Amy & Roger's Epic Detour

by Morgan Matson | Teens |
ISBN: 1416990666 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Fantasma of Carnaxide, Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on 7/27/2015
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Journal Entry 1 by Fantasma from Carnaxide, Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Monday, July 27, 2015
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.

Journal Entry 2 by Fantasma at Carnaxide, Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Monday, August 3, 2015
Such a sweet and delightful book. I'm so glad I tried Morgan Matson when I saw her name on the Goodread awards ;)
Yes it's YA, yes we know it's sometimes lame and these teenagers seem almost always so perfect, but it's not all roses and happy life, and I like that. Real and sad situations happen, people have serious problems, but the way it is written, it's unputdownable, you just want to read more and more.
I found it a bit strange for a mother to just "abandon" her daughter alone for a month after the death of the father, I know that even grown up people not always are able to react as they should, but it was a bit too much. And then we don't have "the" conversation between both of them, where we can try to understand what went through the mother's head, so I think the book missed on that, and is the only thing I can point and why it's not 5*
Oh, and I loved the "photographs" and drawings and notes as if it was a real travel book!

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