August 2, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (105)

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

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.

Sounds a bit like one of my favorite books, The Last Song. Plus, it's the second book of the author of Amy & Roger's Epic Detour! CANNOT WAIT.

Release Date: May 8, 2012


  1. Hi, old follower here!

    I haven't heard this one, but it does sound interesting!

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  2. Sounds great and I loved her previous book. I'll add it to my TBR list. Great pick. New follower too!

  3. I didn't know she had a new one coming out. I loved Amy and Roger's Epic Detour. Fantastic!

  4. WOW! This one sounds really touching...cancer is always a tough topic to tackle and I haven't seen it done much in YA books. This will probably be a refreshing and new read. Great pick!

  5. I adore Matson's writing style, so I will definitely be adding this to my TBR list. I love the fact that it's set at the Pocono Mts; I used to vacation there all the time. Thanks for sharing this one.

  6. This sounds like a really good book! I love the layout of your blog by the way! New follower! Feel free to check out my WoW here.

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  7. I haven't read Amy & Roger's Epic Detour yet but I've heard awesome things so I'll be sure to check this one out too!

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  8. So many kids have to deal with a parent being gravely ill. Everyone reacts differently and its important to see other perspectives. Great pick!


  9. Ooo, that cover is gorgeous! And the synopsis certainly caught my interest, can't wait!

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  10. Ohhh wow! =)
    That does sound really good =)

  11. Aww this one sounds really sweet and emotional. I will have to write it down for future reference. =)

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  12. Good pick, must look into.

  13. Ooooooh I loved Amy and Roger can't wait for this one - sounds awesome.

  14. Ooh, I had no idea that this one had a summary let alone a cover yet, but seriously I cannot wait to read it. I LOVED Amy & Roger's Epic Detour so I'm hoping I'll love this one just as much, if not more!

  15. I feel in love with Amy and Roger, I didn't know she already had a second book coming out :D

    Thanks so much for posting about this!

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  16. The book really looks like an interesting read, thanks for sharing :D
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    BTW, I'm hosting three giveaways in my blog and two of them are international (the other one is just for Europe), just click HERE and feel free to enter :D



  17. Aw, this one sounds sad but good! I really like the font on the cover and the lake looks so peaceful. *adds to tbr list*

  18. Oh!!! I LOVED Amy & Roger and this sounds great!! I can't wait!

  19. Oh, I LOVED Amy & Roger's Epic Detour. Thanks for posting this :) It's now in my TBR list

  20. Two very good points. OMG, I loved The Last Song and Amy & Roger's Epic Detour. Gosh, those two books are only few of my all time favourites. Can't wait!! :D :D


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