Wednesday 3 August 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

From Good Reads:

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

Why I can't wait to read it:

Matson's Amy and Roger's Epic Detour may have been the find of the year for me and I've been eagerly anticipating her next novel even without seeing a plot summary. Now I've read the summary I really can't wait for it - sounds like a massive tearjerker.


  1. This book sounds great! Feel free to check out my WoW here. New follower!

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  2. I hadn't head of this one, but I loved Amy & Roger's, so I'll definitely be adding this one to my TBR. New follower :) Here's my WoW, if you want to check it out:

  3. Sounds like an interesting read. Hope you get to get it. :)