Monday, 4 June 2012

Review: Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

Amy and Roger's Epic Detour
by Morgan Matson
Pages: 343
Publsher: Simon and Schuster
Pub Date: May 4th 2010


When you're on a road trip, life is all about detours...

Amy Curry's year sucks. And it's not getting any better, her mother has decided to move, so somehow Amy has to get their car from California to the East Coast. There's just one problem: scince her father's death Amy hasn't been able to get behind the wheel of a car. Enter Roger, the son of a family friend, who turns out to be funny, nice ... And unexpectedly cute.
But Roger's plans involve a more "scenic" route than just drving from A to B, so suddenly Amy finds herself on the road trip of alife time. And, as she grows closer to Roger, Amy starts to realise that sometimes you have to get lost to find your way home...


I started reading this book because the summer weather that UK had, which is very, very rare. And i've got to say Amy and Roger's Epic detour was an epic summer read. You know i think i know what i want to do in summer and when i go to America. Go on a road trip like this one. 

For some reason i found out to be more closer to Amy than any character i have ever read. Amy's character started as a depressed girl but then started to change, gradually, to a strong character. Roger, on the other hand, is a different mater. Why didn't he just give up his ex-girlfriend (Hadley) and go out with Amy? I mean she's perfect for you! The relationship between Amy and Roger was really great, even though, it went really, really slow. In the end i think i wanted to cry like a baby. This, THIS is what you call a youg adult contemporary read!

One of my favourite person i really liked was Leonard. He lives his life for games but what i found really cute and nice was that he changed this: Quickly! You must save Princess Jenna! (Jenna is a girl he likes) to: Quickly! You must save Princess Amy! from a game he sticks to every minute of his life. I know right? It just got stuck in my head. Another thing i loved was the bits and bobs of the Detour in pictures. 

Amy and Roger's Epic Detour has a lot of emotional moments but it still had some humorous moments.

“Roger, he has a chain saw," I hissed. "I am not going to die in Kentucky!”

My God! I think i fell off my but by reading this part. It was that funny! Then we later find out that the guy with the chain saw was Hadley's brother.

The final judgement is that everyone should give this a go even if it's not your type of book.

Morgan is a great author. I'm looking forward to read Second Chance Summer and more of Morgan Matson works!

   My rating:

   Get your hands on this ASAP!
(Finally got a 5 star rating! Wahooo!!!)

About the author:

Morgan Matson received her MFA in Writing for Children from the New School. A road-trip veteran, she has driven cross-country three far. She currently lives in Los Angeles, Californa.
*From Goodreads.

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  1. Wow this sounds super awesome for supper and well balanced with humor which I always love!! Great review!

  2. I love road trip books! Why did Roger hand onto his ex forever. I am sad to hear his and Amy's relationship is super slow but hopefully still a really great build. Hope they have an HEA. I want to read this!


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