“Amy & Roger's Epic Detour was an amazing book! It centered around Amy Curry, and after the death of her father, her mother decides to sell their house and move to Connecticut. Amy finds out that she can't fly to Connecticut, but has to drive there with the help of Roger, who has something of his own journey ahead of him - a boy she knew when she was a kid.
Along the way the reader sees Amy struggling with her guilt and grief over the loss of her father, her anger and sadness at her mother and brother, Charlie, and how it has affected her family. Throughout the book Amy grows and evolves and comes to term with what happened, makes a few friends along the way, eats some great food, visits amazing places, and maybe even falls in love.
This book is defiantly one of my favorites. It made me laugh, it made me cry (a lot!), and it made me appreciate all the people I love in my life. I also liked the fact that the book didn't have a cookie-cutter ending, it was realistic and not in any way false. Roger and Amy didn't make promises to each other that they couldn't keep, and everything wasn't suddenly okay between Amy, Charlie and her mother. This book should defiantly be rated higher than 5 stars, and I would recommend Amy & Roger's Epic Detour to everyone.But beware- after you read this you will want to want to go on a road trip immediately :) ”
Megan B wrote this review Monday, July 18, 2011.