Amy & Roger's Epic Detour
There were three things Amy Curry didn't expect out of senior year. First: her father's death. Second: her mother's decision to relocate to the East Coast. Third: Roger Sullivan. After her father's sudden death, Amy's mom has decided to start anew--in Connecticut, just before the start of senior year. And she's decided that it'll be Amy's job to get the car from California to Connecticut. The only problem? Amy hasn't gotten behind the wheel since the car accident that took her father's life. Enter Roger, a family friend, tasked by his mother to help Amy drive across the country. Amy's not pleased to be driving across the country with a boy she barely knows, but as Amy gets lost on her cross-country adventure, she must confront the past she's running from, come to terms with the grief of losing a parent, and learn how to open her heart in order to find herself again.
- Paperback | 343 pages
- 140 x 208 x 25mm | 340g
- 03 May 2011
- SIMON & SCHUSTER
- New York, NY, United States
- Reprint ed.
- Illustrations, black and white
"One of the most touching, irresistible, and feel-good road trips I've been on in a long, long while. AMY & ROGER is a book to love." --Deb Caletti
Our customer reviews
So Amy and Roger, the protagonists of Morgan Matson's debut novel, happen to know each other from childhood. They haven't seen each other for years and still they get to spend a cross country road trip together. It could be fun to meet an old friend. But to be honest, isn't that the most awkward position to be put into? Here starts Amy and Roger's story, together, as friends, and maybe even more than friends. The trip's goal is to transport the family's car from California to Connecticut. The stops and route are strictly planned by Amy's mother. But Amy and Roger ditch all the rules and make stops where they want, do what they feel like. And I simply loved to see them break free. People should do that more often, break free and out of their routine. Both Amy and Roger have a lot of thoughts occupying their minds and emotions weighing down their hearts. There are moments that make you laugh out loud. In other moments you simply grief with them. We also learn some details about their families and friends. Especially Amy's relationships to her mother and brother are important. There's also a great loss that she has to cope with. The whole time you are rooting for Amy and Roger to fall in love. And I admired their personalities so much. The tension between them builds and their growing relationship with the variety of different feelings coming along on their road trip is just so enlightening. Amy and Roger meet many new people who are so much fun, but in the end it are the two of them who help each other find the right way. A really cool bonus are playlists and cute drawings and photos of their road trip. How fun that Morgan Matson went on that road trip herself. I like that she also followed the way her characters take on their road trip. I immediately felt the need to pack a duffle bag, grab my camera and hit the road, too. AMY & ROGER'S EPIC DETOUR is a book you should totally read before you plan, or maybe not so consciously, plan to go on a road trip! THE VERDICT AMY & ROGER'S EPIC DETOUR - Detours have never been so much fun before. Morgan Matson wrote a book packed with LOL-worthy, sweet, adventurous and insightful moments! A fun detour? Yes! It's the contrast between doing the thing you are supposed to, following your heart and living the way you feel that makes AMY & ROGER'S EPIC DETOUR such a tempting read. This novel gifts you with the spirit of a fabulous road trip.show moreby MissPageTurner