Thursday, November 6, 2014

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


Amy and Roger's Epic Detour coverAmy and Roger's Epic Detour
by Morgan Matson
May 4, 2010
344 pages
 

Goodreads Summary:
Amy Curry is not looking forward to her summer. Her mother decided to move across the country and now it's Amy's responsibility to get their car from California to Connecticut. The only problem is, since her father died in a car accident, she isn't ready to get behind the wheel. Enter Roger. An old family friend, he also has to make the cross-country trip - and has plenty of baggage of his own. The road home may be unfamiliar - especially with their friendship venturing into uncharted territory - but together, Amy and Roger will figure out how to map their way.


Review

Loved this!! It was hard to put this book down because I felt like I was on the trip with Amy and Roger and seeing all these awesome places. The road trip diaries and pictures inserted in between the chapters were so much fun!

When Amy and Roger took a detour on their road trip, neither of them foresaw that it would turn into a healing trip for the both of them. Amy was able to slowly come to turns with her father's death. She was racked with guilt but through the trip she was able to confront her brother in person, visit her dad's favourite place and begin revealing her hurt to her mother. Good for Amy for taking the steps to making things right with herself. Roger was dealing with finding closure with his ex-girlfriend. I have not much to say about this because the ex wasn't exactly worthy of Roger. In the end, it wasn't even necessary anymore because he found a new beginning with Amy. Yay! Something they both didn't expect but it was sweet!! Although I was a bit sad that there wasn't more emphasis on the romance. I'm a sucker for contemporary romance!!

I loved the meaning behind this book and their trip. I'm a firm believer in valuing what you have now because it will be too late once you lose it. Amy does so when she realized, on the trip, that she needed to treasure her memories of her dad no matter how hard it was for her to cope with losing him. This book was more emotionally impactful than I expected but I also didn't want it to end!


4 Cats

16 comments:

  1. Hey! thanks for stopping by my blog, I love yours!
    I got this book a few weeks ago and I really want to read it since then. I didn't read any review before, so yours came on time!
    So glad you enjoyed it! Can't wait to read it!

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    1. Thanks! I hope you enjoy it too and we can chat when you're done :D

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  2. Love the pictures, and inserts on this on as well. And a road trip to healing is just how I'm going to about doing mine, if I had a choice. It's been a while, but I absolutely loved this book as well. :)

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    1. Ya this is a super old one but I loved it!! :)

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  3. This sounds like such a fun read and great for when you need a book pick me up!

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  4. I've always wanted to read this book so it's great to know that you enjoyed it! Sounds like the book has a good overall message :)

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    1. It's a bit of a sad story but definitely has a healthy message :)

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  5. I bought this book in September when I was going to go on a Morgan Matson book binge, but I never did because I couldn't get Second Chance Summer.

    Anyway, your review is lovely. This book feels like the perfect summer, but meaningful read, another reason I haven't read it yet. It makes me want to go on a road trip. *sigh* Obviously they hold the keys to life. :)

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    1. Morgan Matson writes lovely stories with great messages! I hope you find time to do the binge read and go on a road trip ;)

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  6. Oh I have wanted to read this book since a long time but I just haven't had the chance to get my hands on it! So glad you enjoyed it :)

    Janhvi @ The Readdicts

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  7. Yay for a four star! I read this one last summer when I was actually on a road trip heading to Florida, and I was got intrigued so easily! I loved the meaning behind this story, and I must admit that I teared up a few times. The gorgeousness was the romance and the feels! *giggles* Awesome review!

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    1. Don't worry, I teared up too :) The feels went deep *giggles along

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  8. I love road trip books they're always so much fun, but it sounds like this has the substance to make you care about the characters as well, which I always love. It's what I loved about Let's Get Lost by Adi Alsaid. I'm definitely going to have to pick it up, glad you enjoyed it! :)

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    1. Thanks Kirsty-Marie! I hope you enjoy this one as much as Let's Get Lost :)

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