Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Review Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
Date Read: August, 2010
Date Published: May 4th 2010 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Harback, 344 pages
Summary From Goodreads:
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.
Reading this book has me determined to go on an Epic Detour of my very own.
I found this book on accident while browsing the shelves at my library. I looked at it for a long time,trying to figure out if I wanted to get it or not. Fortunately, I decided to get it, and fell in love with it.
I absolutely loved this book and all of its characters, and the little extra things inside like the menus, pictures, and the playlists. Plus, I thought the cover of the book was awesome, too. I have to say though, that I was kind of a smidge annoyed with Roger when he kept going on and on about his ex-girlfriend, but he more than made up for it.
The characters were all very real to me, mostly because of the fact that they didn't seem to come off as being perfect. They all had their own issues to work out.
Morgan Matson has made a super fan out of me, and I can't wait to see what she writes next.