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


Come see me on tour with fab authors Siobhan Vivian and Suzanne Young!

May 2nd

7 PM

Barnes & Noble

67881 Edinger Ave

Huntington Beach, California 

With special guest Jenny Han!!

May 3rd

7 PM

Barnes & Noble

6050 El Cerrito Plaza

El Cerrito, California 

May 4th

6 PM

University Bookstore

990 102 nd Ave NE

Seattle, Washington 

May 5th

7 PM

Barnes & Noble

12000 SE 82nd Ave

Portland, Oregon 

May 6th

6 PM

Tattered Cover

7301 S. Santa Fe Drive

Littleton, CO 


Hope I can see you at one of my solo tour events! There will be giveaways and prizes!!

May 7th

3 PM

Vroman's Bookstore

695 E. Colorado Blvd

Pasadena, California 

May 11th

7 PM

Brilliant Books

118 E. Front Street

Traverse City, Michigan 

May 12th

7 PM

Anderson’s Bookshop

5115 Main Street

Downers Grove, Illinois 

Joint event with Ashley Royer!

May 14th


McCormick Place

Chicago, Illinois 

Panel: The Simon & Schuster Sisters: Morgan, Siobhan…and Jenny!

Time: 4:00pm Location: W475

Description: Three minds at work in teen fiction discuss friendship, strong female characters, summer love, and how lucky we are to read books right now.

Speakers: Morgan Matson, Siobhan Vivian, Jenny Han

May 16th

7 PM

Barnes & Noble

7851 L Tyson’s Corner

McLean, Virginia 

May 17th

7:30 PM

Barnes & Noble

12089 Rockville Pike

Rockville, Maryland 

May 18th

6 PM

McNally Jackson

52 Prince Street

New York, New York 

May 19th

7 PM

Barnes & Noble

3435 US Route 1

Princeton, New Jersey 

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