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Author: Morgan Matson
Release Date: May 8, 2012
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
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 really enjoyed Morgan Matson's first book, and this sounds like it'll be just as good and as heartbreaking. Maybe contemporary books are just getting better, it's been so long since I've read so many that don't have some kind of paranormal leaning to them. ;)