Summary Of Morgan Matson's Second Chance Summer

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“Second Chance Summer” by Morgan Matson is a realistic fiction novel telling the story of Taylor Edwards. Despite all she has going on in her life already, their family is given the devastating news that will change their future. Following that, they decided to spend their last summer together at their lake house in the Poconos. Being that the last time they had been there was five years ago, she comes back only to find herself stuck in the middle of lost friendships and relationships. The short, fun days as a little girl that she remembers are now long days spent inside.Dealing with family problems and awkward relationships, Taylor tries to make the most out her summer and takes the second chance to make things right with her family, friends, and lost loves. One of the main themes in this novel is to appreciate what you have before it's gone. Within the story, Taylor loses a lot of her old friends and one of the most important role models she had, her father. They bonded like no one else, and when he was gone, she had realized how many things in her life he had done that she had taken for granted. As stated in the text, “A thousand moments I had just taken for granted-mostly because I had assumed that there would be a thousand more.”(pg.368) For example, whenever Taylor had snuck out of the house and “ran away”, her father would always find her and pick her up in his car. Instead of being mad at Taylor, he always took her out for ice cream as long as she promised not to tell her mother. Although the summer was hectic with all the “drama”, Taylor…show more content…
The resolutions had supported the theme because after his passing, Taylor and the rest of her family hung out a lot more, realizing that time is precious, and that they should use every second that they can together. “Second Chance Summer” by Morgan Matson is the story of a teenage girl Taylor Edwards who used her second chances in life to make everything
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