Second Chance Summer

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"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781416990673
1416990674
Branch Call Number: FIC MATSON
Characteristics: 468 p. ;,22 cm

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Gabyp
Aug 07, 2017

This is one of the best books i've ever read . It's somehow related to actual life situations. It's about making the best of important things or people you use to take for granted when you realize that it could taken away from you sooner or later. It's all about second chances, loving, forgiving and bravery . It's all about making the best out of the worst. You will laugh and cry while reading this book and at the end you'll just smile just I did . Trust me you will not regret reading this book .

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rebekahpie
Sep 28, 2016

AMAZING book. OMG I cried
so... much ,this book is so sincire im giving this a 5 star because the plot was well planed, and also because its just over all an amazing book.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Sep 28, 2016

Amazing, spectacular, and magnificent! Truly, this is one of the best summer novels I have read recently, although it is from a while ago. I have actually really liked this author's other novels too, so if you also like this one: go check them out! By my standards it would classify as realistic fiction for teens, with some sorrow, romance, and friendships involved. As the story goes on readers start to understand what really happened that summer long ago, and why sometimes moving on means letting loose the past. The protagonist, a teenager girl going through so much, is absolutely a hundred percent real in her character. After all, no one is really perfect, no? 5/5 stars.
- @Siri of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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Jen24
Jul 02, 2016

I just read this book for the second time and I cried harder than I did the first time! Literally anything Morgan Matson writes is pure genius and this book is no exception.

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vbookworm
Oct 10, 2015

This book is so fantastic!!! ☻Morgan Matson NEVER fails to amaze me..... She needs to start writing more books!!!

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frida_hernandez_
Oct 03, 2015

BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I CRIED SOOOO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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laurenmanion
Jul 25, 2015

It's a really good book. And it makes you cry :'(

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crazycoolbff
Oct 09, 2014

LOVED IT, even though it was heartbreaking, it was BEAUTIFULLY written. A VERY GOOD summer read!!!!

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London02
Jul 02, 2014

Loved every part of the book.. Definitely a great summer read. Recommend to everyone!!

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sandette
Jul 01, 2014

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.

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nkontrol Aug 08, 2012

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.

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cossar10
Mar 29, 2012

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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Gabyp
Aug 07, 2017

《But one thing I was learning about what happened when you stuck around - it usually seemed that other people were willing to stick by you as well. -Taylor Edwards.

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vbookworm
Oct 19, 2015

“I kept thinking back to all those nights in Connecticut, when I was out the door as soon as dinner was over, yelling my plans behind me as I headed to my car, ready for my real night to begin—my time with my family just something to get through as quickly as possible. And now that I knew that the time we had together was limited, I was holding on to it, trying to stretch it out, all the while wishing I’d appreciated what I’d had earlier.” - Morgan Matson

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