Tuesday, 31 January 2012

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

For any Sarah Dessen fans or young adult romantics, this is DEFINITELY the novel for you. Although the book does follow many of the typical teenager cliches like Amy and Roger having to share a bed since there where no other rooms available with twin beds, or the girl getting an epic make over that makes her look beautiful to every one.

This book is a quick, enjoyable read and is not wordy, to any of those out there that hate to put your book down to whip out a dictionary to check the meaning of a word, which then really wrecks the novel for you, gets you out of the zone. While I love that in the novel there are pages of their scrapbook to mark places they have been with tons of receipts, notes and pictures, these pages did however come in the most inconvenient times like during a conversation, so you will be completely into the story turn the page then BAM a middle of the scrapbook, then when you go to the next page you have absolutely no idea what is going on.

After reading this book it made me want to hop into my car, grab a map, money, BFF and hit the road, travel around Australia and experience it through the eyes of a tourist. Other then the annoying and cringing cliches displayed in this book don't let it put you off, give it a go any young adult romantics and you might find you enjoy it.

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.

1 comment:

  1. I loved Amy + Roger's too, I'm glad that you enjoyed it!
    I did find it a bit confusing at times too - I'd forgot about that, thanks.