by Morgan Matson
Release Date: May 4th, 2010
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
ebook, 352 pages
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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.
At a Glance/The Cover:
This book was recommended to me by the Goodreads
Yes. Definitely on my summer reads list. I think I really should start creating this list. Hmmm.
The Characters/My Opinions:
Amy Curry - Amy is totally short for Amelia. I really had nothing against her name. I just thought it was quite common but I moved on. Really. Amy suffered through a tragic accident. And truly, I'm glad it wasn't a sexual harassment, because most of the books I read of girls who is scared of something experienced the feeling of sexual harassment. I'm kind of getting tired of those.
Roger Sullivan - Ay. He is so cute. His name was the one name I got stuck on. Cuz I was like what kind of name is Roger? Forreal tho. I thought it was sounded like a dog's name.
Gosh. I swear I sound so scary. Like. I don't even know him. He's not even alive. And I truly cannot imagine liking a 19-year-old guy. But he was so romantic and caring in the book. OH. Totally worth fangurling over. I swear. Amy is so lucky.
I finally can see what the reviewers of this are all raving about. And yannoe, I was never big about road trips. But this one tho. Swerve. I'm reading more road trip novels from now on. I feel like I'm talking too ghetto over here. Hope no one's offended. Welps. Continuing on.
Even though this book, I've decided, is to be one of my summer reads and I rave all about them and move on to the next, I've gone a bit crazy raving this book. I went went on Goodreads and recommended it to most of my friends who liked "romance". Oh. Hope they took that advice well. Haha.
Either way, throughout the book, Roger and Amy's chemistry totally took my attention. I swear t.5hose are some awesome detours they took. And I just totally love how Roger is 19 and Amy is 17. Two-year-apart romances are the best! Fooreaal. Although 19 and 17 is the age where the guy just went to college so it never works out in a high school environment. :)
If you guys just happened to skip straight down to my final thoughts or something, here's the summary what I just said. GO READ IT!
The Rating: (1-10): 9.5~