Parents' Guide to

Save the Date

By Amanda Nojadera, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Wedding mishaps fuel funny tale of family, friendship, love.

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age 15+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 14+

Good Read

I love Morgan Matson’s writing. She writes the perfect amount of humour into her books that offset the deeper issues that the characters are facing. In this case – our main character Charlie is beginning to realize that the people in her life are not perfect, and her life isn’t exactly as it appears to be. Through the course of her sister’s wedding, and her mother’s retirement – Charlie and her family are all brought together, even her distant brother Mike, for one last epic family weekend before the family home is sold. Charlie (is the youngest) has always idolized her older siblings and wants nothing more for a perfect family bonding weekend. From the very start, NOTHING goes according to plan! Charlie feels like her perfect weekend is slipping through her fingers and it is up to her to keep everything together. As the weekend progresses – secrets are revealed, fights are rehashed and weddings are interrupted BUT by the end of the book Charlie begins to see her family as they really are, flawed. She realizes that she has built them up into impossible versions of themselves and it isn’t their fault. It is a wonderful story of growing up and letting go of the things that you thought were true. There are minor uses of foul language and some sexual situations that may not be suitable for younger readers. Suitable for older teens and young adults.
age 15+

read the 1st chapter

the 1st chapter is little more revealing than I was lead to believe.

This title has:

Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

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This fun, lighthearted contemporary YA novel is a perfect read for fans of romantic comedies. Save the Date is full of chaotic laugh-out-loud moments and charming, relatable characters, so teens won't be able to put it down. The entertaining Grant Central Station comics are a great addition to the story, especially the final strip, which provides an emotional conclusion that's full of unconditional love. Although the romance is sweet and slightly predictable, readers will love Charlie's growth as she starts to appreciate her family's flaws and understand that reality is better than perfection.

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