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Second Chance Summer

Author: Morgan Matson 
Pages: 468 
Publisher: Simon & Schuster 
Format: Hardcover 
My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Summary (from Goodreads): 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.



My Summary: If there was one thing Taylor Edwards thought she knew, it was that she'd never willingly set foot in her family's old lake house again. 

But when the family receives some terrible news, the lake house is exactly where she finds herself trapped for the summer. And this time she can't escape the mess she left behind five years ago. The time has come for Taylor's second chance... but will she take it?

My Thoughts: As a huge fan of Morgan Matson's first book, Amy & Roger's Epic Detour, I was a little bit wary of this novel because I didn't think it could possibly live up to the standard set by Amy & Roger

I need not have worried. Matson grabbed my attention and kept it, with characters just as deep and real as Amy and Roger were and an extremely realistic family dynamic. I loved every minute of it.

Final Thoughts: If you haven't checked out any of Morgan Matson's novels, I highly recommend you do. Come to think of it, you might as well pick them both up at the same time, because her writing is amazing. Trust me on this one! 

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