hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine
I just finished this author's debut, Amy & Roger's Epic Detour, and I really enjoyed it... then I found out about her second book and wow... it definitely seems like my type of book.
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.
Second Chance Summer is released May 8, 2012 from Simon & Schuster
Will you check out that cover?! I think it's rocking the perfect vibe. And I can't stop staring at it. And I absolutely adore the title as well. And the summary. Boy, this is a book that simply sells itself!!