Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

Author: Morgan Matson
Published May 4th 2010 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
352 pages
Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥

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.

Amy and Roger's Epic Detour is a fine read. I don't know what the craze is all about this book but it's not what I expected it to be.

The story is about moving on. Amy is in the dullest moment of her life after her father died in a car accident. She ends up not being herself anymore and tends to disconnect herself with other people. Her mother decides to sell their house in California and move to Connecticut. Her mother asks her friend's son Roger to drive the car with Amy. Together, they take this epic detour that they don't realize will make a big impact to their lives.

The book started a little slow so I was kinda bored in the first few chapters. What I liked about this book are the playlists! It's just fun that these songs are very much associated with their journey. I guess it would feel like you're with them while they drive from one state to another. The characters seemed to be well developed but I couldn't really connect myself with them. It's just a little too much what Amy has to feel about her father's loss. Well I guess that's what you would really feel if you keep on blaming yourself.

The story was okay and you can even learn from it. It's pretty wholesome (oh yeah, this is a YA book right? lol). I guess I just expected too much because I've seen good reviews of the book. Although it was not that great, it didn't leave me disappointed. Overall, I still liked the book! :)

♥ xoxo, Edil ♥

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