Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Amy and Roger's Epic Detour

Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour
By Morgan Matson
343 pages

Summary: After a terrible car accident kills Amy’s father, Amy has a difficult time driving. While she’s been happy to avoid it in the past, when her mom moves out east and wants her to drive there, things become more complicated. Enter smart, funny and good looking Roger, the son of a family friend. Amy isn’t thrilled to be driving cross country with a stranger, but together they embark on an epic detour filled with diners, national parks, roadside attractions and a whole lot of flirting and tender moments. The best part of a detour, is that is always leads you somewhere unexpected.

Review: Amy and Roger’s story is sweet and genuine. Readers will be drawn into Amy’s story as she struggles with her father’s death and her feelings for Roger. Their relationship was slow to develop, tender and deliberate, which added an element of realism to a genre that’s filled with insta-love. There were times of sincerity and sadness mixed with hilariousness and charm. The tension between the two was especially engrossing. The cross country road trip was a perfect backdrop to this story, adding interest and excitement. It was a well-rounded novel that was easy to get lost in. Readers who enjoy romantic comedy-type novels will fall in love with this story.

This is Morgan Matson’s first novel.

If you liked Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour, you might also enjoy: Two-Way Street by Lauren Barnholdt, One Night that Changes Everything by Lauren Barnholdt, Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Non Fiction Connection: Road-Trip USA by Jamie Jensen

Writing: 3.5/4
Characters: 4/4
Plot: 4/4
Originality: 3.5/4
Popularity: 3/4
Cover Art: 4/4
Grade Level: S


Anonymous said...

I really loved Amy & Roger, I thought it was so cute. Excellent review.

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