Book Beginnings and Friday 56: Second Chance Summer

Book Beginnings is a meme hosted by Rose City Reader.
Share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.

Friday 56 is a meme hosted by Freda’s Voice.

– Grab a book, any book.
– Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
– Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it) that grabs you.
– Post it.

My book this week is Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson.

I eased open my bedroom door to check that the hallway was empty. When I was sure that it was, I shouldered my purse and closed the door behind me quietly, then took the stairs down to the kitchen two at a time. It was nine a.m., we were leaving for the lake house in three hours, and I was running away.

Friday 56:
Though I didn’t want to, I found myself gravitating next door. The lights were on in what I now knew was Henry’s house, spilling out from the windows into squares on the gravel driveway. I looked at the lighted windows, wondering if he was home, and if so, which room was his, when I caught myself and realized I was being ridiculous.
Initial Reactions / Other Thoughts
I am a little more than half way through this book, and I am loving it. Morgan Matson has a way of writing that just sucks you. She creates such lovable characters! Taylor is dealing with her father’s recent diagnosis with cancer, and she’s going back to her lake house, 5 years after her last disastrous summer there. It’s a story about love, friendship, and forgiveness. I keep sneaking in reading time whenever I can because I just can’t get enough of this book.
Have you read it?

What book are you reading this week?

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