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Rayne & Delilah's Midnite Matinee
Rayne & Delilah's Midnite Matinee | Jeff Zentner
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"Anyone can break your heart--Jeff Zentner can also make you laugh out loud!" --RAINBOW ROWELL, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Carry On and Eleanor & Park From the Morris Award-winning author of The Serpent King comes a contemporary novel about two best friends who must make tough decisions about their futures--and the TV show they host--in their senior year of high school. Every Friday night, best friends Delia and Josie become Rayne Ravencroft and Delilah Darkwood, hosts of the campy creature feature show Midnite Matinee on the local cable station TV Six. But with the end of senior year quickly approaching, the girls face tough decisions about their futures. Josie has been dreading graduation, as she tries to decide whether to leave for a big university and chase her dream career in mainstream TV. And Lawson, one of the show's guest performers, a talented MMA fighter with weaknesses for pancakes, fantasy novels, and Josie, is making her tough decision even harder. Scary movies are the last connection Delia has to her dad, who abandoned the family years ago. If Midnite Matinee becomes a hit, maybe he'll see it and want to be a part of her life again. And maybe Josie will stay with the show instead of leaving her behind, too. As the tug-of-war between growing up and growing apart tests the bonds of their friendship, Josie and Delia start to realize that an uncertain future can be both monstrous...and momentous. "I laughed, cried, and fell over-the-moon in love with Rayne & Delilah's Midnite Matinee." --JENNIFER NIVEN, New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places and Holding Up the Universe "A testament to the power of friendship and big dreams, Rayne & Delilah's Midnite Matinee had me laughing aloud on one page and sobbing on the next. A resounding triumph." --NIC STONE, New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin "Rayne & Delilah's Midnite Matinee starts as comedy about the wildly imperfect, and ends as poetry about the ever-hoping heart. I don't know how you write that book. Fortunately, Jeff Zentner does." --JESSE ANDREWS, New York Times bestselling author of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
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yvo_about_books
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What's more fitting than starting this book with another Delilah snoozing on my lap?!?! 😍🐱🐾 #catsoflitsy

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Missusb
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My #augustreadingstats Pretty good month, considering I felt overwhelmed by school commitments. Looking forward to September which is basically my free month. No standing orders to read, so I catch up on all the books I missed through the year. No doubt I will post a #tbrpile later today. I am participating in an instagram challenge this month, and will add pics here too. #doubleup it‘s #springtime here in 🇦🇺🇦🇺📚📚today.

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NovelNancy
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Two best friends & co-hosts of a cable access show featuring old low-budget horror & sci-fi movies. Josie's goal is to work in TV. Delia hopes her dad who left years ago might see her on TV. Their 2 families are quite different - it's just Delia & her mom scraping by. Josie has college & the whole world ahead of her; she's been planning to go away to college in the fall until an unexpected boy enters her life causing her to rethink everything.

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That-Bookish-Hiker
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This book was exactly what I needed right now.

It gave me all the feels and just was so good and so cute! I loved the friendship between Rayne (Josie) and Delilah. Their banter and love for each other was just so heartwarming. I laughed so much reading this story.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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That-Bookish-Hiker
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😂 😂

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LilMrmd79
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Now that we are the only ones left at the dog park, I can read a bit. 😉

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BookishMarginalia
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A lovely story of friendship, love, growing up, and moving on, with lots of banter, crappy horror movies, public access television, and mixed martial arts thrown in. Well worth a read.

MidnightBookGirl Hmm, I am also a huge fan of crappy horror movies! I think I have this book somewhere around. ;) 9mo
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TracyReadsBooks
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Wonderful story of friendship, horror movies & public access tv, families—the ones we‘re born into/the ones we make—& life on the cusp on big changes. Zentner‘s writing is fantastic—he writes great dialog & the banter between Rayne & Delilah is a definite highlight & offers lighter moments in the midst of the emotional upheaval of senior year. Great secondary characters also a bonus. A quiet, enjoyable YA read with a tear or two by the end.

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😂

ravenlee That‘s strangely specific. 10mo
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TracyReadsBooks
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I loved Zentner‘s first two books and am looking forward to this one—also anticipating some laughing, maybe even a few tears. He has a way of doing that to readers...

BookHoarder32 Loved this! ❤️ 10mo
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businessmermaid
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Really enjoying this one so far. Sweet, funny, and sad at once. Plus, it‘s set near my hometown of Memphis, Tennessee!

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Lovesbooks87
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I loved this book is such a fun read. I can't believe that I have never read anything by Jeff Zenter before. Delia and Joise have their own show on public access cable station. This book touched so many issues finding love, dealing with trying to find out what you want to do in the future and dealing with a parent abandoning a one of them as a child. I loved Joise and Delia so much. I was sad when the book was over!

BookHoarder32 I loved this one too! I've read and liked Goodbye Days, but that one's subject matter was a little heavier. 11mo
Lovesbooks87 @BookHoarder32 I have Goodbye Days just haven't read it yet. I also found his other book at the dollar store last week! 11mo
BookHoarder32 Wow! Awesome score. I haven't read that one yet. Looking forward to your review 11mo
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rachelsbrittain
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📚Books read: 17

📚Pages read: 4,823

📚Favorite(s): The Bride Test, Grishaverse, Rayne and Delilah's Midnite Matinee, and The Black God's Drums (but honestly I read so many good ones this month)

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Great job! 📖💖 11mo
rachelsbrittain @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego thank you! It was a pretty good reading month 😊 11mo
Sarz Becoming wasn't one of your favourites? Interesting! 11mo
Sarz Great work though! 11mo
rachelsbrittain @Sarz I mean I loved it! That's why I said there were a lot of great books I read this month 😅 11mo
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rachelsbrittain
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Friday night reading ⭐

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rachelsbrittain
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Still working on finishing up Becoming and 20,000 Leagues, but decided to treat myself by finally starting this beauty (since I love both of Zetner's other books so much)

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kyraleseberg
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So excited for this ARC!

Lovesbooks87 I can't wait to read it! 11mo
kyraleseberg @Lovesbooks87 I finished last night - wow, it was amazing! Honestly one of the best YA I've read in years. 11mo
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Nitpickyabouttrains
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This arc coming out this month was a fun read for #comingoutin2019. #halfbloodbingo #bookbingo

BookHoarder32 I have this on reserve at the library 🎉 12mo
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Schlinkles
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Any book with raving blurbs from Rainbow Rowell, Nic Stone, and Jennifer Niven is bound to be good

mrsmarch I feel like I‘ve managed to miss all your latest posts! Bad timing, me. 🎂🍓🐇 1y
Schlinkles @mrsmarch I feel the same about yours! 1y
mrsmarch @Schlinkles Usually I‘m asleep by now...mom problems. 1y
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