Super-focused Andie has her future mapped-out. She knows what she wants (to go to med school) and how to get it. But when her plans to do an internship over the summer break are scuppered by a scandal surrounding her high-profile congressman father, she ends up taking a dog-walking job, to her friends' surprise and amusement. It’s through this unlikely job that Andie meets gorgeous Clark, a bestselling fantasy writer who blows her firm commitment to three week romances clean out the water. After an awful first date, they find themselves falling for one another, which is when “the summer started to find its own rhythm”.
Beneath its feel-good summer break vibe this novel charts deeper waters - dealing with the loss of a parent; how it feels to be the teenager of a scrutinised public figure; the pain of falling out with best friends. There are touching moments between Andie and her dad when they begin to enjoy each other’s company after years of unemotional awkwardness. Above all, this is a warm-hearted coming-of-age novel about the unexpected joys that can come from being thrown outside your comfort zone, and following your heart because “there's no day like today”.
Andie has a plan and she always sticks to the plan. Future? A top tier medical school. Dad? Avoid as much as possible (which isn't that hard considering he's a Congressman and never around). Friends? Palmer, Bri, and Toby - pretty much the most awesome people on the planet, who needs anyone else? Relationships? No one's worth more than three weeks. So it's no surprise she's got her summer all planned out too. Until a political scandal cancels her summer pre-med internship, and lands both her and Dad back in the same house for the first time in years. Suddenly she's doing things that aren't Andie at all - working as a dog walker, doing an epic scavenger hunt with her dad and maybe, just maybe, letting the super cute Clark in closer than expected. Palmer, Bri and Toby tell her to embrace all the chaos, but here's the thing ...can she?
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Publication date: 05/05/2016
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd
|Publication date:||5th May 2016|
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd|
|Genres:||NewGen - YA Fiction, Reader Reviewed Books, eBook Favourites, Relationship Stories,|
|Categories:||General fiction (Children's / Teenage),|
Morgan Matson received her MFA in Writing for Children from the New School in NYC, and is currently studying for an MFA in screenwriting at the University of Southern California. She formerly worked as a teen book editor. Morgan is a lover of roadtrips, having crossed the USA three times ... so far. Many of the places featured in Amy & Roger's roadtrip are taken directly from her own travels. She's also a lover of music, which inspired the wealth of playlists you'll find in Amy & Roger's story. This is Morgan's first novel, but she's already working on her second. ...More About Morgan Matson