Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

By Morgan Matson

Book Details:

ISBN: 1416990666
EAN: 9781416990666
ASIN: 1416990666
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for younger Readers
Publication Date: 2011-05-03
Number of Pages: 368
Website: Amazon, LibraryThing, Google Books, Goodreads

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Amy Curry thinks her lifestyles sucks. Her mother comes to a decision to maneuver from California to Connecticut to begin anew--just in time for Amy's senior 12 months. Her dad lately died in a automobile twist of fate. So Amy embarks on a highway journey to flee from all of it, riding cross-country from the house she's continually recognized towards her new lifestyles. becoming a member of Amy at the street journey is Roger, the son of Amy's mother's previous pal. Amy hasn't visible him in years, and he or she is below delighted to be using around the nation with a man she slightly understands. So she's stunned to discover that she is constructing a weigh down on him. even as, she's coming to phrases together with her father's loss of life and the way to place her personal lifestyles again jointly after the coincidence. advised in conventional narrative in addition to scraps from the road--diner napkins, hotel receipts, postcards--this is the tale of 1 girl's trip to discover herself.

GoodReads writer Information:

Author Name: Morgan Matson (Born: 1981/09/19)

Author Description: Morgan Matson grew up in big apple urban and Greenwich, Connecticut. She attended Occidental collage in la yet midway even though a theater measure, she set to work within the children's division of Vroman's book shop and fell in love with YA literature.

Following collage commencement (and the proud bearer of a very helpful theater/English measure) she moved again East to wait the hot college, the place she bought her M.F.A in Writing for Children.

Amy & Roger's Epic Detour, encouraged through Morgan's 3 cross-country street journeys, was once released in may well 2010. It was once named an ALA most sensible Ten most sensible ebook, a PW "Flying Start" e-book, and was once shortlisted for the Waterstone's ebook Prize.

In the interim, Morgan moved again to California, went again to varsity back and in 2011 obtained an M.F.A. in Screenwriting from the college of Southern California.

Her moment publication, moment likelihood summer time, used to be released in may perhaps 2012 and attracts principally on her stories spending summers growing to be up within the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania.

Her 3rd publication, when you consider that You've Been long gone, was once released in 2014.

Morgan at the moment lives in la, notwithstanding she likes to shuttle and does it every time she will be able to. She is at present writing one other e-book, to be released in 2016.

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O médico murmurou: "É o seu Nilo, o mais velho da Vila Amazônia". Mundo falou em comprar os objetos, a índia não quis receber o dinheiro: o patrão era bom, dava comida, rou72 __l pa, remédio. Meu amigo insistiu e pagou o que ela não sabia ou não queria cobrar. Continuou ali, perto da rede, olhando para o doente e conversando com a mulher. Não voltou para o casarão; de manhãzinha, me acordou com estas palavras: "O velho acaba de morrer". Sentou no chão, pensativo, e começou a desenhar. Anos depois, recebi da Alemanha uma pequena pintura em chapa de alumínio, com uma cópia ao lado, em papel.

Examinava crianças e velhos, conversava com eles e lhes dava remédios. Os moradores iam atrás, em fila; pediam conselhos, mostravam infusões feitas com casca de árvore e perguntavam se serviam para reumatismo, doença de pele, sangramento. Dentes de boto enrolados no pescoço das crianças curavam diarréia? Ou então diziam: "Sinto dor no espinhaço"; "Meu irmão não consegue andar"; "Minha filha está buchuda"; "Meu avô não enxerga mais a luz do mundo". E o médico, calmo: "Vamos ver isso, vamos cuidar de todos".

Muitas compras: caixas def sapatos, vestidos, objetos de decoração. A sala estava atulhada de pacotes, e as visitas invejavam tanto esbanjamento. ". "Muita gente esbanja e nem sabe de onde vem o di-| nheiro. ", disse Alicia. Abria os pacotes sem parar de beber uísque; dizia com i ar de surpresa ou decepção que não sabia por que comprara aquele abajur horroroso, ou o colar de velha, ou oi casaco de veludo grená — quem ia usar aquilo num clima tão quente? Naiá empilhava os objetos, guardava os que agradavam à patroa, separava os mais feios para o Lar da Criança Pobre.

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