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Morgan Matson continues to impress me with her honest and achingly real novels. Her characters deal with change and growing up with such authentic emotions and Second Chance Summer is no different. Taylor Edwards hasn’t been to her family’s summer lake house since she was twelve and she doesn’t particularly want to be there this summer either. But when Taylor is confronted with memories and mistakes from the past, she realizes maybe this is her second chance with old friends, family and maybe even her childhood crush. Ms. Matson spins a tale of heartbreak, loss, love and hope with the precise amount of laughter, tears, and affection. I’m already looking forward to her next book.
Check out this wonderful article on Rick Riordan and the changing world of kid’s literature.
Warning: this article contains spoilers for “The House of Hades.”
Rick Riordan’s Heroes of Olympus series is technically closer to YA than the Percy Jackson series, but only because the characters are older. (And even then, not all of its characters are). Percy is 17, but you have characters anywhere from 13 to adults. And it’s clean. There’s no cursing, there are a few on-screen kisses (but that’s as far as that goes), and it’s violent, but not scarily so. It’s a great kid lit series. Read more…