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Morgan Matson

Biography

Morgan Matson

Morgan Matson received her MFA in Writing for Children from the New School. She was named a Publishers Weekly Flying Start author for her first book, Amy & Roger's Epic Detour. Amy & Roger was also recognized as an ALA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults in 2011. She currently lives in Los Angeles.

Morgan Matson

Books by Morgan Matson

by Morgan Matson - Contemporary Fiction, Family, Family Life, Fiction, Friendship, Romance, Sex, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+

Charlie Grant’s sister is getting married this weekend at their family home, and Charlie can’t wait --- for the first time in years, all of her older siblings will be together. Charlie is desperate for one last perfect weekend. The only problem? The weekend is shaping up to be a disaster. The justice of the peace is missing. The band will only plays covers. The guests are all crazy. And the wedding planner’s nephew is distractingly...cute. Over the course of three days, Charlie will learn more than she ever expected about her family. And she’ll realize that sometimes, trying to keep everything like it was in the past means missing out on the future.

by Morgan Matson - Coming of Age, Family, Family Life, Personal Growth, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+
From Morgan Matson, the bestselling author of SINCE YOU'VE BEEN GONE comes a feel-good story of friendship, finding yourself and all the joys in life that happen while you’re busy making other plans. Andie always has a plan. Until a political scandal costs Andie her summer pre-med internship and lands both she and Dad back in the same house together 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 get closer than she expected. Her friends Palmer, Bri, and Toby tell her to embrace all the chaos, but can she really let go of her control?
by Morgan Matson - Young Adult 12+
Before Sloane, Emily didn’t go to parties, she barely talked to guys, and she didn’t do anything crazy. Enter Sloane, social tornado and the best kind of best friend—someone who yanks you out of your shell. But right before what should have been an epic summer, Sloane just…disappears. No note. No calls. No texts. No Sloane. There’s just a random to-do list with thirteen bizarre tasks that Emily would never try. But what if they can lead her to Sloane? Getting through Sloane’s list will mean a lot of firsts, and with a whole summer ahead of her—and with the unexpected help of the handsome Frank Porter—who knows what she’ll find.
by Morgan Matson - Juvenile Fiction, Young Adult 12+

When Taylor Edward’s dad gets devastating news, her parents decide that the family will spend one last summer all together at their old lake house in the Pocono Mountains. Taylor discovers that the people she thought she had left behind haven’t actually gone anywhere.

by Morgan Matson - Fiction, Romance, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+

Amy Curry thinks her life sucks. Her mom decides to move from California to Connecticut to start anew --- just in time for Amy's senior year. Her dad recently died in a car accident. So Amy embarks on a road trip to escape from it all, driving cross-country from the home she's always known toward her new life. Joining Amy on the road trip is Roger, the son of Amy's mother's old friend. Amy hasn’t seen him in years, and she is less than thrilled to be driving across the country with a guy she barely knows. So she's surprised to find that she is developing a crush on him. At the same time, she’s coming to terms with her father’s death and how to put her own life back together after the accident.