|Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson|
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"The best discoveries always happened to the people who weren't looking for them." - RogerAfter her father's death, her mother decided to move the family from California to Connecticut. Amy is reluctant to drive since she is traumatized by her father's death in a car accident. In comes, Roger, a family friend, agrees to drive on this adventurous road trip. Rather than follow a pre-determined route, they go on a detour that relieve them of their baggage.
Amy & Roger's Epic Detour swept me on an adventurous road trip across America. I felt as though I was there with them in the backseat of the car. I really liked how the author included art doodles, playlists, and pictures that allowed a better visualization. A fun book to read in the summer.
A detour that changed the characters of Amy and Roger. Mentally, they were each on their separate journeys. Amy seek out a courage to drive again after her father's car accident had left her traumatized. Roger wanted answers as to why he left brokenhearted by his ex, Hadley. At the same time that these two explorers find answers to their problems, they came to realize there was something more to their friendship.
Let's talk about the ending of this book, which was one I was not expecting. The author left readers with an open ended ending as to how Amy will mend her relationship with her mom, and the status of Amy and Roger's new found relationship. It holds a deeper meaning of how anything can happen in the future hence the spontaneous detour readers had embarked on in the beginning of the story.
Morgan Matson's debut novel is one that should not be missed by readers, who enjoy a good road trip, and looking for a fun book to read in the summer.