Genre: Young Adult Fiction – Contemporary
Target Audience: 12+
Goodreads Rating: 4/5
- So cute! Morgan Matson always knows how to write the most adorable stories 😀
- Incredibly fast-paced. It was hard to keep up! (In the best way, of course! – No getting bored here!)
- Love, love, love the big family aspect.
- Living for the drama! :O It was crazy, but in a realistic kind of way. Y’know? Ya feel me?
- All of the characters seem so in-depth. Despite there being so many, it’s so easy to keep up.
- I found the romance portion of this romance to be lacking a little. They mention a cute boy, and check, he’s there. Along with another cute boy (which the blurb ignores). It just fizzles without any pop!
- Loved the comic aspect. (Morgan really knows how to throw the pop culture in the books and it truly makes the books that much better.)
- Really like the main character’s personality. She’s only trying to help… whilst figuring out the chaos that is her life. The usual!
- Still waiting on that damn pop!
- Loved the chaos that was this book.
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, distractedly 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.