Saturday, July 24, 2010

Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

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. Told in traditional narrative as well as scraps from the road--diner napkins, motel receipts, postcards--this is the story of one girl's journey to find herself.

I was reluctant to get this book. Luckily Alicia of Shooting Stars Mag told me that I should get it because it’s both cute and a quick read. She was right! Amy and Rogers Epic Detour was just what the title implied- epic. This book was not only adorable, but it was factual. One of the first places they go to on their detour (Yosemite) I’ve been to. Morgan Matson described it perfectly. She even had the description about the beds perfect, down to the scratchy blankets that were on the beds.
Though this book is a good mildly thick length, I read it in less than a day. I couldn’t stop reading, it was so good. The little pictures and receipts made it fun to read. The one thing that bugged me about this book was that Roger wouldn’t stop complaining about his ex-girlfriend. Here he is, on a road trip with a perfectly nice girl and all he does is talk about how another girl broke his heart! I mean wake up and smell the obvious, Roger!
I recommend this book to everyone. It is funny, addicting, and realistic. It will make you want to hop in a car and go on a road trip! Morgan Matson wrote a lovely book. The cover is also adorable!

FC- Bought.


Erica said...

I absolutely adored this book. It was absolutely amazing!

Alex (Tales of a Teenage Book Lover) said...

I need to read this book!

Allison said...

I agree with you, I actually read this yesterday afternoon in one sitting, I couldn't put it down either :)