Rayne & Delilah's Midnite Matinee by Jeff ZentnerRayne & Delilah's Midnite Matinee by Jeff Zentner

Rayne & Delilah's Midnite Matinee

byJeff Zentner

Hardcover | February 26, 2019

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High school seniors & best friends Delia & Josie are two of the brightest stars on TV . . . local cable TV. When senior year ends, they have to make a tough decision that will test the bonds of their friendship. A funny, contemporary novel from the Morris Award winning author of The Serpent King.

High school seniors and best friends Delia and Josie are two of the brightest stars on TV . . . TV Six, that is, the premiere public access cable station of Jackson, Tennessee. Every Saturday night the duo slip into their on-screen personas, Rayne Ravenscroft and Delilah Darkwood, to host the Midnite Matinee--an enthusiastic, if underwatched, creature feature that brings back the best, the bizarre and the usually zero-budget horror and sci-fi flicks of the 1950s and 60s.
     But with the end of senior year quickly approaching, the girls must face tough decisions about their futures. For Josie, that probably means leaving town for a big university, and chasing her dream career in mainstream TV. If only she didn't have to leave the show--and Delia--behind to get the life she wants. But the future isn't the only thing Josie feels guilty about. Soon she begins falling for the charismatic MMA fighter, Lawson, and her commitment to the show and Delia is pushed to its limits.
     Delia can't imagine a life that doesn't involve Midnite Matinee. Scary movies are the one connection she has to her dad who skipped town on her and her mom years ago. If the show becomes a hit, maybe her dad will see it and want to be a part of her life again. And maybe Josie will want to stay in their small town and build her career from home.
     As the line between growing up and growing apart blurs, Josie and Delia must test the bonds of friendship and learn that an uncertain future can be both monstrous . . . and momentous.
JEFF ZENTNER is the author of New York Times Notable Book The Serpent King and Goodbye Days. He has won the William C. Morris Award, Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award, International Literacy Association Award, Westchester Fiction Award, been longlisted for the Carnegie Medal and UKLA and was a finalist for the Southern Book Prize and Indie...
Title:Rayne & Delilah's Midnite MatineeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 8.5 × 5.88 × 1.24 inPublished:February 26, 2019Publisher:PRH Canada Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0735263043

ISBN - 13:9780735263048


Editorial Reviews

One of Buzzfeed’s Best YA Books Winter 2019One of Paste Magazine’s 10 Most Anticipated Young Adult Books of 2019PRAISE FOR Rayne & Delilah's Midnite Matinee:"Anyone can break your heart—Jeff Zentner can also make you laugh out loud!" —Rainbow Rowell, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Carry On and Eleanor & Park“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 nails his teen characters, their longings, and their motivations, and the first chapters are downright hilarious.” —Kirkus Reviews"Zentner's quick-witted, charming characters tackle real-life issues with snappy dialogue and engaging levity." --Starred Review, Publishers Weekly