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Take Me Home Tonight

Take Me Home Tonight, May 2021
by Morgan Matson

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
416 pages
ISBN: 1481498983
EAN: 9781481498982
Kindle: B08TX66YRL
Hardcover / e-Book
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"Ferris Bueller’s Day Off with a dash of Adventures in Babysitting"

Fresh Fiction Review

Take Me Home Tonight
Morgan Matson

Reviewed by Jennifer Rummel
Posted April 29, 2021

Young Adult | Fiction

When Stevie’s father bails on her birthday dinner celebration, her BFF Kat realizes it’s the perfect opportunity to save their disappointing day. They can travel into the city together and have an adventure. Together they come up with a plan to stay the night at their friend’s house. And they sneak into the city without telling their parents.

Kat can’t wait to tell Stevie of her plan for the night, but Stevie isn’t excited about the plan. They run into Stevie’s step-sister who demands their help. But in helping her out, they end up locked out of her apartment in the middle of New York City with a dog that isn’t theirs and without their belongings.

That’s when things go sideways. With everything going terribly wrong, Kat and Stevie get into a massive fight on the subway platform right after Stevie’s phone breaks. In the rush to get on the subway, Kat gets left behind. With no phone and no money, neither girl knows what to do or how to solve their argument.

They go their separate way in New York City and try to unravel their feelings. Each girl has an adventure that helps them realize their mistakes and they both discover some hard truths about themselves.

TAKE ME HOME TONIGHT by Morgan Matson takes place in 12 hours where two friends have a terrible night yet amazing night. Getting stuck in the city is no one’s idea of a good time and yet both girls survive, learn something about themselves, and even thrive. There’s romance, betrayals, understanding, motorbikes, an attempted mugging, a cute dog, and so much more. This book is Ferris Bueller’s Day Off with a dash of Adventures in Babysitting.  

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Ferris Bueller meets Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist in this romp through the city that never sleeps from the New York Times-bestselling author of Since You've Been Gone.

Kat and Stevie may be best friends, but they are opposites in almost every way, except for the one that counts: they've both spent the last three years in Stanwich High's theater program, paying their dues. Now that they're seniors, they're ready to race into the future.

But before all that, they're sneaking out to spend a perfect night together in New York City. The plan is to go to the hottest restaurant, see an underground show, and have an adventure along the way.

What isn't in the plan:

Lost phones.
A massive fight.
A tiny pomeranian named Brad.
Losing each other.

Now, alone in New York City without money, without phones, and without one another, Kat and Stevie have to figure out what to do next. But there's a dog to return to its owner, a show to catch, a reservation to make, a party to crash, and a very cute boy to kiss. And if they manage to do all that, they might just find their way back to each other before the clock in Grand Central strikes midnight.

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1 comment posted.

Re: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off with a dash of Adventures in Babysitting

(Benhvien Giammo 3:39am May 4)

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