Book Review - Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

February 17, 2017

Amy & Roger's Epic Detour

Title : Amy & Roger's Epic Detour
Author : Morgan Matson
Publisher : Simon & Schuster
Publication Date : 4 May 2010
Format : e-book
Genre : Young Adult, Contemporary, Road Trip, Romance

Source : Free Read at RivetedLit

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.

I'm so looking forward to read this book. So, when I received an email from RivetedLit said that this book is on their free reading for this week, I was freaking excited. I heard many many good things, thus I start reading immediately.

Let me give the overview of this about book. Well, Amy having difficult time of what had happened to her father and when her mother decided to bring Amy's twin brother to a rehab while she moved to Connecticut and Amy is left behind at their old house in California. And then her mother inform Amy she need a car that she left behind in California, so she wants Amy & Roger bring the car to her. Hence, she has prepared itinerary for Amy & Roger. That's when their road trip adventure start but instead followed her mother itinerary, they decided to take another road way different from what her mother has plan for them.

Roger has his own plan in his mind which he wants to met his ex-girlfriend to actually solve whatever need to be solve between the two of them. While Amy, she wants to go to a place where she and her dad has been to also to a place where her dad has make a plan for a road trip for all of them to go but it didn't happen, so Amy wants to visit the place.


I have a high expectation on this book however, it kind of has disappoint me. The road trip was great, I get to know each of the state that been mention in the book, the way the author describe is so amazing that I can imagine it by myself as if I'm at that place. Thumbs up for that. Though, it's a little bit slow but I could tolerate on that because of the amazing adventure.

There are also flashback between Amy & her father of what actually happened and before it was happened.


There is Amy & Roger but the chemistry between this two is a little bit off but somehow towards the end they finally realized they have fallen in love with each other but that isn't much.

All in all, there's nothing I can say about it since, I was so sad that I couldn't love this book as much as anyone else. This is only me who felt like this, not you but me. I suggest that you should read on your own to know whether you like it or not. Certainly, I won't give up from reading any Morgan Matson's book because I love her writing so much. It just I don't really enjoy this book.


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