Second Chance Summer
By: Morgan Matson
THIS PART IS SPOILER FREE
Second Chance Summer is basically about a girl named Taylor who’s dad is diagnosed with Cancer and is given a couple more months to live. Her father decides that their entire family will go up to their lake house as a family together one last time. Taylor isn’t that excited to go because of what went down with her and her friends 5 years ago. As the summer goes on we learn more about what happened all those years ago. This book is all about family, friendship and never taking you have for granted. It’s a cute romance, contemporary young adult book. I would definitely recommend reading. WARNING; It is a very emotional book so beware. GRAB YOUR KLEENEX SUPPLY AND READ THIS BOOK.
“A thousand moments that I had just taken for granted- mostly because I had assumed that there would be a thousand more.”
This book was absolutely amazing. I did not think it would impact me the way it did. I haven’t cried that much while reading a book in a while. I saw it coming, everyone did but I had a hope that her father wouldn’t die. By the time that the book was ending, I was crying so hard. It was expected and you mentally prepare yourself for her father’s death. Then THIS happens and we all fall apart:
“Daddy,” I whispered, feeling my own breath hitch in my throat. “I love you.”
Just when I was sure he was asleep, the one corner of his mouth lifted in a smile. “I knew that,” he murmured. “Always knew that.”
Near the beginning, she realizes that she hasn’t told her father that she loves him in many years and then on the night of meteor shower her and her father are sitting outside but her father is barely conscious. He eventually wakes up and together they watch it and so she remembers to tell her dad she loves him. Together they watch the meteor shower and then she goes to bed and when she wakes up her father had died. Boy oh, boy did I cry a lot it was just so heartbreaking and emotional. Morgan Matson definitely pulled my heartstrings I gave my dad a hug as soon as I saw him. We take it for granted sometimes.
The romance was super cute and definitely a happier side of the book. We see how friendships get mended throughout the book which was really good. The star of the book was the family relationships that became so much stronger.
What are your thoughts on the Second Chance Summer?
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