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Second Chance Summer

Matson, Morgan (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Second Chance Summer
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"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"--
Authors: Matson, Morgan
Title: Second chance summer
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster BFYR, c2012.
Characteristics: 468 p. ;,22 cm.
Summary: "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"--
Audience: Ages 12 and up.
Local Note: 1 15 24 33 53 62 72 109 112 118 133 138 143 149 153 159 182 216 222 226 228 243 250 264 268
ISBN: 9781416990673
1416990674
9781416990680
1416990682
Statement of Responsibility: Morgan Matson
Subject Headings: Interpersonal relations Fiction. Family life Pennsylvania Fiction. Terminally ill Fiction. Love Fiction. Interpersonal relations Juvenile fiction. Families Pennsylvania Juvenile fiction. Terminally ill Juvenile fiction. Love stories. Pocono Mountains (Pa.) Fiction. Pocono Mountains (Pa.) Juvenile fiction.
Genre/Form: Love stories.
Topical Term: Interpersonal relations
Family life
Terminally ill
Love
Interpersonal relations
Families
Terminally ill
Love stories.
LCCN: 2011052241
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Loved every part of the book.. Definitely a great summer read. Recommend to everyone!!

Jul 01, 2014
  • sandette rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This was a great summer read. The words flew, and I really liked the descriptions. The cover is beautiful, and caught my eye on the shelf. The only thing that bothered me was the way Taylor and Henry held grudges. I mean, what she did wasn't even terrible. Grow up a little! But don't let my bad review wreck your idea of the story.

Jan 24, 2014
  • NicoleHerdman01 rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

The writing is good and solid, the family elements and the whole cancer thing is really really heartfelt and affecting. Taylor's family situation gets to readers. But Taylor herself, well, she's really annoying. And her ex best friend is the worst, too. Not to mention her ex boyfriend - there is nothing i like about him. (They are all really big grudge holders, too). Taylor is annoying and has attitude and the romance... Needs more actual romance. Seriously. But the premise is good and even though she is so annoying, her situation still hurts readers. It's impacking but coming from the author of the awesome Amy & Rogers Epic Detour, I'm disappointed

Oct 27, 2013
  • 15tiger rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I love this book I cried through most of it. I would recommend this to anybody that has lost somebody through cancer.

Mar 14, 2013
  • CSara rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

loved this book i cried the whole last 60 pages....

Oct 14, 2012
  • tocch101 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Incredibly sad, but filled with a self reflection and story that is believable. The story gives the reader a chance to believe everything can be moved past and remembered with joy and happiness.

Aug 16, 2012
  • izzyb14 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

It did drag on a bit (it's quite a thick book and about 3/4 of the way in I thought it could have been summed up) so I think the book could have been shorter, but I did enjoy it. A bit sad at times, but a good book overall.

Aug 15, 2012
  • jump94 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The heartbreaking story of how Taylor and her family say goodbye to their father and come together in a final summer, alongside a sweet summer romance. I highly recomned reading this book, though I was in tears by the end!

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Dec 26, 2013
  • violet_cat_3973 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Aug 08, 2012
  • nkontrol rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book was an awesome read. Morgan Matson brings setting and character to life, making you feel like you are right beside Taylor and seeing and feeling what she is going through. I can relate to her, feeling the need to shut down and run away(she runs away physically, I mentally.) My favorite character was Henry. He had put up a lot with her, yet he was still there. I would recommend this book to anyone.

Mar 29, 2012
  • cossar10 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

From the Flying Start author of Amy & Roger's Epic Detour, a powerful novel about hope in the face of heartbreak.
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.

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