Amy and Rodgers Epic Detour – Morgan Matson

I know, I know another Morgan Matson book but she is seriously one of my favourite contemporary authors and in the summer I love to read as much contemporary as I possibly can! Being a Morgan Matson book, I knew it was going to be cute and heartbreaking and that is exactly what I got! I have to admit I got very excited to learn that the protagonists name is Amy and I instantly fell in love with her, I’m still waiting for my Rodger to whisk me away on a road trip!

This book follows the story of Amy, who has to drive her mothers car across country after her mother decided to move but the only problem is, since her father died in a car accident, she isn’t ready to get behind the wheel. Enter Roger. An old family friend, he also has to make the cross-country trip – and has plenty of baggage of his own.

Matson was able to create not only an intricate plot, but she also made you want to read more. I couldn’t but this book down! Not only is the storyline beautiful and heartfelt but so is the book itself with pictures and tickets which helps make it look more like a scrapbook which I loved and plus I’m always a sucker for Matson playlists as well!

Matson’s characters are always something I look forward to reading about as they are all so easy to fall in love with especially Amy and Roger who were such likeable characters; you just can’t help rooting for them. I seriously need more of them. Their character development was another aspect I enjoyed as both Amy and Roger came such a long way in overcoming their fears, grief and other obstacles. She goes in deep within their back story and helps us understand them better. Even though the book is written from Amy’s perspective, we still end up knowing and understanding Roger.

My only issue with this book is the fact that you don’t find out what happens after the road trip, it just ended and I need more! But the ending was just perfect and it just shows how far Amy came while on the road trip. It’s clear that I loved this book and it’s easy to award it 5/5 and recommend to anyone looking for a cute and easy read!