Second Chance Summer

by Morgan Matson

“And I’ve realized that the Beatles got it wrong. Love isn’t all we need—love is all there is.”

After Taylor Edwards' family gets devastating news, they decide to spend one last summer all together at their lake house in the Pocono Mountains, they get to know each other again and bond, and Taylor remembers her past friends and crush.

“You said you didn’t want to waste your time on people who aren’t going to matter,” I said, and he nodded. “But how do you know they’re not going to matter? Unless you give it a shot?”

Morgan Matson on Second Chance Summer

“The thing is that people only get hurt—really hurt—when they’re trying to play it safe. That’s when people get injured, when they pull back at the last second because they’re scared. They hurt themselves and other people.”

Sound interesting? The Fault in Our Stars is another must-read for you!

Sixteen year old Hazel, who has cancer, meets Augustus at a kids-with-cancer support group and as they fall in love they both wonder how they will be remembered.


Watch author John Green read the first chapter of The Fault in Our Stars here:
Reading Chapter One of The Fault in Our Stars

And, if reading about summer is your cup of tea, try One Moment:

Rising high school senior Maggie remembers little about the accidental death of her boyfriend, Joey, but as she slowly begins to recall that day at the gorge with their long-time friends, she realizes he was keeping some terrible secrets