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Second Chance Summer
Second Chance Summer | Morgan Matson
A powerful novel about hope and heartbreak, as much about loss as it is about first love and friendship (Publishers Weekly, starred review).Sandwiched between two exceptional siblings, Taylor Edwards never felt like she stood outexcept 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 hasnt 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, whos all grown upand a lot cuter. Suddenly Taylor is surrounded by memories shed rather leave in the pastbut she cant run away this time. As the days lying on the beach pass into nights gazing at the stars, Taylor realizes she has a second chancewith 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 & Rogers Epic Detour, this is a remarkable novel about hope in the face of heartbreaking grief.
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guidosophia
Second Chance Summer | Morgan Matson
Mehso-so

hmmmmm idk how to really feel about this. it was (for the most part) a fun summer read but there were a lot of things i didn‘t like about it. like the main character sucks and every single problem in the book is created by her. and also the whole holding a grudge for 5 years thing is stupid. and also there‘s something i don‘t like about authors capitalizing off of cancer. but ok i guess

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WorldsOkayestStepMom
Second Chance Summer | Morgan Matson
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Very very similar plot line to Nicholas Sparks's "The Last Song", but is a super easy summer YA read! I read it because my teenager LOVES it and I asked for her recommendation. She picks decent books!

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OriginalCyn620
Second Chance Summer | Morgan Matson
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love these covers! 3y
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mlmopinions1
Second Chance Summer | Morgan Matson
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“As I looked out at the water, I realized there was nowhere to go, nowhere left to run. And I just had to stay here, facing this terrible truth. I felt, as more tears fell, just how tired I was, a tiredness that had nothing to do with the hour. I was tired of running away, tired of not telling people, tired of not talking about it, tired of pretending things were ok when they had never, ever been less than ok.“ #MorganMatson #SecondChanceSummer

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wanderlustywriter
Second Chance Summer | Morgan Matson
Mehso-so

This was really hard to get through. It was just way too long and soooo slow. Not very much happens, the stuff that does happen mostly isn‘t high stakes enough, and the main character has the personality of a piece of cardboard, making it hard to care about her. I did like the family dynamics, especially her dad, and was sad at the ending, which keeps me from giving this a “pan.” But there are just much better YA contemps out there. 3/10 ⭐️

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wanderlustywriter
Second Chance Summer | Morgan Matson

This contemp is slooooow. And quite long—I wish it had been better edited. Still reading, but considering bailing...

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wanderlustywriter
Second Chance Summer | Morgan Matson
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Need something upbeat after the sadness of The Age of Miracles. Morgan Matson‘s pretty good for that!

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vanslibanan
Second Chance Summer | Morgan Matson
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This is my first and only Morgan Matson read yet. Flipped through its pages in a day 3 years ago and it was very unforgettable and moving. I cried 😿
Add it to your Summer TBR pile 📚
5/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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TheLittleBookMermaid
Second Chance Summer | Morgan Matson
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A real page turner of an emotional roller coaster. Great character. Great message. Highly recommend and I look forward to read more books from this author. ❤️❤️❤️

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viienus
Second Chance Summer | Morgan Matson
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No matter what else happens, your constellations don't change. And if you're ever lost, and your precious GPS is on the fritz, they'll tell you where you are. And then they'll get you home.

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mundosdelectura
Second Chance Summer | Morgan Matson
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Ha sido un libro que me ha hecho daño, porque estoy sensiblera. Pero todo en él me ha parecido realista, y esta muy bien escrito 💕
¿Lo habéis leído?

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BisouBooks
Second Chance Summer | Morgan Matson
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Wonderfully written, sucks you in. Amazing story about a second chance at friendship and love.

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my_bookstagram
Vergiss den Sommer nicht | Morgan Matson
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Ein wunderwunderwunderschönes Buch, das perfekt zum Sommer passt! Diese Geschichte über Familie, Freundschaft, Liebe und die Angst, sich dem Leben zu stellen gehört in jedes Regal!

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TotalBookNerd
Second Chance Summer | Morgan Matson
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"And I‘ve realized that the Beatles got it wrong. Love isn‘t all we need—love is all there is." ✨
Happy first day of summer everyone! I hope you're all someplace nice enjoying the sunshine ☀️❤️

#yalit #bibliophile #booknerd #bookaholic #yabooks #bookphotography #yafiction #booklove #reading

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brittanyciara
Second Chance Summer | Morgan Matson
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It's easy for a book to tug at my heartstrings and make me feel emotional and sad, but it's unusual for one to make me cry. This book did exactly that. There were tears. So many tears! A personal experience of mine still feels fresh and Second Chance Summer took emotions and feelings I haven't been able to explain and put them into words beautifully. Definitely a book I won't forget.

"Love isn‘t all we need—love is all there is."

#ya #youngadult

Bookwormeverlasting I cry so easily when it comes to books! This one sounds so good 5y
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Kristalkitap
Second Chance Summer | Morgan Matson
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Çok duygulandım yaa. 😍

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Zelma
Second Chance Summer | Morgan Matson
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When I try to take a nice, sunlit #libraryhaul photo. Skippy was being very helpful. This was actually my best shot. 😂 books include the tagged one, American War and The Girl Who Drank the Moon.

LauraBeth 😂😻 6y
RealLifeReading Great photo! 6y
Zelma @LauraBeth @RealLifeReading thanks! I kept pushing him out of the way and then just acknowledged defeat. 6y
rubyslippersreads I've given up and just accept the feline photobombs. 😹 6y
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bookishaddicted
Second Chance Summer | Morgan Matson
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In short, I loved this book.

It's one of those slice-of-life books, where you're essentially following the main character through her daily life.

It's about family, friendship, first love, and about making the best of the time you have now, rather than wait until it's too late.

Full review can be found on my blog: www.bookishaddict.wordpress.com

#bookreview #bookblog #readersofinstagram #read #bookstagram #yalit #youngadultbooks

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Ancchy
Second Chance Summer | Morgan Matson
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Beautiful and heartbreaking book about family, friendship and love.
I was barely holding it together at the end. Scenes were written with such emotion that I could easily put myself in Taylor's shoes even if it made me want to cry.
Nicely written and fast paced book. Easy read.

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Cityofamber
Second Chance Summer | Morgan Matson
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This was probably my favorite Morgan Matson book 😍

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ABookishHart
Second Chance Summer | Morgan Matson
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This is one of those books that starts off "meh" and ends up blowing you away. Set in Pocono, PA (I've been there!) during summer, Taylor is all of us as a teenager. This should be required literature for all high school girls. This book gave me all the feels!

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ABookishHart
Second Chance Summer | Morgan Matson
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I'm really liking this book so far.

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lsh13
Second Chance Summer | Morgan Matson
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ A summer read about finding love, losing love and all the in between.
My favourite of the Morgan Matson books. It was an amazing read that left me an emotional wreck by the end (Photo of me for reference of what I looked like finishing the book)

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lsh13
Second Chance Summer | Morgan Matson
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Seems fitting that I'm reading this at the beach. Summer is near ☀️

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KatyAliceReads
Second Chance Summer | Morgan Matson
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Mehso-so

2.5 🌟 Maybe I'm burnt out on contemporary YA, but I feel like Matson's narrators come off as spoiled and self centered a lot of the time, which makes it hard to empathize with them. The love story is blech, but the parts with her father are very good and emotionally affecting.
This one is just ok.

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KatyAliceReads
Second Chance Summer | Morgan Matson
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Matson has a knack for writing really unsympathetic privileged teenage girls, doesn't she?

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Bethanychaseauthor
Second Chance Summer | Morgan Matson
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I absolutely loved this one! Heartfelt but not saccharine story about growing up and doing better. The storyline with the father is especially moving and real.

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KatyAliceReads
Second Chance Summer | Morgan Matson
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Gelsey? Really? I'm not feeling overly quirky names...

Reviewsbylola That would kill me. 6y
KatyAliceReads @Reviewsbylola I almost bailed on the book when I read that name. 6y
thebookmagpie I love Morgan Matson but she is truly the worst at picking names for her characters. One of her love interests is named Frank. Frank! 6y
KatyAliceReads @thebookmagpie I just laughed out loud reading your comment! 6y
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KatyAliceReads
Second Chance Summer | Morgan Matson
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I'm giving Morgan Matson a second chance... I didn't care for 'The Unexpected Everything'... But I'm a sucker for a lake house book...

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Marissaleigh
Second Chance Summer | Morgan Matson
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I prefer my contemporary YA to have as little substance as possible. However, this book unexpectedly has some, and I may have even....cried. It's a pretty good fun/sad book, but be prepared.

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katienewlin
Second Chance Summer | Morgan Matson
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I really loved this book. I have loved everything I've read by Morgan Matson and this book was no exception. As an avoider myself, I could totally relate to Taylor and her instinct to run from conflict. I definitely cried at the end but the story was worth the tears.

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pearlreads
Second Chance Summer | Morgan Matson
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Mehso-so

The book is good, but for some reason it was lacking. The plotline fell short and it lacked immense movement. Full review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1035758336?book_show_action=false

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