Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour


Amy and Roger's Epic Detour


Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I loved the idea that people could discover things. That you could be the person to see something first. Or see something that nobody else had been able to.


I would like to start this review with what I first thought about when Amy and Roger met. Amy had that instant attraction to Roger. Roger isn’t how she remembered when they were kids blah blah blah and he’s so hot now. I have nothing against hot guys but why does it have to be the case… like always? Why can’t a person be average or even not-good-looking-at-all,  no instant attraction, but the other person would still fall in love with that average/not-good-looking person after their epic detours together? And here’s another thing – we’ve got another redhead girl here. I mean, I have read dozens of novels with a redhead female lead character. I just do not see why there is a need for extremely hot characters because everybody deserves a great adventure and a great love. These unforgettable moments -the good and the bad- can all happen to anyone. I just wish that novels would be more realistic.

Anyways, there really isn’t much new with this book. It has basically almost-the-same concept as other books in this genre: Girl has been through something bad and she blames herself for it, girl meets boy, boy is also going through something, girl and boy have a great time together, girl and boy realizes that they love each other…

What I liked in this book isn’t the romance- it’s the self-discovery. Amy didn’t need love at that point, what she needed was the detour. I also liked how she was able to meet new people and see new places. I think once in a while each and every one of us needs that.

But what I liked the most was the ending. I love how we are unsure of what happens next between Amy and Roger. I love how the ending was a little bit about her mother but most of it was about Amy. Because Amy had come to terms with her past and maybe her relationship with her mother might be better. It made me think that Roger is just an extra because the emphasis of the ending is on the family and the self.

I believe that this book is for everyone out there searching for her/himself. This book might provide you some tips.