| BOOK REVIEW | AMY & ROGER’S EPIC DETOUR BY MORGAN MATSON

amy and roger's epic detourAmy & Roger’s Epic Detour
Author : Morgan Matson
Genres : Contemporary, Young Adult

This is my first Morgan Matson’s book and clearly I’m not disappointed. It has been on my TBR shelf for months because I don’t know why, I wasn’t feeling like reading it.
How wrong of me.

“There sometimes isn’t much difference between a knight’s quest and a fool’s errand.”

This book is about sadness, loss, disorientation and how to cope with it. This isn’t only a physical journey.
The narrator is Amy. She is a high schooler who lost her dad months ago. Since then, she stopped living : she is merely surviving. Her brother is in rehab while her mother flew away, in another country, getting their new home ready.
Amy is supposed to drive the house from California to Connecticut but she is unable to drive anymore. So her mom got one of her childhood friend made the trip with her. Meet Roger, hot boy, and also nice and kind. But there’s a sort of sadness inside of him, something we’ll learn more about later in the book.
Amy doesn’t want to spend several days with Roger, whom she doesn’t even remember ; she got used to being alone.
I really love the originality of this book. There are :
– receipts
– playlists
– a journey notebook
– photos

That kind of reminded of Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover. But only for its originality.

For once, love is not the main subject in this book.
The characters are really interesting, they are so well written ! The two main characters were both in need of a confident, and their journey will help them to heal their wounds.
I also really liked the side characters. Everyone one of them make at least one of the 2 MC realize something important.

This is a really nice read. Lovely, funny, sad, gripping.

5 stars

If you’ve read the book, I talk more openly about what happens precisely in the book, and share my thoughts about it here.
I’m trying to post spoiler free reviews here, but not on goodreads.

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