Second chance Summer & my love for Morgan Matson

25484508Taylor Edwards’ family might not be the closest-knit—everyone is a little too busy and overscheduled—but for the most part, they get along just fine. Then Taylor’s dad gets devastating news, and her parents decide that the family will spend one last summer all together at their old lake house 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 best friend is still around, as is her first boyfriend…and he’s much cuter at seventeen than he was at twelve.





I am officially in love with Morgan Matson. There I said it, it’s out there for the whole interwebs to know. Second Chance Summer marked my last book by Matson and I loved it a whole lot.

The thing about Matson’s books are they are all so different. The characters are all so well-developed and have such a different personality and problems to face.

Second chance summer doesn’t contain drawings like Amy & Rogers Epic Detour does, or Playlists like Since you’ve been gone & The unexpected everything. There is no really summer shenanigans or an amazing romance (I mean of course there’s a romance but it’s not the focus)

The Focus of this story was Family, finding yourself, and appreciating what you have while you still have it. I teared up at the end of this book and I just loved every moment.

If you love Morgan Matson don’t give this one a miss it has to be one of my favorites from her.

Favorite quote:

“A thousand moments that I had just taken for granted mostly because I had assumed that there would be a thousand more.”

4/5 stars!

Do you like Morgan Matson? Whats our favorite book?

My Favorites are from 1-4:

  1. Since you’ve been gone
  2. Amy & Rogers Epic detour
  3. Second Chance Summer
  4. The unexpected everything

8 thoughts on “Second chance Summer & my love for Morgan Matson

  1. I’ve only read two books by Morgan Matson – SYBG and TUE, which I liked better – and I feel like she’s kind of a younger version of Sarah Dessen in terms of writing. Like, her books have the potential to be as great as Dessen’s (because personally, Dessen is my contemporary YA queen, haha). I might pick this one up though – I love anything that focuses on family. Great review! ❤

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    1. I haven’t read any Dressen yet (I know I’m behind on my contemporary XD) I’m planning on picking her up this summer and maybe binge reading her books because I’ve heard nothing but great things about them:)
      I hope you enjoy this one if you do read it 😀
      Thank you Reg xx


      1. Nooooo! Oh well – she’s not super big right now but I think she used to be bigger (less competition back in the day, I’m guessing). Which one are you planning to read soon? I think I might be rereading Just Listen (my favourite!) next week… well, as soon as my library copy becomes available. 😛

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