By Morgan Matson
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for younger Readers
Publication Date: 2011-05-03
Number of Pages: 368
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Synopsis from Amazon:
Amy Curry thinks her lifestyles sucks. Her mother makes a decision to maneuver from California to Connecticut to begin anew--just in time for Amy's senior yr. Her dad lately died in a motor vehicle coincidence. So Amy embarks on a highway journey to flee from all of it, riding cross-country from the house she's consistently identified towards her new lifestyles. becoming a member of Amy at the highway journey is Roger, the son of Amy's mother's outdated good friend. Amy hasn't obvious him in years, and she or he is below extremely joyful to be riding around the kingdom with a man she slightly is familiar with. So she's stunned to discover that she is constructing a overwhelm on him. whilst, she's coming to phrases together with her father's loss of life and the way to place her personal lifestyles again jointly after the coincidence. instructed in conventional narrative in addition to scraps from the road--diner napkins, hotel receipts, postcards--this is the tale of 1 girl's trip to discover herself.
GoodReads writer Information:
Author Name: Morgan Matson (Born: 1981/09/19)
Author Description: Morgan Matson grew up in long island urban and Greenwich, Connecticut. She attended Occidental collage in la yet midway although a theater measure, she got to work within the children's division of Vroman's bookshop and fell in love with YA literature.
Following university commencement (and the proud bearer of a very helpful theater/English measure) she moved again East to wait the hot university, the place she bought her M.F.A in Writing for Children.
Amy & Roger's Epic Detour, encouraged via Morgan's 3 cross-country highway journeys, used to be released in may possibly 2010. It used to be named an ALA best Ten top publication, a PW "Flying Start" ebook, and was once shortlisted for the Waterstone's e-book Prize.
In the period in-between, Morgan moved again to California, went again to varsity back and in 2011 bought an M.F.A. in Screenwriting from the college of Southern California.
Her moment booklet, moment probability summer season, used to be released in may perhaps 2012 and attracts principally on her reports spending summers turning out to be up within the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania.
Her 3rd e-book, given that You've Been long past, was once released in 2014.
Morgan presently lives in l. a., notwithstanding she likes to commute and does it each time she will. She is at present writing one other booklet, to be released in 2016.
Author URL: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3351454
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Extra info for Amy & Roger's Epic Detour
Her easy demeanor and open expression spoke of an affection for children, and his first thought was that he’d glimpsed the woman she once had been and could be again, given the right circumstances. Kristen, too, seemed to notice something different about the woman, because after she left, Kristen had told him that she’d made a new friend and that her name was Miss Katie. That didn’t mean, however, that Katie was comfortable with him. Last week, after she’d chatted easily with Kristen, he’d seen her reading the back covers of the novels he kept in stock.
Nowadays he was endlessly tinkering with the items he stocked, in an attempt to keep up with the changing tastes of his customers. Never in his life had he imagined doing something like this, but it had been a good decision, if only because it allowed him to keep an eye on the kids. Josh was in school, but Kristen wouldn’t start until the fall, and she spent her days with him in the store. He’d set up a play area behind the register, where his bright and talkative daughter seemed most happy. Though only five, she knew how to work the register and make change, using a step stool to reach the buttons.
Alex felt the same way and kept the store largely the same. Five or six aisles offered groceries and toiletries, refrigerator cases in the back overflowed with everything from soda and water to beer and wine, and as in every other convenience store, this one had racks of chips, candy, and the kind of junk food that people grabbed as they stood near the cash register. But that’s where the similarity ended. There was also assorted fishing gear along the shelves, fresh bait, and a grill manned by Roger Thompson, who’d once worked on Wall Street and had moved to Southport in search of a simpler life.