By Morgan Matson
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for younger Readers
Publication Date: 2011-05-03
Number of Pages: 368
Website: Amazon, LibraryThing, Google Books, Goodreads
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 12 months. Her dad lately died in a automobile twist of fate. So Amy embarks on a street journey to flee from all of it, using cross-country from the house she's constantly identified towards her new lifestyles. becoming a member of Amy at the street journey is Roger, the son of Amy's mother's previous buddy. Amy hasn't noticeable him in years, and he or she is lower than extremely joyful to be riding around the state with a man she slightly understands. So she's shocked to discover that she is constructing a overwhelm on him. even as, she's coming to phrases together with her father's dying and the way to place her personal existence again jointly after the coincidence. instructed in conventional narrative in addition to scraps from the road--diner napkins, inn 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 university in l. a. yet midway even though a theater measure, she set to work within the children's division of Vroman's bookshop and fell in love with YA literature.
Following collage commencement (and the proud bearer of an exceptionally invaluable theater/English measure) she moved again East to wait the recent tuition, the place she got her M.F.A in Writing for Children.
Amy & Roger's Epic Detour, encouraged by way of Morgan's 3 cross-country street journeys, used to be released in might 2010. It was once named an ALA most sensible Ten top ebook, a PW "Flying Start" ebook, and was once shortlisted for the Waterstone's booklet Prize.
In the intervening time, Morgan moved again to California, went again to varsity back and in 2011 obtained an M.F.A. in Screenwriting from the collage of Southern California.
Her moment ebook, moment probability summer time, was once released in may well 2012 and attracts principally on her reviews spending summers becoming up within the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania.
Her 3rd e-book, due to the fact that You've Been long gone, was once released in 2014.
Morgan at the moment lives in la, notwithstanding she likes to trip and does it each time she will be able to. She is at present writing one other publication, 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
At home, my dad's probably asleep by now. When my mom goes out of a day, he sits down in front of the television and passes right out. Sometimes he stays like that all day. When she gets home from work, it wakes him up. One time he left a tap on for six hours and the kitchen flooded. It's hard trying to work out exactly what it is that's made him end up like this. I think he thinks if he stays asleep long enough, whatever has happened will all bleed away. I think it's the same thing he thinks about when he stands in the garden and smokes all his cigarettes and looks up at the sky.
Some people know more dead people than their friends do. That'd change things. I'm not too worried about being sad because I doubt if I will be but I am worried about things feeling too much. I don't know who is going to be there apart from Luke and Emma and Luke's aunt. I'd not thought about that until now, the guest list. I don't think I know anyone else who would go. Hopefully after the funeral Luke will want a break so we can go somewhere else and get stoned and pretend that his dad isn't dead and we can be stupid and Emma can hug Luke and me and I can pretend that we're all in love with each other, in the way that I've always wanted.
There's a feeling that I want, but I can't put it into words. My mother says something about Luke and I think about his dad and I agree. There's no point not to. For a second I think she wants to come to the funeral and I panic more than I thought I would, which surprises me. I misheard her. She's not coming to the funeral. I wasn't properly listening. 45 People must think about funerals in different ways. Some people know more dead people than their friends do. That'd change things. I'm not too worried about being sad because I doubt if I will be but I am worried about things feeling too much.