Amy & Roger's Epic Detour

Amy & Roger's Epic Detour

Book - 2010
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Amy Curry thinks her life sucks. Her mom decides to move from California to Connecticut to start anew--just in time for Amy's senior year. Her dad recently died in a car accident. So Amy embarks on a road trip to escape from it all, driving cross-country from the home she's always known toward her new life. Joining Amy on the road trip is Roger, the son of Amy's mother's old friend. Amy hasn't seen him in years, and she is less than thrilled to be driving across the country with a guy she barely knows. So she's surprised to find that she is developing a crush on him. At the same time, she's coming to terms with her father's death and how to put her own life back together after the accident. Told in traditional narrative as well as scraps from the road--diner napkins, motel receipts, postcards--this is the story of one girl's journey to find herself.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster BFYR, c2010.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781416990659
1416990658
Branch Call Number: YA MATSON M
Characteristics: 343 pages ; 22 cm.

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Amy is moving cross country because her mom got a new job and trying to deal with her grief after her father's desk. She's less than excited when Roger, the son of her mom's friend who she barely knows will be making the journey with her, but an unexpected adventure awaits. Fun and poignant, this... Read More »


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checkered_roses Nov 02, 2017

I really love this book! Normally, when there's a story about teens running off on their own in any way, my mind immediately defaults to "Yeah right." But this novel really makes it seem much more realistic, provides that delicious romance, and really hits the teen desires!

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Nov 03, 2016

I found the whole road trip experience interesting, but also not the most interesting thing I have read. The adventures and fun that Amy and Roger go through are plentiful and apparently based off the author's own experiences, which I found cool. In comparison with her newer books however, I like the newer ones better because I feel like I could relate to them more, and she has definitely improved in her writing. But an accident left protagonist Amy in a situation where she struggles to find herself again, while on a road trip with an old family friend Roger. He seems to be holding something back from her, and a suspected something may start. I found this whole book cute, so I am sure many others who haven't read this will too! 4.5/5 stars
- @Siri of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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blue_panda_993
Jul 28, 2016

BEST.BOOK.EVER.

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madi2001
Jul 25, 2016

Perfect summer read!

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madi2001
Jul 25, 2016

This book was really good. I couldn't put it down! the characters were developed and relatable. This book is funny and just, really good.

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Jen24
Jun 29, 2015

this book was flipping amazing

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crazycoolbff
Dec 09, 2014

AWESOME BOOK!!!!! I LOVED IT!!!! We need more books like these, there great to read in the summer (or winter) time!!!!!

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LUNTUNE13
Jul 07, 2014

Amazing book! Loved the humor :) 4.5 stars <3

nahil1 Jun 28, 2014

its a cute book

SabyTheGod Jun 09, 2014

This is a book for people who love romantic and cliffhangers

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crazycoolbff
Dec 09, 2014

crazycoolbff thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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LUNTUNE13
Jul 07, 2014

LUNTUNE13 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

Shelbs123 Jul 30, 2013

Shelbs123 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

allahy49 Jul 27, 2013

allahy49 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 36 and 15

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katiedrakeb thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 19

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poetrymiss
Jan 02, 2012

poetrymiss thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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SabyTheGod Jun 09, 2014

Amy Curry is not looking forward to her summer. Her mother decided to move across the country and now it's Amy's responsibility to get their car from California to Connecticut. But since her father died in a car accident, she isn't ready to get behind the wheel. Enter Roger. An old family friend, he also has to make the cross-country trip. . .and has plenty of baggage of his own. But as they drive, Amy finds that the people you least expected may turn out to be the ones you need the most—and that sometimes you have to get lost in order to find your way home.
-http://www.morganmatson.com/

allahy49 Jul 27, 2013

this book is actualy about love and life the story tell about the happy life

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rowan2791
Jun 04, 2013

Great road trip book with some emotional heft to it as well. Perfect summer reading!

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daily345family
Aug 04, 2012

From the back cover of Amy and Roger's Epic Detour... " It wouldn't be a road trip without some detours... Amy Curry is not looking forward to the summer. Her mother decided to move across the country and now it's Amy's responsibility to get their car from California to Connecticut. The only problem is, since her father died in a car accident, she isn't ready to get behind the wheel. Enter Roger. An old family friend, he also has to make the cross-country trip--and has plenty of baggage of his own. The road home may be unfamiliar--especially with their friendship venturing into uncharted territory--but together, Amy and Roger will figure out how to map their way."

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poetrymiss
Jan 02, 2012

This is story about a girl named Amelia and a voy named Roger who go on a road trip.

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crazycoolbff
Dec 09, 2014

Sexual Content: They mention it in the book, but don't do anything.

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allahy49 Jul 27, 2013

i like one line in this book it,s line about love and beautiful life.she say her boyfriend i want a beautiful life.

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