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Book Review: Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour

Posted in Books by Felicia on June 6, 2010

In Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour, the debut novel from Morgan Matson, going on a road trip never seemed so much fun.

The novel follows teenager Amy Curry, who in the wake of her father’s tragic death, goes on a cross-country road trip with a guy she’s never met.  Well, she’s met Roger—but only as a kid and she doesn’t really remember him.  Her mother has abandoned their California home for a new life in Connecticut, and Amy’s brother is doing a stint in rehab–thus the road trip with a very cute older college boy–to Amy’s new east coast  home.

Matson explores the feelings of grief, delicately woven in-between new experiences and brand-new places.  The wonderful thing about the book is that it has snapshots of Amy’s adventures, Rodger’s IPod road mixes, and random receipts from rest stops.  It is a perfect summer beach read, and it will remind you to appreciate those that are in your life.  Also, it will teach you about love and the importance of living in the moment.

As for Amy and Roger, their Epic Detour takes them everywhere from Graceland to Yosemite to Chick-Fil-A.  And you really don’t want to miss all that happens in between.  And who knows?  Maybe a road trip is in your future.  Although, Amy got super lucky—a cute guy isn’t always guaranteed!

                                                                                          http://authors.simonandschuster.com/Morgan-Matson/63461446

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