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 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, using cross-country from the house she's consistently identified towards her new existence. becoming a member of Amy at the street journey is Roger, the son of Amy's mother's outdated buddy. Amy hasn't noticeable him in years, and she or he is lower than delighted to be using around the kingdom with a man she slightly is aware. So she's shocked to discover that she is constructing a overwhelm on him. while, she's coming to phrases together with her father's loss of life 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 big apple 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 bookstall and fell in love with YA literature.
Following collage commencement (and the proud bearer of an exceptionally helpful theater/English measure) she moved again East to wait the recent institution, the place she acquired 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 could 2010. It was once named an ALA most sensible Ten most sensible booklet, a PW "Flying Start" e-book, and used to be shortlisted for the Waterstone's ebook Prize.
In the period in-between, 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 e-book, moment likelihood summer season, was once 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 ebook, when you consider that You've Been long past, used to be released in 2014.
Morgan at the moment lives in la, although she likes to commute and does it at any time when she will. She is at present writing one other ebook, to be released in 2016.
Author URL: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3351454
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For she was the definite most-hard trial to anyone’s endurance, even when they started out with veils of wretched love upon their eyes. I was that girl who thought the black hem of her garment would help me rise. Veils of love which was only hate petrified by longing— that was me. I was like those bush Indians who stole the holy black hat of a Jesuit and swallowed little scraps of it to cure their fevers. But the hat itself carried smallpox and was kill ing them with belief. Veils of faith! I had this confidence in Leopolda.
King hardly noticed my weight. He pushed her lower. So I had no choice then. I jumped on his back and bit his ear. My teeth met and blood filled my mouth. He reeled backward, bucking me off, and I flew across the room, hit the refrigerator solidly, and got back on my feet. His hands were cocked in boxer’s fists. He was deciding who to hit first, I thought, me or Lipsha. I glanced around. I was alone. I stared back at King, scared for the first time. Then the fear left and I was mad, just mad, at Lipsha, at King, at Lynette, at June.