Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour

In Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson, Amy’s father has recently died. Consequently, Amy has been left to finish high school in CA by her mother, who has taken a new job in CT and her brother who is in rehab in NC. Amy’s mother asks a friend’s son, Roger, to drive their car and Amy (who no longer drives for reasons we suspect, but aren’t named for a while in the story) across the country. As the title promises, they chart a new course than the one Amy’s mother has planned. While this book has its down moments, overall it has a fun premise. Even though there is heavy subject matter overlaying the story, it’s a quick read and delightful story. My only disappointment was the ending, which dropped off rather abruptly.

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