Friday, February 22, 2013
Second Chance Summer (YA)
Book #20 Read in 2013
Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson (YA)
Taylor's father is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He wants to spend the last summer at the summer home, all of them together, as a family. Taylor and her family are dreading the thought of losing him, but life continues to go on. Taylor needs to repair relationships with her friends from the summer town, namely Lucy and Henry. As she attempts to do so, she connects with her father and learns more about him and ultimately, learns about herself.
This was a good read and yes I did tear up while reading it. I think my favorite quote was near the end of the book and Taylor states that "today was a day that would split my life into before and after". This totally captured how I felt when I lost my mom when I was a teenager. Your life is never the same. Besides emotional power, this book included great characters (loved Taylor and her father), romance, and wonderful canine in Murphy the dog. I recommend it.