Amy Roger s Epic Detour

After the death of her father, Amy, a high school student, and Roger, a college freshman, set out on a carefully planned road trip from California to Connecticut, but wind up taking many detours, forcing Amy to face her worst fears and come ...

Author: Morgan Matson

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing

ISBN: 9781416990666

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

View: 515

After the death of her father, Amy, a high school student, and Roger, a college freshman, set out on a carefully planned road trip from California to Connecticut, but wind up taking many detours, forcing Amy to face her worst fears and come to terms withher grief and guilt.

Amy Roger s Epic Detour

After the death of her father, Amy, a high school student, and Roger, a college freshman, set out on a carefully planned road trip from California to Connecticut, but wind up taking many detours, forcing Amy to face her worst fears and come ...

Author: Morgan Matson

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 9780606264778

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 343

View: 755

After the death of her father, Amy, a high school student, and Roger, a college freshman, set out on a carefully planned road trip from California to Connecticut.

A Morgan Matson Collection W T

Discover all the ups and downs of friendship, family, and summer love with Morgan Matson’s first three novels, now available together in a boxed set!

Author: Morgan Matson

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9781481479226

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 1360

View: 826

Discover all the ups and downs of friendship, family, and summer love with Morgan Matson’s first three novels, now available together in a boxed set! Three novels. Three girls. Three unforgettable summers. Follow Amy as she finds herself while getting lost on the road, Taylor as she navigates a summer of heartaches and second chances, and Emily as she tries to find who she is without the best friend who once never left her side. This boxed set includes paperback editions of Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour, Second Chance Summer, and Since You’ve Been Gone.

Amy Roger s Epic Detour

And something Amy! would never do in a million years. And as I thought about the four hundred ... “Just a detour,” Roger agreed, nodding. He smiled at me, ...

Author: Morgan Matson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0857072692

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

View: 743

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

Take Me Home Tonight

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off meets Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist in this romp through the city that never sleeps from the New York Times bestselling author of Since You’ve Been Gone.

Author: Morgan Matson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481499009

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 416

View: 105

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off meets Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist in this romp through the city that never sleeps from the New York Times bestselling author of Since You’ve Been Gone. Two girls. One night. Zero phones. Kat and Stevie—best friends, theater kids, polar opposites—have snuck away from the suburbs to spend a night in New York City. They have it all planned out. They’ll see a play, eat at the city’s hottest restaurant, and have the best. Night. Ever. What could go wrong? Well. Kind of a lot? They’re barely off the train before they’re dealing with destroyed phones, family drama, and unexpected Pomeranians. Over the next few hours, they’ll have to grapple with old flames, terrible theater, and unhelpful cab drivers. But there are also cute boys to kiss, parties to crash, dry cleaning to deliver (don’t ask), and the world’s best museum to explore. Over the course of a wild night in the city that never sleeps, both Kat and Stevie will get a wake-up call about their friendship, their choices…and finally discover what they really want for their future. That is, assuming they can make it to Grand Central before the clock strikes midnight.

Second Chance Summer

From the Flying Start author of Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour comes a powerful novel about hope in the face of heartbreak.

Author: Morgan Matson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439157529

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 480

View: 224

From the Flying Start author of Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour comes a powerful novel about hope in the face of heartbreak. Taylor Edwards’s family might not be the closest-knit—everyone is a little too busy and overscheduled—but for the most part, they get along just fine. Then, Taylor’s dad gets devastating news, and her parents decide that the family will spend one last summer all together at their old lake house in the Pocono Mountains. Crammed into a place much smaller and more rustic than they are used to, they begin to get to know each other again. And Taylor discovers that the people she thought she had left behind haven’t actually gone anywhere. Her former best friend is still around, as is her first boyfriend—and he’s much cuter at seventeen than he was at twelve. As the summer progresses and the Edwards become more of a family, they’re more aware than ever that they’re battling a ticking clock. Sometimes, though, there is just enough time to get a second chance with family, with friends, and with love.

Save the Date

“The cinema-worthy rom-com of your summer reading dreams.” —Bustle “A sparkling summer story ideal for teens who are on that bittersweet cusp of change.” —Booklist “[A] romantic comedy of errors.” —Publishers Weekly Father ...

Author: Morgan Matson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481404598

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 432

View: 571

“The cinema-worthy rom-com of your summer reading dreams.” —Bustle “A sparkling summer story ideal for teens who are on that bittersweet cusp of change.” —Booklist “[A] romantic comedy of errors.” —Publishers Weekly Father of the Bride meets Sixteen Candles in the latest novel from New York Times bestselling author Morgan Matson. Charlie Grant’s older sister is getting married this weekend at their family home, and Charlie can’t wait—for the first time in years, all four of her older siblings will be under one roof. Charlie is desperate for one last perfect weekend, before the house is sold and everything changes. The house will be filled with jokes and games and laughs again. Making decisions about things like what college to attend and reuniting with longstanding crush Jesse Foster—all that can wait. She wants to focus on making the weekend perfect. The only problem? The weekend is shaping up to be an absolute disaster. There’s the unexpected dog with a penchant for howling, house alarm that won’t stop going off, and a papergirl with a grudge. There are the relatives who aren’t speaking, the (awful) girl her favorite brother brought home unannounced, and a missing tuxedo. Not to mention the neighbor who seems to be bent on sabotage and a storm that is bent on drenching everything. The justice of the peace is missing. The band will only play covers. The guests are all crazy. And the wedding planner’s nephew is unexpectedly, distractingly…cute. Over the course of three ridiculously chaotic days, Charlie will learn more than she ever expected about the family she thought she knew by heart. And she’ll realize that sometimes, trying to keep everything like it was in the past means missing out on the future.

Since You ve Been Gone

Quiet Emily's sociable and daring best friend, Sloane, has disappeared leaving nothing but a random list of bizarre tasks for her to complete, but with unexpected help from popular classmate Frank Porter, Emily gives them a try.

Author: Morgan Matson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442435011

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 480

View: 200

Quiet Emily's sociable and daring best friend, Sloane, has disappeared leaving nothing but a random list of bizarre tasks for her to complete, but with unexpected help from popular classmate Frank Porter, Emily gives them a try.

The Unexpected Everything

Andie has a plan and she alwayssticks to the plan.

Author: Morgan Matson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471146154

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 528

View: 312

Andie has a plan and she alwayssticks to the plan. Future? A top tier medical school. Dad? Avoid as much as possible (which isn't that hard considering he's a Congressman and never around). Friends? Palmer, Bri, and Toby - pretty much the most awesome people on the planet, who needs anyone else? Relationships? No one's worth more than three weeks. So it's no surprise she's got her summer all planned out too. Until a political scandal cancels her summer pre-med internship, and lands both her and Dad back in the same house for the first time in years. Suddenly she's doing things that aren't Andie at all - working as a dog walker, doing an epic scavenger hunt with her dadand maybe, just maybe, letting the super cute Clark in closer than expected. Palmer, Bri and Toby tell her to embrace all the chaos, but here's the thing ... can she?

Crash Course in Young Adult Services

Amy and Roger's Epic Detour. Simon & Schuster, 2010. Amy's mom has arranged for Roger to drive Amy across the country. Amy's mom has set the route, ...

Author: Sarah Flowers

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440851719

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 137

View: 745

Learn how to improve teen services in public libraries by better understanding teen development and having positive interactions with teens to provide appropriate and interesting collections and services. • Enables librarians to create a welcoming environment for teens in the library • Explains how to better understand teen patrons by finding out what teens read, listen to, and watch, enabling you to guide them to "something good to read" • Provides guidance in how to help teens meet their homework or other information needs • Examines thorny issues regarding access, privacy, challenges to materials, and Internet use

Integrating Young Adult Literature Through the Common Core Standards

... 65, 127, 196 Americas, 196 Amplified, 201, 204 Amy and Roger's Epic Detour, 197 Anastasia, Grand Duchess, 215 Anastasia Forever, 215 Anastasia's Secret, ...

Author: Rachel L. Wadham

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610691180

Category: Education

Page: 260

View: 585

Provides a template for teachers for using young adult literature to meet students' reading needs and the common core state standards, featuring ideas for unit planning as well as suggested texts to use for instruction.

Since You ve Been Gone

Morgan Matson. Also by Morgan Matson Amy & Roger's Epic Detour Second Chance Summer • SYDNEY • NEW DELHI SINCE YOU'VE BEEN Morgan Matson.

Author: Morgan Matson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442435003

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 464

View: 692

Quiet Emily's sociable and daring best friend, Sloane, has disappeared leaving nothing but a random list of bizarre tasks that Emily would never normally perform, but with unexpected help from popular classmate Frank Porter, Emily gives each a try in the hope that by doing so, she will be led to Sloane by the end of what turns out to be an exciting summer. By the best-selling author of Second Chance Summer and Amy and Roger's Epic Detour.

The Common Core Approach to Building Literacy in Boys

Marchetta, Melina. Finnikin of the Rock. Candlewick, 2010. ISBN: 978-0-7636-4361-4. YA. Matson, Morgan. Amy & Roger's Epic Detour. Simon & Schuster, 2010.

Author: Liz Knowles

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610696360

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 285

View: 295

Written with a focus on the English Language Arts Common Core Standards, this book provides a complete plan for developing a literacy program that focuses on boys pre-K through grade 12. • Examines and evaluates the most recent research about boys and nonfiction reading • Addresses the intersections of Common Core Standards and literacy for boys • Provides annotated bibliographies of recommended books as well as lists of apps and other software for boys • Offers educators effective strategies to promote reading with boys and advice for parents in developing a home reading plan for their sons

Save the Cat Writes a Novel

... Selection by Keira Cass), reaching an important destination (Amy and Roger's Epic Detour, As I Lay Dying), or gaining a birthright (A Game of Thrones).

Author: Jessica Brody

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 0399579753

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

View: 472

The first novel-writing guide from the best-selling Save the Cat! story-structure series, which reveals the 15 essential plot points needed to make any novel a success. Novelist Jessica Brody presents a comprehensive story-structure guide for novelists that applies the famed Save the Cat! screenwriting methodology to the world of novel writing. Revealing the 15 "beats" (plot points) that comprise a successful story--from the opening image to the finale--this book lays out the Ten Story Genres (Monster in the House; Whydunit; Dude with a Problem) alongside quirky, original insights (Save the Cat; Shard of Glass) to help novelists craft a plot that will captivate--and a novel that will sell.

Children s Book a Day Almanac

Read Elvis Presley byWilborn Hampton, Ten Little Elvi by Duffy Grooms, illustrated by Dean Gorissen, and Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson.

Author: Anita Silvey

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

ISBN: 1466828048

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

View: 372

Part fun- and information-filled almanac, part good book guide, the Children's Book-a-Day Almanac is a new way to discover a great children's book--every day of the year! This fresh, inventive reference book is a dynamic way to showcase the gems, both new and old, of children's literature. Each page features an event of the day, a children's book that relates to that event, and a list of other events that took place on that day. Always informative and often surprising, celebrate a year of literature for children with The Children's Book-a-Day Almanac.

Beyond the Blockbusters

... such as Morgan Maston's Amy and Roger's Epic Detour (2010) and Bill Konigsberg's The Porcupine of Truth (2015). Konigsberg's novel provides a ...

Author: Rebekah Fitzsimmons

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1496827155

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 254

View: 793

Contributions by Megan Brown, Jill Coste, Sara K. Day, Rachel Dean-Ruzicka, Rebekah Fitzsimmons, Amber Gray, Roxanne Harde, Tom Jesse, Heidi Jones, Kaylee Jangula Mootz, Leah Phillips, Rachel L. Rickard Rebellino, S. R. Toliver, Jason Vanfosson, Sarah E. Whitney, and Casey Alane Wilson While critical and popular attention afforded to twenty-first-century young adult literature has exponentially increased in recent years, classroom materials and scholarship have remained static in focus and slight in scope. Twilight, The Hunger Games, The Fault in Our Stars, and The Hate U Give overwhelm conversations among scholars and critics—but these are far from the only texts in need of analysis. Beyond the Blockbusters: Themes and Trends in Contemporary Young Adult Fiction offers a necessary remedy to this limiting perspective, bringing together essays about the many subgenres, themes, and character types that have until now been overlooked. The collection tackles a diverse range of topics—modern updates to the marriage plot; fairy tale retellings in dystopian settings; stories of extrajudicial police killings and racial justice. The approaches are united, though, by a commitment to exploring the large-scale generic and theoretical structures at work in each set of texts. As a collection, Beyond the Blockbusters is an exciting entryway into a field that continues to grow and change even as its works captivate massive audiences. It will prove a crucial addition to the library of any scholar or instructor of young adult literature.

Take Me Home Tonight

ALSO BY MORGAN MATSON Amy & Roger's Epic Detour Second Chance Summer Since You've Been Gone The Unexpected Everything Save the Date NEW YORK • LONDON ...

Author: Morgan Matson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481498983

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 416

View: 502

Stevie and Kat, two high school seniors heavily involved in theater, leave Connecticut for a night of fun in New York City, but soon they find themselves without their phones or each other.

School Library Collection Development

Amy & Roger's Epic Detour. Nelson, Blake. Recovery Road. Resau, Laura. The Queen of Water. Revis, Beth. Across the Universe. Roth, Veronica. Divergent.

Author: Claire Gatrell Stephens

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598849433

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 71

View: 763

This practical manual demystifies the process of creating and maintaining a quality school library collection—an invaluable resource for anyone working in a library media center.

Death Loss and Grief in Literature for Youth

... 5 American Hospice Foundation.org, 587 Amici del Cuore/Friends of the Heart, 266 Amy & Roger's Epic Detour, 56 And What Comes after a Thousand?, ...

Author: Alice Crosetto

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0810885603

Category: Reference

Page: 245

View: 464

In this volume, Alice Crosetto and Rajinder Garcha identify hundreds of resources—including books, Internet sites, and media titles—that will help educators, professionals, parents, siblings, guardians, and students learn about coping with the loss of a loved one and the grief process. Annotations provide complete bibliographical descriptions of the entries, and each entry is identified with the grade levels for which it is best suited. Reviews from recognized publications are also included wherever possible. Anyone interested in locating helpful resources regarding death and grieving will find much of value in this essential tool.

This Raging Light

—Morgan Matson, author of Amy & Roger's Epic Detour and Since You've Been Gone “[Laure] has a raw, authentic voice and a passion for storytelling.

Author: Estelle Laure

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544636481

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 290

View: 255

For fans of Jandy Nelson and Rainbow Rowell comes a gorgeous debut novel about family, friends, and first love. Lucille Bennett is pushed into adulthood after her mom decides to take a breakfrom parenting, from responsibility, from Lucille and her little sister, Wren. Left to cover for her absentee parents, Lucille thinks, Wren and Lucille. Lucille and Wren. I will do whatever I have to. No one will pull us apart. Now is not the time for level-headed Lucille to fall in love. But lovemessy, inconvenient loveis what shes about to experience when she falls for Digby Jones, her best friends brother. With blazing longing that builds to a fever pitch, Estelle Laures soulful debut will keep readers hooked and hoping until the very last page. "A funny, poetic, big-hearted reminder that life canand willtake us all by surprise.Jennifer E. Smith, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight Lucille may not take down a beast or assassinate any super bads, but shes what heroines look like and love like in real life. Justine Magazine