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.
©2010 Morgan Matson (P)2010 Audible, Inc.
Happiness is a good book!
I got this because it was in my price range. I wasn't expecting to love it. I was drawn into the story fast! I loved the twists and unexpectedness of the story. The characters were wonderfully thought out and the ending wasn't tired! I loved all this book had to offer!!
I am a library media specialist at a middle/high school. I love classics, contemporary fiction, historical fiction, YA books (especially dystopias!) and picture books.
Just finished this and it was a nice bit of escapism- a good summertime read. It definitely had me thinking about the road trips in my past- complete with music, snacks and highway. I recommend this to anyone needing to getaway from the day to day!
This book is has amazing writing. The character arches and flawless, the personalities are real, and the story is awesome. I have read this book several times and each time I feel like I am discovering American again with Roger and Amy!
The performance is not distracting. I love when I can forget about the persons voice and get sucked into the story.
The transformation and growth you see in both main characters is awesome.
If you love road trips this book will make you crazy to join them on their detour across America
Always busy - always in the car.
The travel details - the foods, histories and creation of the landscapes. And the Characters: Amy - Broken, Roger - Feeling, and the supporting cast of Bronwyn, Walcott and Lucien that all gave extra heart to this story.
Bronwyn, Walcott and Lucien - love them all and they are all important to this story.
The story is is the perfect rite of passage book.
The scene when Amy goes back to the golf course and annouces that her father is dead.
I like the book because I can really see the personality of each character and the was the story unfolds. I didn't want it to end, and wanted to see when else this story would take me, but it had to and it ended well.
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