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  • Published: 21 May 2019
  • ISBN: 9781783447992
  • Imprint: Andersen
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $17.99

Rayne and Delilah's Midnite Matinee


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A hilarious, touching novel about friendship, following your dreams - and bad horror movies. Josie and Delia are best friends and co-hosts on their own TV show - but will they both want the same thing when they graduate high school?



'I laughed, cried, and fell over-the-moon in love with Rayne and Delilah's Midnite Matinee' Jennifer Niven

Josie and Delia are best friends and co-hosts on their own public access TV show, Midnite Matinee. They dress as vampires Rayne and Delilah, perform daft skits involving skeleton raves and dog weddings, and show the weekly so-bad-it's-good low-budget horror movie. But the end of senior year is coming, and Josie is torn between pursuing her television dreams in a new city or staying making TV with her BFF. What's more, she's just met a boy, Lawson, who is totally not her type, but is just a little bit intriguing . . . Meanwhile, Delia is searching for her dad, who walked out on her and her mom ten years ago. When the private investigator she hired unearths his contact details, she agonises over digging up the past.

A road trip to ShiverCon, a convention for horror filmmakers, may just have the answers the two need - but will Josie and Delia be prepared for life taking some seriously unexpected plot-twists?

  • Pub date: 21 May 2019
  • ISBN: 9781783447992
  • Imprint: Andersen
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $17.99

About the Author

Jeff Zentner

Jeff Zentner was a singer-songwriter and guitarist who released five albums and appeared on recordings with Iggy Pop, Nick Cave, and Debbie Harry. He is now an appellate attorney for the State of Tennessee and lives in Nashville with his wife and son. He wrote his debut novel The Serpent King in a month, writing on his mobile phone on his commute and at night, weekends and lunchtimes between court cases.

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Praise for Rayne and Delilah's Midnite Matinee

“Anyone can break your heart - Jeff Zentner can also make you laugh out loud!”

Rainbow Rowell

“It’s a rollicking, heartfelt story of friendship and growing pains, of the things you can count on in a world that too-often takes everything away, and of shining bright no matter what. I laughed, cried, and fell over-the-moon in love with Rayne and Delilah's Midnite Matinee”

Jennifer Niven

“Outrageously funny, with whip-smart, surreal dialogue, this tender portrait of friendship under the strain of inevitable change is an absolute must-read.”

Imogen Russell Williams, The Guardian

“Zentner’s quick-witted, charming characters tackle real-life issues with snappy dialogue and engaging levity”

starred review, Publishers Weekly

“There’s so much to adore in this quirky novel about friendship, family and changing dreams. For fans of John Green”

Paste Magazine

“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

“Downright hilarious”

Kirkus Reviews

“Richly generous, vividly real, and jankily hilarious”

Jesse Andrews, author of Me, Earl and the Dying Girl

“A testament to the power of friendship and big dreams, Rayne and Delilah's Midnite Matinee had me laughing aloud on one page and sobbing on the next. A resounding triumph”

Nic Stone, author of Dear Martin

“Jeff Zentner, you perfectly fill the John Green-sized hole in our heart”

Justine

“Zentner has successfully retained his knack for crafting unique and charming teen characters who are tackling tough issues with grace and wit”

BookPage

“Smart, soulful, authentic and original...Zentner is an outstanding YA writer.”

Joanne Owen, LoveReading4Kids

“Zentmer writes authentically about emotion and the ties of love and friendship and often handles humour in a deft fashion.”

Books for Keeps

“Jeff Zentner’s first two novels (The Serpent King and Goodbye Days) delivered delightful splashes of humor, and his latest cranks that up with joy and romance…as well as his trademark moments of heartbreak.”

Eric Smith, Paste Magazine


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