Friday, August 17, 2012

Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

I've been wanting to read Amy & Roger's Epic Detour since it came out. I hear so many good things about it and I wasn't disappointed. I loved Amy & Roger's Epic Detour.
Let me just say I love road trips. I wish I took more of them. I would love to take a trip across the United States like Amy and Roger. I think that would be so much fun.
I loved Amy and Roger from the start. Two people leaving behind someone that meant a lot to them, heading toward someplace neither of them wanted to go. No wonder they took a detour! I was really rooting for Amy. She's lost and so vulnerable. I just wanted to hug her. And Roger. What a cutie! I really liked him. I loved how Roger and Amy's relationship developed. I liked how things built from virtual strangers to more.
One tiny thing I didn't like was that Amy's friend Julia kept reaching out to Amy and there was a lack of resolution there. I felt like that just ended. It didn't feel right to me. I also wish there would have been more interaction between Amy and her brother, Charlie. Man, they had some stuff to work out too. There's a tiny bit but I did want more. The book is fairly long so I can see why not everything made it in. Maybe it's just cause I liked Amy and Roger so much. I hated to see the book end. Perhaps a sequel? I'd love to read more about Amy and Roger at some point.
I loved the playlists they included but sadly I didn't know most of the bands! I'm about twice the age of Matson's target audience. I wish I didn't have to rush the book back to the library. I would have liked to listen to some of the songs Amy and Roger listen too. I definitely wanted to rush out and take a road trip. My ideal road trip music would include the Glee soundtrack and a lot of Black Eyed Peas and Pitbull.
I highly recommend Amy and Roger's Epic Detour. I loved the road trip aspect as well as the characters. Definitely one of my favorites this year. Others who shared their thoughts on Amy & Roger's Epic Detour: The Sweet BookshelfMelanie’s MusingsGood books and good wineBooks from Bleh to Basically Amazing, and The perpetual Page Turner.


  1. I never heard of that book before, but I really like the cover and your from your review, it seems like something I would enjoy! I'll look for that one when I'm out in the world! And by that, I mean used book stores and my friends' houses...

  2. Glad you wrote a review -- the road trip aspect makes it sound more interesting. I will check this out sometime from the library, too, maybe with Dash & Lily's Book of Dares... I'll have a 'chick-lit' day, lol.

  3. This looks really interesting. Hope you are having a good week. Cheers

    Ps It would be great if you followed Carole's Chatter back


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