Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Me on Waiting on Wednesday (59)

Waiting on Wednesday is a bunch of weekly fun hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. :)

Title: Second Chance Summer
Author: Morgan Matson
Release Date: May 8, 2012
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing

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 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. ;)


  1. Oh. This book sounds very good! I like the cover!! Great choice! Thank you for sharing it!

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  2. love contemps, this book reminds be of the summer i turned pretty in terms of the cover and title. great pick!

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  3. This sounds really good. I have to agree - I think contemporary novels are just getting better. There seem to be so many great ones being released.

    I hadn't heard of this one until now, so thank you.

  4. Great pick! This is already on my list! I can't wait to read this book. :)

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  5. I REALLY want this one! I loved Amy & Roger's Epic Detour.

  6. I haven't heard of this one but I am soooo adding it to my TBR list!!! It looks great :)

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  7. great pick! i'm dying to read this book, too. :)

  8. This is new to me - thx! Love the sound of this summer read.


  9. I've heard a little about it on the w.o.w's last week, but I'm still in love with it.:)