7 Aug 2018

Review: Save the Date

'' ''Charlie?'' He looked up at me, his expression grim. ''I think we have a problem.'' ''


From Goodreads:
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 crush Jesse Foster—all that can wait. She wants to focus on making the weekend perfect.
The only problem? The weekend is shaping up to be an absolute disaster.
There’s the unexpected dog with a penchant for howling, house alarm that won’t stop going off, and a papergirl with a grudge.
There are the relatives who aren’t speaking, the (awful) girl her favorite brother brought home unannounced, and a missing tuxedo.
Not to mention the neighbor who seems to be bent on sabotage and a storm that is bent on drenching everything. The justice of the peace is missing. The band will only play covers. The guests are all crazy. And the wedding planner’s nephew is unexpectedly, distractingly…cute.
Over the course of three ridiculously chaotic days, Charlie will learn more than she ever expected about the family she thought she knew by heart. And she’ll realize that sometimes, trying to keep everything like it was in the past means missing out on the future.

Nothing is going according to plan. Almost every chapter could either begin or end with the sentence ''I think we have a problem.''
The book was a hilarious read. Anything and everything that could go wrong went wrong. The comedy was ever-so-present in the chapters and scenes. At times the characters were almost desperate for something to go right, but nothing would. The stress for the Good Morning America interview added to the stressing for the wedding made the entire Grant household an eventful chaos. A hilarious chaos, but chaos nonetheless.

Under all the comedy, and mishaps is lying a heavy undercurrent of untold truths. A shadow is hanging over the Grant house, which is to be revealed later in the book.

The characters all compliment the plot in their own way. Each character had their designated role in it, there weren't any extra hanging around. Sometimes this created something like a bubble around the scenes like nothing existed outside their line of vision. It's noticeable but not bothering at all. Or at least to me it wasn't.

This perfect summer read delivers a heartfelt story of a family in the middle of the most monumental event of their lives so far.

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