Second Chance Summer
Taylor Edwards family might not be that close - everyone is a little too busy and overscheduled, but for the most part, they get along just fine. Then Taylor's dad gets some devastating news, and her parents decide that the family will spend on last summer together at their old lake house in the Pcocono Mountains. Crammed into a place much smaller than they are used to, they begin to get to know each other again, but as the summer progresses they're more aware than ever that they're battling a ticking clock. And as Taylor tries to deal with the drama at home, she is faced with the fact that the friends she thought she'd left behind haven't actually gone anywhere. Her former summer best friend is still living across the lake and still as mad with Taylor as she was five years ago, and her first boyfriend has moved in next door... but he's much cuter at seventeen than he was at twelve. Can one summer be enough time to get a second chance - with family, friends, and love?
- Electronic book text | 352 pages
- 07 Jun 2012
- Simon & Schuster Ltd
- Simon & Schuster Childrens Books
- London, United Kingdom
"Warning: tissues recommended."--"The Boston Globe" "Warning: tissues recommended."--The Boston Globe "Warning: tissues recommended." "The exploration of the father-daughter relationship is warm, sensitive, and heartbreaking, with Taylor realizing how much she counts on the man she's going to lose. Between the dreamy romance and the four-hankie family story, this is a satisfyingly emotional summer tale."--BCCB *"Matson writes subtly about complex family dynamics, grief, and the impending loss of a parent in a way that is both beautiful and true...Readers who love the work of Sarah Dessen and Jenny Han will feel intensely for this cast of vulnerable characters who demonstrate integrity, personality, and perseverance as they work to bridge the distances between them."--Publishers Weekly, starred review "[Second Chance Summer] is a sweet, well written coming-of-age book that pulls at the reader's heartstrings...This is a compelling story that reads fast and grips readers until the very end."--VOYA *"This is a bittersweet, powerful tale of family devotion, the sustainability of true friendship, and the silent courage of loving someone enough to stay and watch them die."--Booklist, starred review "This is an incredible book--heartbreakingly funny and utterly un-put-down-able."--Lauren Myracle, New York Times bestselling author of Thirteen and TTYL "One of the most touching, irresistible, and feel-good road trips I've been on in a long, long while. AMY & ROGER is a book to love."--Deb Caletti * "A near perfect summer read that should leave readers with a thirst for travel and romance."--Publishers Weekly, starred review "This entertaining and thoughtful summertime road trip serves up slices of America with a big scoop of romance on the side."--Kirkus Reviews *"Matson has blended romance, humor, teen angst, boring summer jobs, and a truly tragic event into a wonderfully readable story, told in a manner that trusts teens' intelligence. Jenny Han's and Sarah Dessen's fans will gobble this up."""--SLJ, starred review
About Morgan Matson
Morgan Matson formerly worked as a teen book editor. Morgan is a lover of roadtrips, having crossed the USA three times ... so far, and a huge music fan, both passions that fed into her first YA novel Amy & Roger's Epic Detour. When not writing, she drinks far too much coffee, watches old movies, and plans out her next journey. She lives in California.