Amy & Rogers Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
Published by: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers on May 4th, 2010
Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance
Synopsis (from Goodreads): Amy Curry is not looking forward to her summer. Her mother decided to move across the country and now it’s Amy’s responsibility to get their car from California to Connecticut. The only problem is, since her father died in a car accident, she isn’t ready to get behind the wheel. Enter Roger. An old family friend, he also has to make the cross-country trip – and has plenty of baggage of his own. The road home may be unfamiliar – especially with their friendship venturing into uncharted territory – but together, Amy and Roger will figure out how to map their way.
Review: I really enjoyed this one! It makes me wish that it was summer here and that I could go on a road trip. I read this book a while ago and just noticed that I hadn’t written a review yet. So here goes!
I enjoyed the addition of playlists within the book. As well as the receipts. It added a realistic vibe to the novel. The relationship between Amy and Roger is very realistic and begins in a natural way. I loved the two of them together. Just how they were written alone makes me want to read another one of Morgan Matson’s books.
The book doesn’t focus on the developing romance between the two but how Amy needs this epic detour to come to terms with the death of her father and go through her grief. It was a much needed adventure to find herself and learn the value of things.
This was my first road trip novel and I still haven’t picked up another as I don’t think it will be as accurate and more fun as this one (if anyone has a counter argument I am willing to hear it!).