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  1. Second Chance Summer
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  2. Second Chance Summer

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You know, just as a warning: When you reach the last half, I advise you to grab a tissue or two (or three, or four, or--you know what? Just take the entire box.) Seriously. You're going to need it. If there's one word to describe Second Chance Summer, it's heartbreaking.

Can I say heartbreaking again? Yes? Ok, it was completely, utterly heartbreaking. All these things were happening and you keep thinking "he'll be okay. He won't die. HEA right?" but I'm spoiling this now: it's not a Happy Ever After ending no matter how much you want it to. It was just inevitable but somehow you ignore the oncoming tragedy with the romance, the friendship, and all things inbetween. But when it does happen, it strikes you completely unaware, even when you know it's happening in the next chapter. It's this dreaded feeling that builds up in you and when it happens...agh! A book filled with second chances, I loveloveloved it!

Second Chance Summer seemed more like an insanely... Read more
I waited for Second Chance Summer for two years. Right after I finished Amy & Roger's Epic Detour (still one of my favorite books) I looked for Morgan Matson's newest. Anticipation? I was full of it. When I got home from work on May 8 and retrieved the book from my porch, the first thing I did was hug it. Then I posted a picture of it on Twitter and marveled at the beautiful cover.

From the first page, I knew Second Chance Summer would be a book that I loved. Matson's writing style is so poetic, so beautiful. I would read 50 pages and make myself stop, trying to make the book last longer. Finally after doing that a few times I gave up, reading for hours, thankful that the book was nearly 500 pages long.

Taylor is back at her beach house after not being there for several years in a row. Her father has cancer and wants them to spend a summer there like they used to do. When she arrives, we learn that the last summer she was here, things didn't exactly go... Read more
Talk about serendipity: a couple years ago up in the Teen section at our local library, waiting for my seven year-old son to stock up on Bone: The Complete Cartoon Epic in One Volume, I saw Morgan Matson's first book, Amy & Roger's Epic Detour on the go-back cart. The title reminded me of Dash & Lily's Book of Dares (a book which I'd loved) so I picked it up. At the time I wasn't doing much YA / NA reading (boy have things changed), but wow was Amy & Roger's just fantastic.

When I saw she'd come out with Second Chance Summer I immediately... Read more
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