Wednesday, September 2, 2015

#69: Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

Sandwiched between two exceptional siblings, Taylor Edwards never felt like she stood out—except for her history of running away when things get too complicated. Then her dad receives unexpected, terrible news, and the family makes the last-minute decision to spend the summer together in the cramped quarters at their old lake house.

Taylor hasn’t been to the summer house since she was twelve, and she definitely never planned on going back. Up at the lake she is confronted with people she thought she left behind, like her former best friend, Lucy, and Henry Crosby, her first crush, who’s all grown up…and a lot cuter. Suddenly Taylor is surrounded by memories she’d rather leave in the past—but she can’t run away this time.

As the days lying on the beach pass into nights gazing at the stars, Taylor realizes she has a second chance—with friends, with family, maybe even with love. But she knows that once the summer ends, there is no way to recapture what she stands to lose. From Morgan Matson, the PW Flying Start author of Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour, this is a remarkable novel about hope in the face of heartbreaking grief.








Morgan Matson formerly worked as a teen book editor. Morgan is a lover of roadtrips, having crossed the USA three times ... so far, and a huge music fan, both passions that fed into her first YA novel Amy & Roger's Epic Detour. When not writing, she drinks far too much coffee, watches old movies, and plans out her next journey. She lives in California.







My review for Amy & Roger's Epic Detour

REVIEW:
Bring tissues!
The last four or five chapters were a doozy. Especially for me. My dad and my step-dad's lives deaths came crashing back to me, and throughout chapter thirty-seven, I feel apart. 
Most of the story is not so sad. It's about young love. It's about family. It's about friendship. There is even some humor thrown in here and there. Yup, it's just a delightful and thoughtful read. Yet, it carried so much power in the end.
Talk about BANG!
You all may see this review and wonder, 'what the hell?', but believe me, this book is epic. You definitely need to read it. And now I need to read, Since You Been Gone.

5/5

**No compensation was received for posting. Compensation will be earned if purchases are made from the links within. This copy was read free on PulseIt. Opinions are owned by Freda's Voice.

5 comments:

  1. Ohhh I brought this one a while back but have yet to read it! I look fantastic. I will define,t have my tissues ready as I lost my mom and grandfather. It kills me everytime. Great review Freda! I love when there isn't a ton of recap. I don't want the book summary I just how you felt about it. Your is perfect!
    ❤️Britt @ PleaseFeedTheBookworm.com

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  2. This one sounds like it was an emotional read! Even more so because you could relate to it a little bit. Seems like a great read though, I'll have to check it out!

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  3. Glad to hear you liked this. Morgan is one of my favorite authors ;-)

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  4. I didn't know she had written this one. Great review!

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