Tuesday, September 3, 2013

YA Book Club: Second Chance Summer

It's YA Book Club day! The YA Book Club is hosted by the lovely Tracey Neithercott, and today we are discussing Morgan Mattson's Second Chance Summer.

"But, Jess," you say. "I've been reading your blog for a long time now, and I swear you've talked about this book here before."

You know what, dear reader? You're right. I totally have. (And that's quite the memory you have, there!) I wrote up a Bookanista recommendation for Second Chance Summer last year. You can check it out here.

"And, you know, I think I even remember you posting about it over on YA Confidential."

Wow, you really pay close attention, don't you? You're right. I talked about Second Chance Summer on a YAC post about beach reads. You can check that out here.

"Well then, Jess. Since you've already posted about this book twice, do you have anything new to add to the conversation? I mean, I doubt you went back and re-read it just for the book club."

Wow, you're getting a little snippy aren't you? Jeez.

But, you're right. I don't have anything new to say, really. I loved Second Chance Summer. It made me laugh and cry, and I totally think everyone should read it. And, really, I haven't blogged in forever and I really wanted to play along with the book club fun. *waves to everyone*

Who else read Second Chance Summer? What did you think about it? And be sure to head over to Tracey's blog to visit the other posts participating in book club today!


  1. I like what you said about "fully realized characters" in your Bookanista rec. That's so true. I think the Edwards family in particular felt so real, like they could be a family I'm acquainted with IRL. And, like you say, the writing really draws you in. Despite the fact that it deals with cancer, this book was hard to put down.

  2. I found all the characters well developed and interesting and I loved the father/daughter relationship.

  3. Your Bookanisa Rec was one of the main reasons I wanted to read this book, and I definitely was not disappointed. It's everything I love about contemporary YA. Now I need to get my hands on a copy of EPIC DETOUR!

  4. You are too funny. :) I'm so glad I saw all the buzz in the blogosphere about this book because it's truly the best book I read this year. LOVED, LOVED, LOVED it! It did make me laugh and cry (which I don't do often at books) and despite it's sad premise, it just had so many sweet and hopeful moments too. And yes - agreed. EVERYONE should read it!

  5. You're funny. I'm glad you joined in because you can't talk about this book enough. It's that good. So, yes, I agree with you about its worthiness. :)

  6. I need a good laugh AND cry read. Going for SCS.