Waiting on Wednesday (11): Second Chance Summer

25 Jan

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. I love it because it is basically a squee-fest where book lovers can choose one book that they are DYING to get their hands on. Check it out!

Second Chance Summer

by Morgan Matson

 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.

YAY, MORGAN MATSON! Guys, I’ve been looking forward to Morgan’s new book ever since I turned the very last fabulous, adorable, swoony page of her 2010 debut, AMY AND ROGER’S EPIC DETOUR. I don’t think there was anything about that book I didn’t like, from the plot and the road trip angle to the characters and the slow-burning romance. To be honest, there isn’t anything *massively* profound about DETOUR, although there are certainly serious elements, but it has stuck with me this whole time because it’s just so…endearing and happy and it made me feel the importance of not planning things to death and…it just gave me all of the good feelings. And to say that I have expectations of the same kind of genuine, touching, fun, romantic AWESOMENESS from SECOND CHANCE SUMMER is an understatement. But I’m confident that Morgan won’t let me down! Can’t wait for this one, friends!!

SECOND CHANCE SUMMER is coming out May 8, 2012 from Simon & Schuster Children’s.


5 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday (11): Second Chance Summer”

  1. Anna Billings (@LiteraryExplore) January 25, 2012 at 10:38 am #

    Ohhh I haven’t read Amy and Roger yet, so I hadn’t heard of this author, but the story looks really cute! Great pick 🙂

  2. Lucy January 25, 2012 at 11:45 am #

    YES! Can’t wait to read this one. Loved Amy & Roger and this looks like another winner. I’ll be picking it up in May.

  3. Amy January 25, 2012 at 12:34 pm #

    Oooo great choice – I can’t wait for this either. I loved Amy and Roger! 😀 Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Hollie January 25, 2012 at 2:42 pm #

    I cannot wait for this either! I loved Amy and Roger so much, so I’m very excited to read this too!

  5. sarah@catchingbooks January 25, 2012 at 3:52 pm #

    Great choice!! Can’t wait to read this one 🙂
    Happy reading and thanks for stopping by!!

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