Take Me Home Tonight (Hardcover)

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"This books was a total delight from beginning to end! Kat and Stevie, best friends and seniors living in Connecticut, decide to go into New York City by themselves for the first time unbeknownst to their parents. They get into a fight, lose their phones, get separated and the story is then told from both points of view. But this book is more than just a novel about high school antics and a night gone wrong (although it does have some very charming screwball moments); rather it's about that time in your life when you're figure out who you want to be after high school and who you want to bring with you into this new phase of life."

— From Amanda


Ferris Bueller’s Day Off meets Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist in this romp through the city that never sleeps from the New York Times bestselling author of Since You’ve Been Gone.

Two girls. One night. Zero phones.

Kat and Stevie—best friends, theater kids, polar opposites—have snuck away from the suburbs to spend a night in New York City. They have it all planned out. They’ll see a play, eat at the city’s hottest restaurant, and have the best. Night. Ever. What could go wrong?

Well. Kind of a lot?

They’re barely off the train before they’re dealing with destroyed phones, family drama, and unexpected Pomeranians. Over the next few hours, they’ll have to grapple with old flames, terrible theater, and unhelpful cab drivers. But there are also cute boys to kiss, parties to crash, dry cleaning to deliver (don’t ask), and the world’s best museum to explore.

Over the course of a wild night, both Kat and Stevie will get a wake-up call about their friendship, their choices…and finally discover what they really want for their future.

That is, assuming they can make it to Grand Central before the clock strikes midnight.

About the Author

Morgan Matson is a New York Times bestselling author. She received her MFA in writing for children from the New School and was named a Publishers Weekly Flying Start author for her first book, Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour, which was also recognized as an ALA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults. Her second book, Second Chance Summer, won the California State Book Award. She lives in Los Angeles. Visit her at MorganMatson.com.

Praise For…

"Matson (Save the Date) interweaves romance, family relationships, secrets and growing self-knowledge, and even a missing masterpiece into the intricately plotted book. The adventures of another friend, who’s stuck with Kat’s hilariously deadpan babysitting charges, initially seem extraneous, but add a charming, harebrained quality to this jam-packed tale of a long night that brings two friends closer to each other and their true selves." — Publishers Weekly

"Stevie and Kat’s friendship feels solid, honest, and real...each character is carefully crafted and easily distinguishable, no small feat with the size of this cast. The writing is excellent and draws in the reader with details...VERDICT A fun romp for readers who love theater and don’t mind suspending their disbelief." — School Library Journal

"A hilariously outrageous B plot helps keep Kat and Stevie's adventures in perspective as they crisscross Manhattan, testing old bonds and forging new ones. Matson (Save the Date, 2018) delivers another high-energy contemporary adventure that's bursting with drama, and readers will happily join in for the fun." — Booklist

Product Details
ISBN: 9781481498982
ISBN-10: 1481498983
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: May 4th, 2021
Pages: 416
Language: English