Author: Morgan Matson
Published: 1st published on 05/04/10 by Simon & Schuster
Genre: YA Contemporary
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.
Now this is what I call sheer perfection! Love everything about this book, from the characters to the plot. I love Amy and Roger’s adventures and impulsiveness and I do wish that I can experience that kind of road trip adventure. This is a simple yet very engaging and fascinating read. Love it!
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