Parents' Guide to

Take Me Home Tonight

By Amanda Nojadera, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Dramatic, fast-paced tale set in NYC highlights friendship.

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Morgan Matson's dramatic, fast-paced coming-of-age tale highlights friendship, family, communication and perseverance. Told from multiple perspectives, the story shows how Kat and Stevie's friendship is put to the test during one unforgettable phoneless night in New York City. Kat often comes across as annoying and selfish, but readers will appreciate how she becomes a more supportive friend to Stevie while also realizing there's more to life than theater. Readers will also appreciate how Stevie finds her voice and develops a stronger relationship with her dad and step-siblings.

While there are plenty of hilarious mishaps and swoon-worthy scenes, Take Me Home Tonight could do without Teri's chapters, which felt unnecessary and too far-fetched. However, teens will find important lessons about being present, enjoying the moment in person, and paying attention to the small details to show people you love them.

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