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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Amy and Roger's Epic Detour

Title: Amy and Roger's Epic Detour
Author: Morgan Matson
Source: My Kindle
Summary: 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. Buy it here!

Review: If the ending wasn't so abrupt, this would have been a 5 star book. The story follows Amy Curry and Roger, the son of a friend of Amy's mother, as they drive from California to Connecticut. They decide not to follow Amy's mother's schedule and take detours instead, falling in love along the way as Amy comes to terms with her father's car crash that killed him. This book moves so effortlessly and the writing is fluid. The text is broken up by pictures and excerpts of Amy's travel journal. I absolutely love both Amy and Roger. They're so real and their love comes so easily. You see throughout the novel how compatible they are, which makes their love more believable. It's a quick read and you won't want to put it down!

Stars: 4.5 stars!

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