Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Waiting On [27]: Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Title: Second Chance Summer
Author: Morgan Matson
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Release Date: May 8, 2012

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 they get news that changes everything: Her father has pancreatic cancer, and it’s stage four – meaning that there is basically nothing to be done. Her parents decide that the family will spend his last months together at their old summerhouse 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 suddenly 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 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.

via Goodreads 


This one sounds amazing. Emotional, depressing, and most definitely tear-jerking; yet, it also sounds like it's full of love and hope. I can't wait to dive into this one! Enough said!

What book are you waiting on this week? Drop it in the comments.



  1. This one sounds really good, and really sad. I'm not a lover of sad books. I tend to carry the feeling around with me for hours after reading the book.

    My WOW

  2. Sometimes, I just need a good heart-breaking tear-jerker! And this sounds like it will fit that bill well :) I'm adding it to my wishlist!!

    -Jac @ For Love and Books

  3. been seeing this one around lately, looks great!!

    stop by my WOW post?!

  4. I am intrigued. I'll definitely have to check that out.

  5. I really enjoyed Matson's Amy and Roger's Epic Detour, and I'm hoping this one will be just as good.


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