Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

Hardcover: 344 pages
Published May 4th 2010 by Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing (first published January 1st 2010)
ISBN 1416990658 (ISBN13: 9781416990659)

Goodreads 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.

 

My Views: I had heard so many good things about this book that when I saw it in my local library, I had to pick it up. And that was a really good decision.

I don’t know why I have been picking up books in which the main protagonist’s father has died and no it’s not intentional picking, it can’t be since I don’t read the backcover before reading the book.

I love traveling and this book is about that. So that only helped me in liking this book. There were so many unconventional things about this book. No love at first sight, no cliches. It’s so fresh. I love all the postcards, playlists and pictures in this travel journal of sorts, so much that I am considering buying my own copy.

The story is fresh, the characters real and believable and the book is so good that you have to read it for yourself. Also, if you are in the US, you will be able to relate more with this book and maybe come to know about new diners and places to eat. I think I will bring this book with me on my US tour someday.

I look forward to reading another book by the author Second Chance Summer  by Morgan Matson.

So what are you waiting for? Just pick up this book and start reading.

5/5 stars – It’s amazing! My favorite. 

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