Thursday, October 28, 2010

All I Want for Christmas is... (2)

This is a weekly meme that's hosted by A Tapestry of Words, where every week up until Christmas, you choose a book that you would like to see under your tree! You also have to say why, which shouldn't be too hard :)

This week, I want: Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

Amy Curry thinks her life sucks. Her mom decides to move from California to Connecticut to start anew--just in time for Amy's senior year. Her dad recently died in a car accident. So Amy embarks on a road trip to escape from it all, driving cross-country from the home she's always known toward her new life. Joining Amy on the road trip is Roger, the son of Amy's mother's old friend. Amy hasn't seen him in years, and she is less than thrilled to be driving across the country with a guy she barely knows. So she's surprised to find that she is developing a crush on him. At the same time, she's coming to terms with her father's death and how to put her own life back together after the accident. Told in traditional narrative as well as scraps from the road--diner napkins, motel receipts, postcards--this is the story of one girl's journey to find herself.

I've heard a lot of good things about this book and can't wait until I can finally get my hands on it!

Cleo :)


  1. Ooooh good pick! This one is on my wishlist too :D Like you I have heard some great things about it, I like that it's a little different than most contemporary YA!

  2. This one sounds great and it's new to me so thanks for sharing! Fabulous pick:)

  3. I want this book sooo badly! It sounds well...epic. ;)

  4. Ooh, it must be so hard to pick only one book per week for this meme! :)

  5. This is really good. One of my favourite books. I hope you get it for Xmas :)


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