Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
Absolutely loooooved this book! It was a cute contemporary with a deeper meaning hidden in there. This is my first Morgan Matson book and ugh, god i loved it. 5 out of 5 stars.
When Amy’s mum moves from California to Connecticut, Amy is responsible to get the car all the way there but after the sudden death of her father in a car accident, Roger will be the one behind the wheel. Roger is a family friend, happy to drive Amy all the way to Connecticut. On their journey, they meet new people, visit diners and motels, travel on the Loneliest Road in America AND SO MUCH MORE – it’s great.
There was a lot of self discovery in this book and A LOT of American discovery going on and i loved it as someone who lives in England. It dealt with a dream of mine which is to do a road trip across America. It gives you the urge to go out, explore and to just go on a epic adventure. I just want to grab a car and go road trip with Amy & Roger. This book was so fun to read! I literally felt i was on the journey with them. The over all focus however, is on how families struggle and cope with loss.
You meet a lot of characters and i loved every single one of them. The character development and how the relationship built between Amy and Roger was great but i think the romance lacked and came in a little late. Other than that I LOVED EVERYTHING – the travel journal entries, the super cool playlists, the related quotes at the beginning of each chapter, the menus, receipts, photos and all the other added little extras. It just made it all feel so real. It had just the right amount of humor and emotion. Ughhh, just pick it up guys.
HIGHLY RECOMMEND OK. It’s a great, cute and quick summer read. Can’t wait to read more of Morgan Matson’s stuff!
The best discoveries always happened to the people who weren’t looking for it. Columbus and America. Pinzon, who stumbled on Brazil while looking for the West Indies. Stanley happening on Victoria Falls. And you. Amy Curry, when I was least expecting her.