REVIEW: Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
I 'read' this as an audiobook.
I liked it, but i wasn't in love with it. It was good, but didn't feel like so much more.
What i really liked:
It wasn't just about a girl and a boy, but about a family. About how they aren't perfect, but we need them. About the dynamics between them and how he relationships with our family members shape us and our lives.
Not everything is okay. Sure, there was a happy ending, but it's explicitly pointed out that life doesn't offer guarantees that things will go the way you want to. Bad things can happen when you don't expect them, but so can good things.
Grief is real, and you have to learn to deal with this. This takes time. The pain doesn't really go away, but it's good to talk about it.
What i liked:
The romance and it's slow build
The idea of a road trip and how that was the setting for the story
Fun side characters
What i didn't like:
When the romance was there, it escalated very quickly. I don't think that was necessary.
The main character felt young to me (this might have more to do with me than the book though).
The letter and the fish thing. I just don't know about that. Was it needed? It just felt a bit rushed, no real info, a bit too easy and just as easily brushed aside again.
On a side note, it's probably nice to listen to the playlists whilst reading the book