I was crying
I have only cried a few times when I read or watched a movie. I was crying when I read this book. It's such an amazing book, I can't even find the words to describe it.
Second Chance Summer is about 17 year old Taylor, who's father is dying of cancer. He decides to spend his last days at their old beach house on Lake Phoenix, where they haven't been for 4 years. When they get there, Taylor ends up having to fix her relationships with her friends and family.
It sounds like a really cheesy book. However, it's not. Matson's writing is wonderful. The characters are likeable, it's actually a sadly realistic situation, and the story is a perfect combo of romance, humor, and tragedy. I recommend this book to any tween 12+ for making out, and dealing with loss.