye on several levels to the life & world she's a...
  • Mary H
    2016-10-20
    Save the Date is absolutely wonderful. it's funny and touching and just... wonderful. I love the focus on thr Grant family, and it was really cool to see the dynamic among the family as a whole unit as well as in smaller groupings. And all the wedding hijinks are amazing. Full review to come!Pre-review:I can't make this stupid gif load correctly, but to quote Tom Haverford: "This is America. I want it now!"
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    2018-07-19
    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/I wanted this book as soon as I saw the cover. Naturally that meant I was denied an ARC and had to wait for the library to listen to another of my “please sir, may I have some more” requests for it to be purchased. I went into Save the Date hoping for something reminiscent of this . . . . Without so much of this . . . . But with some of this . . . . And that’s pretty much what I...
  • Camila Roy ••RoyIsReading••
    2018-06-13
    RATING: 4.5/5One of my most anticipated releases of 2018 and it was completely worth the wait ☺This would make an AMAZING movie! RATING: 4.5/5One of my most anticipated releases of 2018 and it was completely worth the wait ☺️This would make an AMAZING movie!
  • ambsreads
    2018-06-11
    thank you so much to simon & schuster for sending me a full copy in exchange for an honest review TO READ MORE OF MY REVIEWS CLICK HEREI have been anticipating Save The Date by Morgan Matson for some time now. I absolutely love Morgan Matson’s books and the ultimate feel-good vibe they give me. Save The Date was not what I was expecting. It shocked me so much at what an overwhelming feel-good read this was (yes, this is the third review in a ro...
  • Alana • thebookishchick
    2018-07-16
    Rating: 4.5 starsWho let me sleep on Morgan Matson books for so long?!?! Seriously, I want to know because I've been missing out. This was such a cute and funny story and yet it got real deep at times too, which I totally was not expecting. The characters were all extremely lovable and somehow this book made it feel like I actually grew up with the Grant family.The story revolves around Charlie, whose older sister Linnie is getting married in a b...
  • Sylvie
    2018-07-05
    4.5/5 Stars!!'Save the Date' has been my second book by Morgan Matson, and just like her previous book it was amazing. Her books are never disappointing and this book was everything I needed at the moment. It can easily be said on my part how amazing it'll be if it were to adapted into a film.About the book: Matson's latest novel follows the Grant family during the weekend of their oldest daughter, Linnie's wedding. Our main character, Charlie Gr...
  • Helene Jeppesen
    2018-06-10
    2.5/5 stars. Out of all of Morgan Matson’s books, this one was my least favourite. To me, “Save the Date” reads like a comedy in which everything goes wrong all the time, to the point that it’s not even realistic anymore. Charlie is our protagonist, and she’s trying to balance everything during one weekend in which her sister is getting married. Charlie wants for everything to go perfectly; needless to say, things go awry pretty quickly...
  • Sophia
    2018-06-18
    honestly i will probably like anything morgan matson writes. this book is so stressful tbh. as the summary suggests, lots of things go awry before/during/after this wedding and it constantly put me on edge. but there's such beauty in the family dynamic, in the gradual way charlie learns to transition into a new stage of her life, and in the coming-of-age/stepping-into-adulthood activity of recognizing that an idealization is not truth.
  • Kylie
    2018-07-30
    *3.5 Stars*This book is very cute and family oriented! It follows the hectic day of and day before Linnie’s wedding. It was pretty entertaining but all of the chaos did start to get to be a little overboard. Also, in my opinion Charlie is way too immature for her age. But I did enjoy this nonetheless!
  • Sophie Marsden
    2016-12-29
    Oh hi, new Morgan Matson book. I had no idea you existed. WHY DID I HAVE NO IDEA YOU EXISTED.Okay guys I am FREAKING OUT about this now. Sadly it's not 2017, but early 2018 is better than late 2018!! This sounds so adorable, I love weddings and chaos. I'm super surprised that it's only 288 pages though, like whaaattt? I love long contemporaries, but I'm sure this'll still be amazing. I CAN'T EVEN CONTAIN MY EXCITEMENT OVER THE COVER REVEAL. This ...
  • Kyla Harris
    2018-07-23
    Plot - 14/20 Characters - 14/20 Creativity - 15/20Writing - 16/20 Pace - 6/10Ending - 7/1074/100 = B-3.5/5 starsSuch a cute story surrounded by family, and how crazy life can get at times. Really hated the romance at the beginning but the ending was sweet and adorable. About half way the story gets pretty repetitive in disasters but after it wraps up in such a sweet beautiful way it was worth it(: Love Morgan Matson and her writing style, nothing...
  • Stacee
    2018-07-04
    2.5 stars?I had only heard gushing reviews of how great this book was, so I was pretty excited for it when I finally got around to it. Sadly, I was bored. I guess Charlie was an okay MC. The family was huge and because there were so many people to keep track of, no one felt fleshed out. And I legit couldn’t keep track of the brothers. Plot wise it was bland. I mean, there are so many things happening that it was a bit too convoluted. Several of...
  • beth
    2018-07-25
    Rating - 4.5 stars.I did not read almost 300 pages of this in a day. What? 😳I absolutely loved this. It’s definitely a close second to Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson which is my absolute favourite book by her. I didn’t think anything could come close but this book definitely did! I loved the family so much. Please can somebody get me a J.J? He was easily my favourite character the whole way through. It didn’t quite make 5 sta...