Rayne & Delilah’s Midnite Matinee by Jeff Zentner – a cute friendship and love story

“For a long time I shined my light for someone other than me. But not anymore. Now I shine bright for me. You can create light even when everyone's left you behind because that's what you do. It's what I do.” ― Jeff Zentner, Rayne & Delilah's Midnite Matinee First off, let me just say, I loved this book! I have heard so much (really good reviews) about Jeff Zentner's books and I hadn't read one until this one. This book was laugh out loud funny! Josie and Delia are soo funny and quirky. I wish they were real people because I know that they would just be a ball of fun! Speaking of quirky, I've seen reviews from people who thought that the quirk was too much. I, personally, thought that it was fun and light-hearted besides they're best friends, like, if you can't be silly and goofy with your best friend then who can you be silly and goofy with? Also, it is set in Jackson, Tennessee. For those of you that don't know, I'm from TN and I live just a few hours out of Jackson. I thought that was pretty cool to read a story in a familiar setting. I don't really come across many books that are set in Tennessee. Josie and Delia are so girl power and I loved it!! I am here for all of that! It also has a little romance sprinkled in but that aspect didn't take over the entire story once it did happen. Also, the romance is so subtle in this book but OMG it's sooo adorable. I hardcore ship Josie and Lawson. Also, it has a road trip! I love road trip stories, ya'll! ❤ I've talked a lot about how this book is light-hearted and fun but it also very emotional. I had tears in my eyes and I was trying so hard not to cry in front of everyone so many times! This book touches so well on mental health, parental problems and struggles, growing up and growing apart (sort of). The mental health representation is done so well and I really appreciated that. All in all I enjoyed the heck out of this book and I highly recommend it! “I’m glad things end, though. It forces you to love them ferociously while you have them. There’s nothing worth having that doesn’t die.” ― Jeff Zentner,Rayne & Delilah's Midnite Matinee