The Writing’s On The Wall: Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

The Writing’s On The Wall is a regular feature on Pop! Goes The Reader in which I create desktop wallpapers inspired by some of my favourite novels.

When I’m asked for recommendations from family, friends, or even strangers, there are a few novels I will immediately suggest no matter what the situation. Sloppy Firsts. The Rosie Project. Golden. Fangirl. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. And, of course, Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour. I love the latter so much, in fact, that I wouldn’t hesitate to name it one of my top five favourite contemporaries of all time. A rich, immerse experience, Matson’s 2010 debut is presented much like a scrapbook using a number of mixed media elements including (but not limited to) photos, receipts, playlists, and other mementos collected by Amy and Roger over the course of their cross-country expedition. Moreover, anyone who has been lucky enough to have read this novel can speak to the power and profundity of Matson’s prose and the compulsive readability of each and every one of her novels. At times poignant and painful, at others uplifting and heartwarming, Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour is a road trip novel that defines the genre and encompasses the very best that young adult fiction has to offer. Have I mentioned that you should read this book? Go on. I’ll wait here.

Title Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour
Author Morgan Matson
Pages 344 Pages
Genre Contemporary, Realistic Fiction, Romance, Road Trip
Publisher Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publisher On May 4th, 2010
Find It On Goodreads

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. The only problem is, 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. The road home may be unfamiliar – especially with their friendship venturing into uncharted territory – but together, Amy and Roger will figure out how to map their way.

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I would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to Inkant Studio, Microvector, Lavinia Lorena, Paula Kim and Marish whose clipart and/or fonts I purchased, edited and used in the creation of these wallpapers!

What book would you like to see made into a desktop wallpaper next? Let me know in the comments – I would love to hear from you!

8 responses to “The Writing’s On The Wall: Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson”

  1. Oh my goodness, these are awesome!

    You got yourself some talent here!!

    Good job!
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  2. Shelumiel says:

    Wow. Beautiful wallpapers! And this post makes me want to read the book!

  3. These are so gorgeous and capture the spirit and tone of the book so well!
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  4. Frasier says:

    My love of maps is having a moment.
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  5. I LOVE that you’re including iPad size now!
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  6. Gabby says:

    I would love a I’ll Meet You There wallpaper, most anticipated book of the year for me!

  7. Bella says:

    Jen, these are amazing! Thank you so much for sharing. Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour is one of my favorite books, and your desktops do the story justice 🙂 I second the suggestion for an I’ll Meet You There wallpaper as well!
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  8. Alexa S. says:

    Jen, never ever stop making gorgeous wallpapers, okay? You’re so not allowed to stop, because I am in love with most of them (and keep compulsively rotating through them on a regular basis). Love how you chose to create the ones for Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour – one of my favorite contemporaries!
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