Happy Thursday! You know what that means… time for a new TBR Thursday!
My feature was totally influenced by Teresa @ Readers Live a Thousand Lives and her On My Shelf posts. I love love love the idea of spotlighting a title from my shelf (or, you know, my eReader) and seeing what you think about it. Have you read it? Should I read it or put it back on the shelf? Sometimes it seems like everyone is reading the same books at the same time and older titles have a way of just fading from the radar. I love this way of featuring an older title and, of course, getting a chance to talk about it with other bloggers and readers. And I want to force myself to do it regularly, hence the TBR Thursday title.
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Now, let’s talk about this week’s pick, shall we?
Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson Taylor 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.
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: May 7, 2013
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Add it: Goodreads
Buy it: Amazon
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.
As the summer progresses and the Edwards become more of a family, they’re more aware than ever 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.
Taylor 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.
I’ve thought about picking this book up SO. MANY. TIMES. but I always chicken out. I’m afraid it will completely ruin me. I’m not against feels in books. Don’t get me wrong. But I’m not a big fan of painful feels. So, yeah, the blurb for this book worries me. While I’ve managed to avoid most of the reviews written by my friends, I can tell by the ratings that they enjoyed the book. I’m sure it’s a beautiful book. I just need to know if it’s going to ruin my life if I read it. Any feedback?
Have you read Second Chance Summer?
Should I read it or put it back on the shelf?
Leave your thoughts in the comments!