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Author: Jeff Zentner Narrator: Phoebe Strole, Sophie Amoss Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2019 ISBN: 9781984832641
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"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

From the Morris Award-winning author of The Serpent King comes a contemporary novel about two best friends who must make tough decisions about their futures--and the TV show they host--in their senior year of high school.


Every Friday night, best friends Delia and Josie become Rayne Ravenscroft and Delilah Darkwood, hosts of the campy creature feature show Midnite Matinee on the local cable station TV Six.

But with the end of senior year quickly approaching, the girls face tough decisions about their futures. Josie has been dreading graduation, as she tries to decide whether to leave for a big university and chase her dream career in mainstream TV. And Lawson, one of the show's guest performers, a talented MMA fighter with weaknesses for pancakes, fantasy novels, and Josie, is making her tough decision even harder.

Scary movies are the last connection Delia has to her dad, who abandoned the family years ago. If Midnite Matinee becomes a hit, maybe he'll see it and want to be a part of her life again. And maybe Josie will stay with the show instead of leaving her behind, too.

As the tug-of-war between growing up and growing apart tests the bonds of their friendship, Josie and Delia start to realize that an uncertain future can be both monstrous...and momentous.

"I laughed, cried, and fell over-the-moon in love with Rayne & Delilah's Midnite Matinee." --JENNIFER NIVEN, New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places and Holding Up the Universe

"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 Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • 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. 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
  • "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
  • A William C. Morris Award Winner
    New York Times Notable Book
    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
  • 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

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About the Author

Jeff Zentner is a singer-songwriter and guitarist who has recorded with Iggy Pop, Nick Cave, and Debbie Harry. In addition to writing and recording his own music, he works with young musicians at Tennessee Teen Rock Camp, which inspired him to write a novel for young adults.

About the Narrators

Phoebe Strole is an actress and an Earphones Award–winning narrator who was a finalist in 2014 for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. She graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in drama. She has appeared on Broadway in Spring Awakening and in various films and television series, including Hamlet 2, 30 Rock, Glee, and Rescue Me.

Sophie Amoss is a voice talent and Earphones Award–winning narrator.