Thursday, 28 June 2012
Books : Amy & Roger's Epic Detour
I really liked Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson. I thought that the characters were good and so was the plot. Basically the book is about Amy getting over the death of her father, and convincing herself that it wasn't really her fault. Her and a family friend's son set out relucantly on a road trip. Roger (the family friend's son) has to go visit his father in Philidelphia, and is Amy's 'chaffeur' service. They have a set route (Amy's mum is very organised) and all the hotels booked. Only Amy and Roger don't plan to follow the route, and they stay at many differnt places, to help them start moving on with their lives.
"Amy Curry thinks her life sucks. Her mom decides to move from California to Connecticut to start anew--just in time for Amy's senior year. Her dad recently died in a car accident. So Amy embarks on a road trip to escape from it all, driving cross-country from the home she's always known toward her new life. Joining Amy on the road trip is Roger, the son of Amy's mother's old friend. Amy hasn't seen him in years, and she is less than thrilled to be driving across the country with a guy she barely knows. So she's surprised to find that she is developing a crush on him. At the same time, she's coming to terms with her father's death and how to put her own life back together after the accident. Told in traditional narrative as well as scraps from the road--diner napkins, motel receipts, postcards--this is the story of one girl's journey to find herself." Source