Second Chance Summer
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A powerful novel about hope and heartbreak, “as much about loss as it is about first love and friendship” (Publishers Weekly, starred review).
Sandwiched between two exceptional siblings, Taylor Edwards never felt like she stood out—except for her history of running away when things get too complicated. Then her dad receives unexpected, terrible news, and the family makes the last-minute decision to spend the summer together in the cramped quarters at their old lake house.
Taylor hasn’t been to the summer house since she was twelve, and she definitely never planned on going back. Up at the lake she is confronted with people she thought she left behind, like her former best friend, Lucy, and Henry Crosby, her first crush, who’s all grown up…and a lot cuter. Suddenly Taylor is surrounded by memories she’d rather leave in the past—but she can’t run away this time.
As the days lying on the beach pass into nights gazing at the stars, Taylor realizes she has a second chance—with friends, with family, maybe even with love. But she knows that once the summer ends, there is no way to recapture what she stands to lose. From Morgan Matson, the PW Flying Start author of Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour, this is a remarkable novel about hope in the face of heartbreaking grief.
From Publishers Weekly
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Morgan Matson has done a decent job with Second Chance Summer. Though I was disappointed for some reasons. Throughout the novel, I felt as if the book had related a lot to Morgan Matsons other book, Since you’ve been gone. The entire plot of Second Chance Summer just seemed very similar to the other novel. For example, In Since you’ve been gone, Sloane disappears. In Second Chance Summer, Taylor disappears. The characters also felt the same to me. It felt like they all had the same personalities and relationships. I’m not trying to hate on this novel at all. I am simply just stating my opinion of the book. But I did feel that the book was very emotional in a good way and taught people to savor every moment they have with the people they love.
I was really happy when Taylor got the guy, and i was thoroughly impressed with this book.
I live this book. I always find myself rushing to finish things just so I can keep reading. This book relates to me in a lot of different ways.
- Level: Grades 7 and Above
- Category: Coming of Age
- Published: May 08, 2012
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
- Seller: SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
- Print Length: 480 Pages
- Language: English