SECOND CHANCE SUMMER by Morgan Matson
Taylor Edwards’ family might not be the closest-knit—everyone is a little too busy and overscheduled—but for the most part, they get along just fine. Then Taylor’s dad gets devastating news, and her parents decide that the family will spend one last summer all together at their old lake house 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 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 and the Edwards become more of a family, they’re more aware than ever 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. (From Goodreads)
"And as I sat there and listened, chiming in when necessary, it occurred to me that we had somehow never done this back home - just hung out, talking over details of our lives. If we'd been at home, my father would have been at work, and the three of us would have no doubt been doing various activities. And despite the circumstances that had brought us here, I couldn't help being glad for just a moment that we were sharing this together, as a family, at last."
Second Chance Summer is full of emotion - joy and sorrow, heartache and hope. You may have tears, but it will also make you smile. If you are a fan of YA contemporary, this is a novel you don't want to pass up. You can read my full review here.
I am very excited to have one copy of SECOND CHANCE SUMMER to give away!
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My other favorite emotional read has to be The Fault in Our Stars by John GreenReplyDelete
One book that really hit my emotions hard this year was Code Name Verity -- powerful story!ReplyDelete
tuesday's child would be my selection. out of 560 there are quite a fewReplyDelete
Second Chance by Katie KacvinskyReplyDelete
SURVIVE by Alex Morel really tugged at my heart strings.ReplyDelete
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I loved Don't Breathe a Word. It's about abuse and homeless teens.
Pushing the Limits, The Secret of Ella and Mischa, Easy, Slammed and Point of Retreat.ReplyDelete
Second Chance Summer and the Fault in Our Stars are both the books that made me most emotional this year. And they both involved death and love in some way. Thank you so much for this giveaway!ReplyDelete
The book that made me bawl this year was The Fault in Our Stars and The Sea of Tranquility.ReplyDelete
The Sea of Tranquility was probably the most emotional book I read this year... and I just finished The Edge of Never, which made me cry and cry and laugh and cry. :)ReplyDelete
Something Like Normal by Trish DollerReplyDelete
John Green's Looking for Alaska and The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen ChboskyReplyDelete
I really haven't read too many emotional books this year, but Slammed and A Rock and A Hard Place brought me to tears a few timesReplyDelete
Another emotional pick?? Hhhmmm I think Embrace would be another one that really touched me.ReplyDelete
Augh, what book wasn't emotional this year? If it was a contemporary it ripped my heart out! But I think the three that made the biggest impact on me were The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (a little obvious), Speechless by Hannah Harrington (so good!), and Send by PAtty Blount (very timely).ReplyDelete