Tuesday, November 2, 2010

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

Amy and Roger's Epic Detour

Morgan Matson
Simon and Schuster
344 pgs.

Summary (library)
After the death of her father, Amy, a high school student, and Roger, a college freshman, set out on a carefully planned road trip from California to Connecticut, but wind up taking many detours, forcing Amy to face her worst fears and come to terms with her grief and guilt.

My Thoughts
I loved how Matson interlaced the road trip journal with the state playlists and other ephemera. I was always happy to find a song I knew on the list and to read some little known but fun fact about the state. I watched Amy's growing interest in Roger and wondered when he would figure out how her feelings were changing towards him.

I found it hard to believe that a 17 year old would be left in a house alone for a month so soon after experiencing a tragic accident. I also had a hard time believing a mom would let said 17 year old drive across the country with a boy she hadn't seen since they were children.

But, once I put those thoughts on the backburner, I was able to enjoy the story.  Matson's writing is vivid and you can get a clear picture of the characters.  As Amy and Roger go on their quests for closure; Roger to determine why his girlfriend left him and Amy to understand her role in her father's death, you can see how they mature. 

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