Spoiler Alert: This book should come with a free box (or boxes) of tissues.
Second Chance Summer just like the rest of Ms.Morgan Matson’s novels did not fail my expectations of a perfect summer read except this particular novel thought my summer reads are becoming pretty easy and so it decided to make me bawl out. Profusely.
It’s impressive because I don’t think the novel is deliberately trying to make the reader cry. Yes the premise is very sad- about a family spending their last summer together considering the father has only a few months left to live, but the story was approached in a light-hearted manner stretching and fixating the plot on Taylor, the middle child and her shot at second chances. I enjoyed how she was able to spend a productive summer while gaining confidence and winning back her friends which had all been possible because of the time she spent with her father, getting to know him better and learning so much from him during his last few weeks alive.*wails*
I admire Taylor and her whole family for putting up a strong face during an impending tragedy. I doubt I’ll ever face a thing as graceful and as courageous and I pray never to have to go through anything like it. Written genuinely and beautifully (except for several noticeable typos-sorry for noticing^^), it’s a story that will make you appreciate life and people you love while you still have the chance.