Book Review: Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

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Read between: 7th- 9th February 2017
Published: May 4th 2010
Publisher: Simon and Schuester
Number of pages: 344
Reading Challenge: A book involving travel, A book with pictures
Synopsis: Amy Curry is not looking forward to her summer. Her mother decided to move across the country and now it’s Amy’s responsibility to get their car from California to Connecticut. The only problem is, since her father died in a car accident, she isn’t ready to get behind the wheel. Enter Roger. An old family friend, he also has to make the cross-country trip – and has plenty of baggage of his own. The road home may be unfamiliar – especially with their friendship venturing into uncharted territory – but together, Amy and Roger will figure out how to map their way.
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Review:
When it’s cold and wet outside a good contemporary is good to read to take you away from that, and Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour was the book to do that, it’s such a cute, fast paced read and I couldn’t recommend it any higher than I am with this review.

Amy’s father has recently died, her brother is in rehab and her mother has decided it’s time for them to move. From California to Conneticut. It’s not just down the road!

So she commandeers Roger, well, her mother does, to drive her there. What starts out as a simple journey to a new home and a new life, turns into the road trip of a lifetime. One that Amy won’t forget in a hurry.

I love the fact this book is multi media, there’s a scrapbook element, with photos, receipts from the places Amy and Roger visit along the way as well as lists of playlists (which can be found as a Spotify playlist) so you can listen as you read, really bringing the book to life.

Both Amy & Roger are lovable characters- I liked both of them- so it made me very happy when they realised how they felt about each other. It’s a shame she’ll be in Conneticut whilst he’s at college in Colorado. I’d love to read a sequel to see how they’d make it work out!

All in all, this book is about overcoming fears, trying new things and living life to the fullest!
5/5 stars.

I adored this book ❤
Thanks for reading!
~Katie

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