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Rayne & Delilah's Midnite Matinee by Jeff Zentner
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Feb 26, 2019 | ISBN 9781524720209

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One of Buzzfeed’s Best YA Books of the Year
One of Paste Magazine’s 10 Most Anticipated Young Adult Books of the Year

“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

“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.” Starred Review, Booklist

“Zentner’s quick-witted, charming characters tackle real-life issues with snappy dialogue and engaging levity.” –Starred Review, Publishers Weekly

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

“[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.” –School Library Journal

“[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 of the Center for Children’s Books

“As funny as it is bittersweet.” –Shelf Awareness

PRAISE FOR Goodbye Days:

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

“Evocative, heartbreaking, and beautifully written.” Buzzfeed

“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.” Starred Review, Booklist

“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.” –Starred Review, Publishers Weekly

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

“An organic, frequently raw narrative.” Horn Book

PRAISE FOR The Serpent King:

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

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

“As funny and witty as it is utterly heartbreaking.” —Paste Magazine

“A love letter to the South from a man who really understands it.” —Mashable

“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


Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award NOMINEE 2020

Georgia Peach Book Award NOMINEE 2021

New Mexico Land of Enchantment Book Award NOMINEE 2020

Chicago Public Library Best Books SELECTION 2019

Texas TAYSHAS High School Reading List SELECTION 2020

YALSA Best Books for Young Adults SELECTION 2020

Utah Children’s Book Award AWARD 2021

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