Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour is a story about a road trip. Amy Curry is living alone in her house until her mom sets up Roger, who is pretty much a stranger, to drive Amy to Connecticut to live with her mom. Amy and Roger decide to prolong the trip by going to Colorado, Kentucky and Tennessee. Amy hasn’t had that much fun since the accident. She learns that she can’t really plan out life.
This book is not a life changing novel. You aren’t going to come to an epiphany after reading it, probably. But this YA book is cute and fun. Sometimes it’s nice to have something that isn’t life changing and you need a cute fun break to get away from reading really intense books. Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour is a book hangover cure and I would recommend it to anyone who is coming out of The Fault in Our Stars or Looking for Alaska.
I like Amy because she is a good girl. She is the lead in the musical, gets good grades, and has relatively sound social life, at least before the accident. I like that with a little help from Bronwyn she comes out of her shell.
Roger is a little lost puppy boy. He is deeply in love with Hadley, who is very much a love-em and leave-em type for most of the book.
Mostly I like the side characters, they really made the book interesting. Sweet Bronwyn was the RA with the shopping problem in Colorado Springs. I like Cheeks from Kansas and his demo cds. Mostly, I loved Lucian. He was so sweet. And he makes little animal topiaries. I love his southern hospitality. Honestly, I think the side characters made the book.