Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Waiting On... Second Chance Summer

Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
To be published: May 8, 2012 by Simon & Schuster
Second Chance Summer
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.

You guys, I can not tell you enough how freaking excited I am to read this book!!  Ever since I devoured Morgan Matson's debut Amy & Roger's Epic Detour, I have been dying to read more by this amazing author.  She has what it takes to write contemporary fiction that grabs you and sucks you in.  I am already anticipating this to be a favorite contemp for the year.  I love stories about second chances, and the premise of this one sounds heavy, but in the best way possible.  Bring on the tissues! Oh lordy, I want this book NOW.

Pre-order your copy from:
Indie Bound
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"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.



  1. I'm with you. I loved Epic Detour and I can't wait to get my hands on this book!!! :D

    Sounds so good :)

  2. This sounds like a heart- and breathtaking read! I'm pretty sure you'll enjoy this! Thanks for sharing!

  3. This book sounds amazing. It sounds almost Sarah Dessen'esque to me, which I adore!

    Here's my W.O.W: :)

  4. Cool! It's like "Beaches" but from the kid's point of view :)

    Sounds really awesome!

    Thanks for sharing

    Paranormal Wastelands WoW:

  5. I'm looking forward to this one too!! (Although I still need to read the Epic Detour! Maybe I'll get going on that today...)

    -Jac @ For Love and Books

  6. I still haven't read Amy and Roger, but everyone raves about it!!!! I REALLY need to get on that!!! Thanks for sharing :)

    Anna @ Literary Exploration
    My WoW

  7. Can't wait for summer reads and this sounds perfect! I don't mind a good cry, which I have a feeling I will be doing for this one! Great pick! :)

    My W.O.W.

  8. Me too! Loved Amy and Roger and can't wait to read this one :)

  9. Oh, it sounds sad, yet truly wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

    Here's MY WOW POST

  10. I want to read this. Like, NOW.

  11. Yep, I definitely need this book in my life. That sunset on the cover is so gorgeous too!

  12. I want this book as well!

    Thanks for sharing,
    WoW -

  13. Awww, this sounds so fantastic. Good thing it isn't that long until its release anymore. :) Hope you'll enjoy it when you get to read it!

    Fictional Distraction | My WoW

  14. This sounds like a really heart touching read! Will be putting it on my TBR list :)

  15. Wow, just reading this synopsis made me think, "Oh, I'm going to be a goner when I read this book." You're right, it sounds like it's going to be fanTASTIC. And despite some of that heaviness, it sounds like a great summer read, too.

  16. Yes, as soon as I finished Amy & Roger, I went to see if the author had any other books! I'm so excited for this one.

  17. I'm SO excited for this book! I'm not usually a fan of contemps, but seriously, this one sounds amazing. It sounds like such an awesome thoughtful type read, that I can't wait to read. Awesome pick!!

    -Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life

  18. This and Epic Detour are on my TBR list! Great pick!

    My WoW

  19. My heart is breaking already! My brother-in-law just passed away this past week from pancreatic cancer, so this is a must read for me!

    Thanks for the heads up!


  20. YES! This sounds like the perfect summer read! I'm definitely adding it to my TBR list! :D


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