It's hard to be the younger brother...

You are cordially invited to the wedding of Matt Tucker and Dana Schneider, as seen through the eyes of Tony Carpenter.  Last seen in Courting the Clearwaters, Shawn Carpenter’s little brother Tony is now in high school, and he’s tired of living in his perfect big brother’s shadow.  He wants to be his own person, but honestly, right now he’s not doing that well as his own person.  His family loves him, but they also tend to forget he exists, and the way he’s messing up his life, that might not be such a bad thing. 

 

The new girl who moves in across the street, though, knows he exists, and he finds himself attracted to her, even though she has a few issues he can’t understand at all.  And his best friend knows he exists and uses that knowledge to get Tony into trouble that could shoot down his plans for senior year and college and the rest of his life, so maybe in that relationship it would be best to be forgotten.

 

Through the events surrounding a wedding, though, he will learn that it’s possible for him to climb out of Shawn’s shadow and be the man God wants him to be, and that’s more important than simply existing in anyone else’s eyes.  Second Son is the tenth book of the Boys of Summer series for Christian teens and the young at heart.