I love weddings (real ones and fictional ones). There’s so much going on and everything is so crazy, but then somehow, by the time the actual wedding comes around, everything has ended up working itself out and you always have such a great time! I’ve been a part of planning and really implementing one wedding (my brother’s) but I helped out at my cousin’s, my sister-in-law’s cousin’s, my other cousin’s, and all four of my neighbor’s daughters’ weddings, so you could say I have a lot of experience with weddings. That’s why I was so excited to read Save the Date! All I knew about it at the beginning was that it was about a girl during her sister’s wedding, and being the kind of person I am, I just had to read it.
Save the Date 4/5 Stars
Summary 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.
I loved so much about this book! The Grant siblings were so funny and they had such a great dynamic amongst each other. Reading about them almost made it seem as though they were your friends who you had known for years. And the problems that they had within each other and with the wedding were so real and I could see that happening to any family (I mean, not in the exact same way that the problems happened within the book, but like the general premise of the problems). I was a little annoyed with the way that everything seemed to wrap up nicely, but I know that if it didn’t, I would have been pissed off, so you know, kind of an un-winnable situation there.
Did y’all read Save the Date? How did y’all feel about the Grant family and Linnie’s wedding?