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Second Chance Summer

by Morgan Matson


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A powerful novel about hopeand 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.

Publication Details

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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United States, Singapore, Canada, Denmark


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Morgan Matson (Author)

Morgan Matson is a New York Times bestselling author. She received her MFA in writing for children from the New School and was named a Publishers Weekly Flying Start author for her first book, Amy & Roger's Epic Detour, which was also recognized a...

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