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Rayne & Delilah’s Midnite Matinee by Jeff Zentner

Rayne & Delilah’s Midnite Matinee by Jeff Zentner

Once again, Jeff Zentner creates quirky, teen characters who are witty and delightful. The romance stays clean and appropriate. The story is comical, but also profound. And who can pass up a book with such a marvelous title? Zentner made this book more of a comedy than his others. Some of the scenes are wacky, but they fit perfectly with the characters’ personalities.

Josie and Delia host a local TV show called Midnite Matinee where they review awful, low-budget horror films. It’s crazy, but they have a following. People even send letters. However, senior year is coming to an end and Josie has a great opportunity in another city. Delia wants to hold onto the show and to Josie, because ever since her father left, Delia struggles with feeling abandoned. Their struggles make a powerful story about friendship, growing up, moving on, and finding your own future.

Recommended ages--13 and up

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