Amy & Roger's Epic Detour

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Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, May 3, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 352 pages
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.

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User Review  - bookworm12 - LibraryThing

Amy has to make it from California to Connecticut, but after a traumatic accident she doesn’t drive. She finds herself road tripping with a boy she barely knows. I really loved the pacing of the novel ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tabatha014 - LibraryThing

This was an easy read, but I don't think it was as amazing as everyone else does. The story was cute, but it just wasn't all that entertaining. An ok book, just not what I was expecting and the ending was a little abrupt. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Morgan Matson received her MFA in Writing for Children from the New School. She 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

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