Amy & Roger's Epic Detour (Paperback)

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Amy Curry has been left alone to finish her last month of school in Los Angelos while her mother gets situated in Connecticut. While still mourning the death of her father now Amy has to drive cross-country, with a boy she hasn't seen in years along the route her mother has supplied. At the last minute Amy decides to ignore her mother's route and follows her own directions. Along the way Amy discovers interesting facts about each state they drive through and about herself. A great read for summer! Made me want to just jump in a car and drive.

— From Rene

Description


There were three things Amy Curry didn’t expect out of senior year. First: her father’s death. Second: her mother’s decision to relocate to the East Coast. Third: Roger Sullivan.

After her father’s sudden death, Amy’s mom has decided to start anew—in Connecticut, just before the start of senior year. And she’s decided that it’ll be Amy’s job to get the car from California to Connecticut.

The only problem? Amy hasn’t gotten behind the wheel since the car accident that took her father’s life.

Enter Roger, a family friend, tasked by his mother to help Amy drive across the country. Amy’s not pleased to be driving across the country with a boy she barely knows, but as Amy gets lost on her cross-country adventure, she must confront the past she’s running from, come to terms with the grief of losing a parent, and learn how to open her heart in order to find herself again.

About the Author


Morgan Matson is a New York Times bestselling author. She received her MFA in writing for children from the New School and was named a Publishers Weekly Flying Start author for her first book, Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour, which was also recognized as an ALA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults. Her second book, Second Chance Summer, won the California State Book Award. She lives in Los Angeles. Visit her at MorganMatson.com.

Praise For…


“This is an incredible book—heartbreakingly funny and utterly un-put-down-able.” --Lauren Myracle, New York Times Bestselling author of Thirteen and TTYL

"One of the most touching, irresistible, and feel-good road trips I've been on in a long, long while. AMY & ROGER is a book to love." --Deb Caletti

* "A near perfect summer read that should leave readers with a thirst for travel and romance." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"This entertaining and thoughtful summertime road trip serves up slices of America with a big scoop of romance on the side." --Kirkus


Product Details
ISBN: 9781416990666
ISBN-10: 1416990666
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: May 3rd, 2011
Pages: 384
Language: English