AMY & ROGER’S EPIC DETOUR
By: Morgan Matson
Publication Date: May 4, 2010
I really enjoyed this book – my absolute favorite part of it was the road trip playlists that were included – I love music and this one offers a lot of amazing things… Plus the story was actually quite cute and though the ending wasn’t my absolute favorite I still enjoyed this book quite a bit! Have you read it? Did you love it? Let us know in the comments!
Morgan Matson grew up in New York City and Greenwich, Connecticut. She attended Occidental College in Los Angeles but halfway though a theater degree, she started working in the children’s department of Vroman’s Bookstore and fell in love with YA literature.
Following college graduation (and the proud bearer of an incredibly useful theater/English degree) she moved back East to attend the New School, where she received her M.F.A in Writing for Children.
Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour, inspired by Morgan’s three cross-country road trips, was published in May 2010. It was named an ALA Top Ten Best Book, a PW “Flying Start” book, and was shortlisted for the Waterstone’s Book Prize. It has since been published in five different languages and six different countries.
In the meantime, Morgan moved back to California, went back to school again and in 2011 received an M.F.A. in Screenwriting from the University of Southern California.
Her second book, Second Chance Summer, was published in May 2012 and draws largely on her experiences spending summers growing up in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania.
Morgan currently lives in Los Angeles, though she loves to travel and does it whenever she can. She is currently writing another book, to be published in 2014.
ANGEL STAR (ANGEL STAR #1)
By: Jennifer Murgia
Publication Date: May 18, 2010
This is a series that I read a while ago and I regret that I never wrote a review for this series. If you enjoy angel and paranormal stories, this is one you should check out as it has an interesting plot and made me want to read the second book in the series to see how things end up for the characters.