amy and roger’s epic detour by morgan matson
genre: YA, contemporary, romance
synopsis: 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 was at my school’s library, where they were having a “blind date with a book” event. i picked one up and saw “romance” and “road trip” written on it and immediately thought of amy and roger’s epic detour. turns out, i was right, and i dove into it right away!
the beginning of this book was a little slow, but it picked up quickly. the plot was pretty well-paced, and it kept me thoroughly entertained. i especially loved the characters and the character development, which i thought was really well done. both of the main characters are quite likable, and i really liked how they got along. the romance was super cute, although i thought it escalated a bit too quickly near the end.
i also really loved the menus, pictures, and playlists inserted throughout the book, which really added a nice touch to the story.
overall, amy and roger’s epic detour was an enjoyable read that did not disappoint at all!
have you read this? what did you think?