Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Second Chance Summer - Morgan Matson

Second Chance Summer
By Morgan Matson
Reviewed by Jamie
Published: May 8th 2012
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Pages: 468
ISBN: 1416990674

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. (Goodreads)

This book was seriously so good, this is the first book to EVER make me cry... and not just a few tears. I bawled like a little baby, just tears everywhere. This book gave me so many feelings, it was a roller coaster. I knew going into the book that it was going to be sad but I am shocked at the effect it had on me. Morgan Matson has quickly become one of my all time favourite authors, she is an auto read for me. The characters in this book were so relatable and I felt everything Taylor felt, it felt like I was right there with her. I loved Henry as a love interest, but I also liked how the focus of the story wasn't solely on the relationship. This book was more finding yourself, family oriented, with some love and friendship thrown in to show the importance of all. Taylor's father was just... everything, my heart broke for him. This book just reminded me of why its so important to cherish the little things in life because you never know what could happen. Even though I knew how this book was going to end, I still couldn't put it down. 

I highly recommend this book, but please be warned, it is very sad and if it can make me cry, then you better have some tissues near by!

Me reading this book... multiple times

But not really...

Thats more like it
5/5 Albi Cats


  1. Glad you loved this one as well! Morgan Matson is definitely one of my favorite authors, her books are seriously just amazing!! :) I couldn't even tell you which one is my favorite! While we are on the topic of favorite authors, I know Rainbow Rowell is yours as she is one of mine - wait until you read her short story in My True Love Gave to Me (the 12 short holiday stories with Stephanie Perkins, David Levithan, Gayle Forman etc.) OMG I loved it - it was definitely my favorite of the 12! :)

    1. Ahhh Ive never even heard of that before!! I NEED IT NOW!!!