Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (71) - Second Chance Summer

Second Chance Summer
Morgan Matson
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing
To be released: May 8, 2012

Summary (from Goodreads):
Taylor's family might not be the closest-knit – everyone is a little too busy and overscheduled – but for the most part, they get along fine. Then Taylor's dad gets devastating news that changes everything. Her parents decide that the family will spend the summer together at their old vacation home in the Pocono Mountains.

Crammed into a place much smaller and more rustic than they are used to, they begin to get to know each other again. And Taylor discovers that the people she thought she had left behind haven’t actually gone anywhere. Her former summer best friend is still around, as is her first boyfriend. . . and he's much cuter at seventeen than he was at twelve.

As the summer progresses, the Edwards become more of a family, and closer than they’ve ever been before. But all of them are very aware that they’re battling a ticking clock. Sometimes, though, there is just enough time to get a second chance – with family, with friends, and with love.

I loved Morgan Matson’s first book Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour and I’m very excited to read her second one. I love second chances and this sounds like a really good contemporary novel. 

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event highlighting exciting upcoming releases. It is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.


  1. This reminds me of The Summer I turned Pretty by Jenny Han, looking forward for this one too.

    Great pick!
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  2. This sounds good, my WOW

  3. This sounds like a very poignant story which has the potential to be really a strong emotional read. Great pick!

  4. This sounds really good I've never read anything by this author.

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  5. This sounds extremely interesting. I love contemporary YA and this looks like it would be right up my alley. This is the first I have heard of this book. Thanks so much for sharing. :)

  6. hello again!! =D

    greta pick. this is another book I have never heard about! thanks for sharing ^_^

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    Happy reading!!! bye =)

  7. This does sound like a book about getting back to basics and finding your true friends. Great!

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  8. Yes! this was my WoW a while back :D I cannot wait for this book although I hope the cover gets a make over!

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