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Title: Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour
Author: Morgan Matson
Length: 343 pages
What it’s about (synopsis via Goodreads):
When you’re on a road trip, life is all about the detours. . . .
Amy Curry is having a terrible year. Her mother has decided to move across the country and needs Amy to get their car from California to Connecticut. There’s just one small problem: Since her father died this past spring, Amy hasn’t been able to get behind the wheel. Enter Roger, the nineteen-year-old son of an old family friend, who turns out to be unexpectedly cute … and dealing with some baggage of his own.
Meeting new people and coming to terms with her father’s death were not what Amy had planned on this trip. And traveling the Loneliest Road in America, seeing the Colorado mountains, crossing the Kansas plains, and visiting diners, dingy motels, and Graceland were definitely not on the itinerary. But as they drive, Amy finds that the people you least expected are the ones you may need the most—and that sometimes you have to get lost in order to find your way home.
How and when I got it:
I bought the Kindle edition over five years ago.
Why I want to read it:
This is another book that’s been in my Kindle library for long enough that I forgot all about it! I must have seen it on as a Kindle Daily Deal and decided to grab it.
I haven’t been reading a whole lot of YA lately, but this one does sound like fun. I’m always up for a good road trip story, and I’ve heard such good things about Morgan Matson. The plotline sound very cute and also like it could be touching, since it deals with loss and grief and tough family situations.
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7 thoughts on “Shelf Control #280: Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson”
Oh this sounds like the kind of contemporary YA read I get in the mood for sometimes.
Here’s my post, slightly different vibe, lol: https://dragonsandwhimsy.wordpress.com/2021/08/04/yet-to-read-stephen-king/
Right, every once in a while I really enjoy a good YA story! Thanks for sharing your link. 🙂
An author I’ve been meaning to try, for sure, and these days, I seem to be drawn to plotlines of people dealing with loss, so I might actually try this one out sometime.
I’ve heard a lot of good things about this author’s books and keep meaning to try one!
Seems like a great time to read a road trip book. I also like that it has a bit of emotional content, not just cute fluff😁
I have another road trip book all lined up to go as well — they really are great for summer!
My post for today https://veganbookblogger.wordpress.com/2021/08/04/shelf-control/