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Review: Save the Date by Morgan Matson

This was an enjoyable read. It unexpectedly tugged at my heartstrings a little. The premise of the story is that Charlie Grant’s older sister is getting married at their family home. Which means that all five siblings will be together again. Unfortunately, there are several mishaps, and the wedding starts off to a very rough start.

Like mentioned previously, I enjoyed the book. It was a fun read, and I found myself laughing out loud or even wincing at the situations that the character’s faced or the disaster of the situation. I couldn’t help but wonder how this all would play on screen. It would be glorious because this book features several unfortunate events that happen to the Grant family that are unbelievable but also hilarious.

A major theme within this book was family. Charlie was a particular interesting character. She is the younger sister of the family. All of her siblings have moved out of the house, and she is the only one left. She has this strong desire to drop everything because of her siblings. I’ve never encountered a character like her. Her family is everything to her and she tends to disregard or ignore anything or everyone that she feels would threatened her bond with them. Throughout the book, she’s constantly holding on to this idea of a perfect family. You see her struggle with that. And at the end, you see her come to turns with reality. And that was an interesting journey to see happen.

There is some sort of romance within this book. But it isn’t prominent. When you’re introduced to it, you immediately can guess the true nature of the situation and how it is going to turn out. Which I enjoyed. Because this book is the strongest when it is focused on family. Because there are many lessons to be taught and I wouldn’t want that to be overshadowed by a lack luster or unnecessary romance.

Final Analysis

Save the Date is a smart, funny, and emotional read. You can help but be draw to the unfortunate events that take place in the span of three days.

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