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Summary of Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson 

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.

Review

Quite a few people on YouTube have recommend Morgan Matson as a must read contemporary romance writer. When I saw Amy & Roger's Epic Detour on Audible, I decided to download it and listen to it during my daily commute.

I liked listening to this book on Audible because the story is about a road trip. The playlists that Roger and Amy created made me want to listen to those songs. I also enjoyed the descriptions of the different food they ate as well as the people they met.

The only two aspects of the book I didn't like were the age difference between Amy and Roger and some of the decisions Amy makes. Whenever there's a romance between an underage person and a person eighteen years old or older, it makes me feel uncomfortable. I also didn't like Amy's decision not to tell her mom she was going to take a different route (but that's the adult in me, if I'd read this book as a teen, I may have had a different opinion).

After reading Amy & Roger's Epic Detour, I most definitely plan to read other books by Morgan Matson. I gave Amy & Roger's Epic Detour a 4 out of 5 stars on Goodreads.

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