Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine that spotlights eagerly awaited upcoming releases.
Second Chance Summer by Morgan MatsonPublisher: Simon & Schuster
Release date: June 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 Taylor's dad gets devastating news that changes everything. Her parents decide that the family will spend the summer together at their old vacation home 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 still 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 are 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.
Morgan Matson's debut novel Amy & Roger's Epic Detour was one of my top summer reads of 2011 and I was very eager to hear what her next book would be all about. When I read the synopsis of Second Chance Summer, I pretty much fell in love! This is definitely right at the top of my summer 2012 reading list!
The publishers have gone for very different US & UK looks for this one. I love how the UK cover matches Amy & Roger's Epic Detour, and I also love the perfect summer setting of the US cover. Which is your fave?
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