I’ve listened to this as an audiobook and I thought it was a great way to read this book. I am not sure I would have liked it as much if I had read the physical copy.
Charlie Grant is the youngest in a family of 5 brothers and sisters; she is the only one still living at home. Their mother is a cartoonist and she draws about their family. Charlie’s sister is getting married and Charlie is excited about having all her siblings in their house again, which had not happened for 5 years. She has been planning this for months and she can’t wait to have the perfect weekend with them. Unfortunately, all will not go according to plan.
I think it was really funny that everything was a total disaster in the wedding planning, and every time you think it couldn’t be worse something even bigger happens (it’s funny cause I am also currently planning my wedding and some of those things could totally happen to me).
The characters were great and even if you only have Charlie’s point of view you also get to know them a little bit better.
The whole book is a about Charlie not wanting things to change, it was the main theme of the book and I thought it was really well done. In the end, you get that changes are scary but they can be for the best too.
If you have read Megan Matson’s books before and you enjoyed it, you will definitely enjoy this one as well. It was a funny, cute and entertaining read.
Such a brilliant read!
I thought I was reading a romance, and it was, but it was so much more than that too. It was a family, and their lives. There were moments that felt so raw and real, and moments when I laughed along with them. If this was a movie, it would be one helluva cast of characters. Each person was unique and had me wanting to know more about them.
The Grant family. What a family indeed.
I hope, even though this story completely ended, that there will be another book. I want to know what life is like after the divorce. Where does Charlie go when she goes home from university? These burning questions will linger in my mind.
Another great read from Morgan Matson. She is quickly becoming a YA favorite of mine.