Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
I've heard great things about Morgan Matson's writing and in particular, this book and whilst it has been on my TBR for a while, I wasn't dying to get my hands on a copy as I just thought it would be an average contemporary romance. But when it became available on Pulseit, I couldn't resist starting it to see what I thought.
Amy & Roger's Epic Detour is about Amy, a young girl who has recently lost her father and is struggling to come to terms with that, and the fact her mother left her to find a new house half way across the country. But it's now come to the point where Amy has to move too, and she must find a way to get there - with the family car - despite her new-found fear of driving. When Amy's mom suggests an old, estranged childhood friend Roger drives Amy, as he also needs to get across the country, Amy is understandably skeptical. Amy & Roger set off on a road trip that will take them to some strange places, in search of things they were unsure of with a complete stranger.
This book was amazing. Apart from making me want to bump "road trip across the USA" to the top of my bucket list and creating the desperate need to do it ASAP, I can't fault the book in any way shape or form. I enjoyed the characters - Amy and Roger developed a close friendship throughout and whilst the direction their relationship headed was fairly predictable, it just made it all the more enjoyable to see them get there. I really enjoyed the general atmosphere that this book created - I felt as though I was there in the back seat watching the events unfold and it all felt so realistic to me as a reader.
I would highly recommend reading Amy & Roger and this definitely won't be the last Morgan Matson book I read.