Amy & Roger's Epic Detour

An ALA Top Ten Best Book for Young Readers

Shortlisted for the Waterstone's Book Prize

A Publisher's Weekly "Flying Start" book

"This is an incredible book—heartbreakingly funny and utterly un-put-down-able."

— Lauren Myracle, NYT Bestselling author of ttyl
and Thirteen

Amy & Roger's
Epic Detour

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.

"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."


"An emotionally rewarding road novel."

— School Library Journal

Second Chance Summer

What would you do if you got a second chance? A powerful novel about family, love, loss, and cupcakes.

News & Appearances

The Unexpected Everything Tour

Monday, July 25th

6 pm
Barnes & Noble
8431 Brier Creek Parkway
Raleigh, NC

Tuesday, July 26th

6:30 PM
The Booksellers at Laurelwood
387 Perkins Road Extended
Memphis, TN

Wednesday, July 27th

6:30 PM
Parnassus Books
3900 Hillsboro Pike
Nashville, TN

Thursday, July 28th

7 PM
Young Adult Author Panel
Unraveled YA Panel – with authors Becky Albertalli, Kathleen Baldwin, Sona Charaipotra, Dhonielle Clayton, and Amy Tintera
South Irving Library
601 Schulze Drive
Irving, TX

Friday, July 29th

8 PM
Barnes & Noble
Mansell Crossings Shopping Center
Alphretta, GA

Tuesday, August 2nd

6:30 PM
YA Panel – with authors Jessica Brody, Julie Buxbaum, and
Nicola Yoon
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA

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