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Friday, January 17, 2014

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

Amy and Roger's Epic DetourAmy and Roger's Epic Detour 
by Morgan Matson
Release Date: May 4th, 2010
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
ebook, 352 pages
Content: PG-13/YA
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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.

Cindy's Review:
At a Glance/The Cover:
This book was recommended to me by the Goodreads brain computer thingy. And since the cover was so cute. :) And it sounded like a great romantic novel. And there were so much great reviews. Although there was one where the reader tried to read it three times already and still DNF. I have no idea why, because I definitely finished this book in one sitting. BECAUSE, IT'S SO LOVELY. AND CUTE. OH. I JUST LOVE THIS BOOK. 

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. You know, Roger, the dog? Or like, that radio walkie-talkie thing, which I still don't understand what it's supposed to mean. Like Roger that. Or Roger over. Maybe it means I understand. BUT NOW, after I finished reading the know what....WHO CARES? He is amazing~

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'm not jealous tho. CUZ I TOTALLY SHIP THEM. Ouu. Totes. 

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. :) 

Final Thoughts: 
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~

Happy Reading.


  1. I'm glad you enjoyed this book. I've heard great things about it but I haven't read it yet!
    I understand what you said about going crazy for a guy who is not even real :)
    Great review

  2. You know after finishing this book I just wanted to pack my bag and hit the road. I love book about roadtrip =)


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