Amy & Roger's Epic Detour

Morgan Matson, Simon & Schuster, $16.99 (352p) ISBN 978-1-4169-9065-9
In the summer following her junior year, Amy is nursing the loss of her father in a car accident—and the burden of believing it was her fault. With her mother relocating the family to Connecticut and her brother in rehab, Amy is left to get the car from California to their new house. But since the accident, Amy won't drive. Enter Roger, the 19-year-old son of a family friend, on his way to visit his father in Philadelphia. After a few bumps, Roger and Amy are on their way—he to help her face the grief and truth about her father's death, and she to help him move on from a painful breakup. Debut author Matson ably evokes the places, tastes, and tunes of this unforgettable cross-country trip, and the incorporation of b&w photos, receipts, playlists, sketches, and quotations about the states they pass through make it feel all the more real. The duo's budding romance is especially satisfying given the deliciously slow speed with which it builds. A near perfect summer read that should leave readers with a thirst for travel and romance. Ages 12–up. (May)
Reviewed on: 05/10/2010
Release date: 05/01/2010
Genre: Children's
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