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Rayne & Delilah's Midnite Matinee by Jeff Zentner

Rayne & Delilah’s Midnite Matinee

Rayne & Delilah's Midnite Matinee by Jeff Zentner
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Feb 26, 2019 | 400 Pages
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Praise

One of Buzzfeed’s Best YA Books Winter 2019
One of Paste Magazine’s 10 Most Anticipated Young Adult Books of 2019


“As in his award-winning The Serpent King (2016), Zentner packs a poignantly satisfying blend of wit and pathos, with lovable and unpredictable characters. . . . Readers looking for an unforgettable slice of small-town angst will love this one.” —Booklist, starred review

“Zentner’s quick-witted, charming characters tackle real-life issues with snappy dialogue and engaging levity.” —PW, starred review

Zentner nails his teen characters, their longings, and their motivations, and the first chapters are downright hilarious.” —Kirkus

“[A] heartfelt story of a friendship in transition, fueled by funny, rapid-fire dialogue.” —Horn Book

“A quirky fun, read that will give teens all the feels.” —SLJ

“[W]ill no doubt offer hope to readers who want to stay friends when post–high school plans take them in very different directions.” —The Bulletin

Praise for Jeff Zentner’s Goodbye Days


“Jeff Zentner, you perfectly fill the John-Green-sized hole in our heart.” —Justine Magazine

“Evocative, heartbreaking, and beautifully written.” —Buzzfeed

“Masterful.”
“Gorgeous, heartbreaking, and ultimately life-affirming.” Nicola Yoon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything.

“Hold on to your heart: this book will wreck you, fix you, and most definitely change you.” —Becky Albertalli, Morris Award-winning author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

“Tender, honest, moving, and lyrical. Zentner is the real thing.” Benjamin Alire Sáenz, winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and Printz Honor winner

An Indie Next List Selection

“Zentner does an excellent job in creating empathetic characters, especially his protagonist Carver, a budding writer whose first-person account of his plight is artful evidence of his talent.”—Booklist, Starred

“Racial tensions, spoiled reputations, and broken homes all play roles in an often raw meditation on grief and the futility of entertaining what-ifs when faced with awful, irreversible events.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred

“[E]xquisite and tragic.” –Shelf Awareness, Starred

“[A] novel full of wisdom.” —Kirkus

“[The] kind of intelligent, intense, and life-affirming tale that will resonate with teens seeking depth and honesty.” —SLJ 

“An organic, frequently raw narrative.” –Horn Book

“Tissues not optional.” —The Bulletin


Praise for Jeff Zentner’s The Serpent King


A William C. Morris Award Winner
New York Times Notable Book
An Amazon Best Book of the Year
Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year
Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
A BuzzFeed Best YA Book of the Year
An Indie Next List Top Ten Selection
Paste Magazine and popcrush.com Most Anticipated YA Book of the Year
A Publishers Weekly Spring 2016 Flying Start

“Move over, John Green; Zentner is coming for you.” —The New York Public Library

“Will fill the infinite space that was left in your chest after you finished The Perks of Being a Wallflower.” —BookRiot.com  

“A story about friendship, family and forgiveness, it’s as funny and witty as it is utterly heartbreaking.” —PasteMagazine.com

“A brutally honest portrayal of teen life . . . [and] a love letter to the South from a man who really understands it.” —Mashable.com

“Zentner’s great achievement — particularly impressive for a first novel — is to make us believe three such different people could be friends. He also manages to blend a dank, oppressive, Flannery O’Connor-esque sense of place with humor and optimism …. I adored all three of these characters and the way they talked to and loved one another.” —New York Times Book Review

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