Monday, September 5, 2011
Amy and Roger's Epic Detour is less of a novel and more of a spectacular scrapbook and playlist of a memorable, life-changing road trip. Packed full of visual extras, this is one exciting page-turner, equally full of funny and sad moments as both Amy and Roger attempt to figure out their lives and become friends. Amy and Roger work perfectly together; there is both tension and easygoing camaraderie between the two, and their seemingly innocent games of Twenty Questions and idle conversations will make you stop and think every now and again. Their escapades are rather ironic and humorous, and the people they meet on this trip are quirky and realistic. It's the characters and their pains, joys, and ways of dealing with life that make this book stand out, and each one, no matter how great or small, is memorable. Morgan Matson is an incredible writer, and this wonderfully written novel about love and guilt and healing and new relationships will linger in your head long after the final page.
Cover Comments: Fabulous cover! I like the clasped hands and the view of the road. So simple, so appropriate!
I purchased this one for my Kindle, though I don't exactly recommend it--the visual content is hard to read on the Kindle.