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Rayne & Delilah's Midnite Matinee / Jeff Zentner.

Zentner, Jeff, author. (Author).
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  • 2 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Northwest Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Thief River Falls Public Library ya ZEN (Text) 35500006139339 Main Available -
Bagley Public Library Y ZEN (Text) 33500013013669 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library Y ZEN (Text) 33500013013651 New Checked out 07/01/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781524720209
  • ISBN: 1524720208
  • ISBN: 9781524720216
  • ISBN: 1524720216
  • Physical Description: 390 pages : 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Crown, [2019]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: 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.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 November #2
    *Starred Review* Josie and Delia are the hosts of cable television's delightfully cornball Midnite Matinee, which features hokey horror movies bracketed by humorous banter and goofy skits. For Delia, the show is her heart and soul, resurrecting the old movies that she shared with her long-absent father. Josie, however, could leave their small town to take an internship with the Food Network if she chooses to pursue a serious television career. Further complications ensue when the girls meet Lawson, a young MMA practitioner who brings his beagle to the studio to star in a staged wedding with Josie's basset hound (long story), and sparks fly between the dogs' owners. The story reaches a perfect road trip crescendo when Delia, Josie, and Lawson travel to Orlando for ShiverCon, presenting Delia with a chance to track down her missing dad. At the same time, Josie gets a look at the uglier side of show business. As in his award-winning The Serpent King (2016), Zentner serves up a poignantly satisfying blend of wit and pathos with lovable and unpredictable characters. The banter between the characters is smart and funny, and even the text messages capture full nuances of emotion. Readers looking for an unforgettable slice of small-town angst will love this one. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Jeff Zentner is the author of The Serpent King, a New York Times Notable Book, winner of the William C. Morris Award, and recipient of many other accolades; and Goodbye Days, named an ALA-YALSA Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults title. Jeff was a Publishers Weekly Flying Start and an Indies Introduce pick. Before becoming a writer, he was a musician who recorded with Iggy Pop, Nick Cave, and Debbie Harry. Rayne & Delilah's Midnite Matinee is his ode to best friends who make things together. He lives in Nashville with his wife and son. You can follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, or visit him at

Subject: Best friends > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Television programs > Production and direction > Fiction.
Change > Fiction.
Best friends > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Television programs > Production and direction > Fiction.
Change > Fiction.
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Young adult works.

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