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Friday, July 30, 2010

Save the Date by Tamara Summers

Title: Save the Date
Author: Tamara Summers
ISBN: 9780061366321
Publisher: HarperTeen
Page #: 314
Source: From My Library

"Victoria Finnegan to marry Kevin Ork in the Rose Bower of Cynthia Flair Botanical Gardens Sunday, June 17, 3 p.m.
Dress: very flowery.

Paris Finnegan is marrying Jiro Kuan on the beach at Huntsville National Park Saturday, August 11, 1 p.m.
Dress: Um . . . she's not really making me wear overalls, right???

Hideous bridesmaid dress fitting #6
Calm Victoria down
Try not to kill Paris
Try not to think about wedding planner's hot son
Do not date wedding planner's hot son
Stop kissing wedding planner's hot son!!!"
First Lines:

"I'm never having a wedding.
When I meet my dream boy - who will not be (a) boring, (b) obnoxiously fit, (c) an enormous roll-playing dork, or (d) a Taiwanese model I barely know, like certain other people's husbands I could mention - my plan is to skip the whole inevitable wedding catastrophe."
Page 1

It probably wasn't very smart for me to read this book right now. It's all about a girl who is suffering through being a bridesmaid for the billionth time because she has lots of older sisters. It's a really cute story and the main characters are a lot of fun. And I loved the book, but I'm trying to set aside my own bridal stuff to review it.

Ahem. I thought it was kinda funny that her older sisters were serious bridezillas, but that word was never used. I was just waiting for it. But alas! It's quite the trip through receptions, showers, ceremonies and all the drama that ensues. I love that she is believes she is cursed because of the dates she brings to the weddings. It's just really clever and gave the story a bit more meat that just a cutesy little book. Well, kinda.

This book was a 24 hour read for me. It was very fast, but a great getaway from all the serious stuff I've been reading lately. It was even fast when I was stopping every once in a while contemplating wedding specifics. I honestly couldn't help it - I've had my own wedding details running in my head lately, so it only makes sense.

I would definitely recommend this to someone looking for a good, light teen romance. It absolutely fits the bill and is a lot of fun along the way. I've read other things by this author and have always enjoyed the books. And after "running around" online, I'm reminded that this is a pseudonym. Well here's the website for the author :). ______________________________________________
Other Blog Reviews:

HPL Teen Space
Okay, so I only found these two reviews. But it could be because when I typed in "Save the Date" and such, I got a lot of wedding stuff. Now I'm staring at Save the Date Magnets. Darn reviewing. :)


Lily Michelon Rosenthal said...

I'm posting this here because I don't know where else to put it :)

I noticed you already have a Versatile Blogger Award, but too late -- I also awarded you one on my blog.

You can see it here: http://afterthefallyalit.blogspot.com/2010/08/versatile-blogger-awards.html


Alison said...

Hey there. I just awarded you the Versatile Blogger Award. I guess I'm not the only one...we're all swimming in awards :-)
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