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by
Morgan Matson

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Imprint
Print
ISBN
9781481404570
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Language: Mild Language, Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes
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Charlie is excited that her sister is getting married at their family home. The only problem? The wedding is shaping up to be an absolute disaster.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Language: Mild Language, Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

480

Trim Size

8 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Dewey

F

AR

0: points 0

Lexile

900L

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Aug 2018

Book Genres

Fiction

Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Booklist, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly

School Library Journal

It’s all about family drama in Matson’s latest that takes place over a three-day weekend. Charlie Grant’s life is far from perfect. Her parents are selling the house she grew up in, her mother’s long-running, much-beloved comic strip is ending, one of her brothers is estranged from the rest of the family, and she has to decide where she is going to college next year. But this weekend needs to be perfect. Charlie’s oldest sibling is getting married in the backyard. It’s the last time that everyone will be together in the house before they sell it. Of course, nothing goes as planned. One disaster after another puts Charlie together with the event planner’s assistant, who just happens to be totally cute and nice. Meanwhile, Charlie is distracted by her long-time crush, Jesse, her brother Mike’s best friend. Despite the two possible love interests, the focus is on the family drama. Readers will likely guess the secrets that are revealed before Charlie does, but that doesn’t detract from the story. There are a lot of characters to keep track of (a character list at the beginning of the book helps), and the “what can go wrong, will go wrong” trope can wear a little thin. Still, the likable characters and quirky details will please Matson’s fans, even if the romantic elements of the story take a backseat. Watch for a cameo from Andie and Clark from The Unexpected Everything. VERDICT Recommended where realistic fiction is popular.—Mindy Rhiger, Hennepin County Library, MN

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

It’s all about family drama in Matson’s latest that takes place over a three-day weekend. Charlie Grant’s life is far from perfect. Her parents are selling the house she grew up in, her mother’s long-running, much-beloved comic strip is ending, one of her brothers is estranged from the rest of the family, and she has to decide where she is going to college next year. But this weekend needs to be perfect. Charlie’s oldest sibling is getting married in the backyard. It’s the last time that everyone will be together in the house before they sell it. Of course, nothing goes as planned. One disaster after another puts Charlie together with the event planner’s assistant, who just happens to be totally cute and nice. Meanwhile, Charlie is distracted by her long-time crush, Jesse, her brother Mike’s best friend. Despite the two possible love interests, the focus is on the family drama. Readers will likely guess the secrets that are revealed before Charlie does, but that doesn’t detract from the story. There are a lot of characters to keep track of (a character list at the beginning of the book helps), and the “what can go wrong, will go wrong” trope can wear a little thin. Still, the likable characters and quirky details will please Matson’s fans, even if the romantic elements of the story take a backseat. Watch for a cameo from Andie and Clark from The Unexpected Everything. VERDICT Recommended where realistic fiction is popular.—Mindy Rhiger, Hennepin County Library, MN

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