Saturday, July 31, 2010

Amy and Rogers Epic Detour (review)

I just got back from vacation, and I didn't have a computer to post my reviews. So I tried the scedualed post, welll for some reason it only worked up to Tuesday...

Anyway, I'm back and here's one of the reviews that didn't post while I was away :)

Amy and Rogers Epic Detour
By Morgan Matson
My Copy: From Library
Summary: 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.

Review: I started Amy and Rogers Epic Detour at 11pm, and I couldn’t stop reading until 2:30 in the morning, which is when I finally finished it. When I began reading I was only going to read a chapter or two before I went to bed, well that didn’t work out. I loved Amy’s voice and character. You could tell she was in so much pain in the beginning of the novel, you can also see the changes in her as the road trip goes on.

Throughout the book you find pictures, maps, little facts about the state that Amy and Roger are driving through. One of my favorites was Kentucky,

“Facts: Roger was deeply disappointed that we did not eat in KFC in Kentucky. He wanted to know if they just called it ‘FC’ here, because the Kentucky part in understood.”
The little things like that made this book so realistic.

There was funny and sarcastic comments through out the book. If you don’t laugh while your reading there is something wrong with your funny bone. I think you should get it fixed.

Amy and Rogers Epic Detour is a must read. It’s heartfelt, and deep but it has those sarcastic moments to keep it a fun upbeat novel. I found myself laughing while I cried a few times. So make sure you check this book out, you won’t regret it.


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