Amy & Roger's Epic Detour
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... show more
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.
Publish date: May 3rd 2011
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
When you get to the 50 percent mark of a book and ask yourself why are you reading it that is not a good thing. I just didn't care about Amy her dumb detour with Roger and just rolled my eyes since I assume they are going to be all in love by the end of their road trip. It doesn't help that read...
It was my second Morgan Matson book (the first one I read was Since You've Been Gone). And I have to admit I prefer Since You've Been Gone. Don't get me wrong, this one was fantastic as well, but not such a light read. Amy's character is not really complex and is easy to understand. Amy is a typic...
This book was fantastic. It is such a great summer read and it makes the reader want to go on their own road trip. The characters in this book were beautifully written and the developed in an amazing way. Morgan Matson never fails to write an amazing contemporary novel.
When I picked this book up I had high expectations as it came highly recommended and while I largely enjoyed it (I love road-trip stories), I did have a few problems with it. Our protagonist, Amy Curry, is moving with her mother and brother to Connecticut. She’s been given the responsibility to ge...