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 highway journey to flee from all of it, riding cross-country from the house she's consistently recognized 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 becoming a member of Amy at the highway journey is Roger, the son of Amy's mother's outdated good friend.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 delighted to be riding around the nation with a man she slightly is aware. So she's stunned to discover that she is constructing a weigh down on him. while, she's coming to phrases along 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, lodge 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 although a theater measure, she set to work within the children's division of Vroman's book shop and fell in love with YA literature.
Following university commencement (and the proud bearer of an extremely important theater/English measure) she moved again East to wait the hot college, the place she obtained her M.F.A in Writing for Children.
Amy & Roger's Epic Detour, encouraged through Morgan's 3 cross-country street journeys, used to be released in may possibly 2010. It used to be named an ALA most sensible Ten most sensible booklet, a PW "Flying Start" ebook, and used to be shortlisted for the Waterstone's ebook Prize.
In the period in-between, Morgan moved again to California, went again to college back and in 2011 bought an M.F.A. in Screenwriting from the college of Southern California.
Her moment booklet, moment likelihood summer time, used to be released in may possibly 2012 and attracts mostly on her stories spending summers starting to be up within the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania.
Her 3rd e-book, considering the fact that You've Been long past, used to be released in 2014.
Morgan at present lives in l. a., although she likes to trip and does it every time she will. She is at the moment writing one other booklet, to be released in 2016.
Author URL: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3351454
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He thinks I should knock some heads together if I’m really So convinced everyone is such a motherFucker. I see what they mean, Hopler— one really does get tired of you. He wants to know how often I’ve been mistaken for a shrub. The Angel says if you beat someone long enough and hard enough, They will learn to love you for it.  That’s mighty big talk, isn’t it, Hopler—coming from a man who lives with his mother? Hopler, I’ve had it with all your crying and complaining. If I wanted to hear whining, I’d kick a dog.
Should I fill it with my own gold teeth? I have a blue vase but no flowers. I have no flowers. My neighbor has them all.  L I K E T H E S TA R E O F S O M E G L A S S - E Y E D G O D If we are not busy fixing what we have broken, we are busy breaking What, someday, we will need to fix. As for that which cannot be broken— As for that for which there is no fix— I wish we were patches Of that miraculous afternoon light: Bright. Unbroken. Fixed On the grass— Imagine! Being fixed on the grass. How sad .
To live in the midst of the physical, the visceral, Untroubled by the crush Of want—  6 We Cannot Love the World as It Is We cannot love the world as it is, Because the world, as it is, is impossible to love. We have only to lust for it— To lust for each other in it— And, somehow, to make that suffice.  7 Revisited No, somehow to make that sacrifice.  8 The Goddess of the Parking Lot Maybe it was Ceres I saw that day, Moving across that parking lot in breeze-blown blooms of red, flocked, cloth and not just some woman who was A credit to her dress.
Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson