An ALA Top Ten Best Book for Young Readers, Shortlisted for the
Waterstone's Book Prize and a Publisher's Weekly "Flying Start"
book Amy Curry's year sucks. And it's not getting any better. Her
mother has decided to move, so somehow Amy has to get their car
from California to the East Coast. There's just one problem: since
her father's death Amy hasn't been able to get behind the wheel of
a car. Enter Roger, the son of a family friend, who turns out to be
funny, nice . . . and unexpectedly cute. But Roger's plans involve
a more "scenic" route than just driving from A to B, so suddenly
Amy finds herself on the road trip of a lifetime. And, as she grows
closer to Roger, Amy starts to realise that sometimes you have to
get lost to find your way home. . .Praise for Amy & Roger's
Epic Detour 'One of the most touching, irresistible, and feel-good
road trips I've been on in a long, long while. Amy & Roger is a
book to love.' Deb Caletti, National Book Award Finalist '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 Reviews
'A classic literary road trip is what Matson delivers in high
style...if all road trips were like this, nobody'd ever stay home.'
BCCB 'An emotionally rewarding road novel.' School Library Journal
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With unexpected tenderness and humour, the story unfolds in small bites allowing the reader to savour the experience.
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 | Review by: Sue @ Crushingcinders
Beautifully written, this story of two almost-strangers who get to know each while driving across America, breaks from the usual, stereotypical road-trip story where the couple start off hating each other before they fall in love. In contrast, there was an easy friendship between Roger and Amy from the start.
Like a scrapbook, the memorabilia collected on the way brings life to the story, while the shared secrets and playlists allow the characters to shine through.
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