“For a long time, I shined my light for someone other than me. But not anymore. Now I shine bright for me.”
What’s it about?
Rayne and Delilah’s Midnite Matinee is about two high school seniors named Josie and Delia. They have a show on public access TV called Midnite Matinee where they act as horror movie TV hosts. But it’s their senior year and life is trying to tug them in different directions. In a last ditch effort to make their TV show big, Josie and Delia go to a convention down in Florida.
That is just a brief summary of what the book is about, but I promise you, you will laugh until you cry and cry until you laugh while reading this.
Josie. Josie’s dream is to make it on TV which is why she started Midnite Matinee with Delia. And let me tell you: Josie is has a perfect TV personality. She is also one of my favorite (and the funniest) characters I have ever read about.
“Me [Josie]: Why is is totally ok to melt cheese on scrambled eggs but you can’t on boiled eggs?
Delia: OMG you’re right. The thought of cheese on boiled eggs makes me wanna vom.
Me: First off you gotta make the boiled eggs hot and that is the grossest thought.”
Lawson. Lawson is an MMA fighter who sometimes makes appearances on Midnite Matinee. I don’t know what to say about him without spoiling what happens besides he is an angel.
Delia’s and Josie’s relationship. They have a great friendship that consists of watching bad horror movies and cheering each other up. They get into hilarious conversations that had me crying with tears. Also, they have someone who works with them named Arliss, whom they have a funny and wonderful relationship with, as well.
Delilah’s story. Her dad left them when she was young and she spends the story trying to track him down. I’m obviously not going to say anything more about what happens, but a lot of lessons are learned through this subplot.
There were many, many more things that I liked about this story, but then you would be reading this review for days. However, these were the main things that I loved about the story but know there is so much more to discover.
This is the time where I would now go on and talk about the things I didn’t like, but there wasn’t a thing that bothered me about this book (other than the fact my heart felt like it was ripped from my chest many times). Anyway, thank you for reading my review and I hope you pick up this book!
“I’m glad things end, though. It forces you to love them ferociously while you have them.”