Synopses & Reviews
Amy Curry thinks her life sucks. Her mom decides to move from California to Connecticut to start anew--just in time for Amy's senior year. Her dad recently died in a car accident. So Amy embarks on a road trip to escape from it all, driving cross-country from the home she's always known toward her new life. Joining Amy on the road trip is Roger, the son of Amy's mother's old friend. Amy hasn't seen him in years, and she is less than thrilled to be driving across the country with a guy she barely knows. So she's surprised to find that she is developing a crush on him. At the same time, she's coming to terms with her father's death and how to put her own life back together after the accident. Told in traditional narrative as well as scraps from the road--diner napkins, motel receipts, postcards--this is the story of one girl's journey to find herself.
“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 andamp; 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
"The narrative keeps its momentum even through flashbacks that gradually reveal more about Amy’s family tragedy and interspersed pages from Amy’s travel scrapbook, which includes jotted state overviews, souvenir menus, and long, keenly apt music playlists that’ll send readers off to downloading. If all road trips were like this, nobody’d ever stay home."--Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books
"A rich tapestry that will make readers confident that they are in the hands of a master storyteller."--Kirkus Reviews
, starred review
"Enchanting...this realistic novel will hit home."--School Library Journal, starred review
"Astonishing."--Booklist, starred review
"Make this book a part of your collection--you will not be disappointed."--VOYA, starred review
and#8220;This is an incredible bookand#8212;heartbreakingly funny and utterly un-put-down-able.and#8221; --Lauren Myracle, andlt;iandgt;New York Timesandlt;/iandgt; Bestselling author of andlt;iandgt;Thirteenandlt;/iandgt; and andlt;iandgt;TTYLandlt;/iandgt;
About the Author
andlt;bandgt;Morgan Matsonandlt;/bandgt; received her MFA in Writing for Children from the New School. She was named a andlt;iandgt;Publishers Weekly andlt;/iandgt;Flying Start author for her first book, andlt;iandgt;Amy andamp; Rogerand#8217;s Epic Detourandlt;/iandgt;, which was also recognized as an ALA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults. She lives in Los Angeles. Visit her at MorganMatson.com.