Discover all the ups and downs of friendship, family, and summer love with Morgan Matson’s first three novels, now available together in a boxed set!
Three novels. Three girls. Three unforgettable summers.
Follow Amy as she finds herself while getting lost on the road, Taylor as she navigates a summer of heartaches and second chances, and Emily as she tries to find who she is without the best friend who once never left her side.
This boxed set includes paperback editions of Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour, Second Chance Summer, and Since You’ve Been Gone.
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.
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.
Her third book, Since You've Been Gone, was published in 2014.
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 2016.
Technically I've read all of these books. I didn't finish Since You've Been Gone, I liked Second Chance Summer, and I absolutely loved Amy & Roger's Epic Detour!
I highly recommend trying Matson's books. She has a wonderful writing style and her books are pretty good. If you're new to her books I would suggest reading Amy & Roger first, then just go from there. I doubt you'll regret it ;)