Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Author: Morgan Matson
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Publication Date: May 4, 2010
Received: Local Library
Review: I love this book with a passion. It was one of the most amazing road trip books I have ever read. It was one of the best contemporary books I have ever read. It was many things but most of all it was touching, heartwarming and very real.
After hearing many good things about this book, I decided to pick it up and when I had finished the first couple of chapters I immediately knew I was going to love it. I soon devoured it and found myself thinking about how great and how wonderful this book truly was, maybe I'm still thinking about and that's pretty powerful.
Amy was such a real person and easy to get and understand and love. I felt for Amy, and I felt for Roger. I don't know how many times I can repeat this but they just were so real and just so great. You knew Amy's grief was real and you knew how she felt. The characters were an extremely good part of this book for me.
And the real road trip was so much fun! I had an absolute blast reading about all the places Amy and Roger went on their detour and most of the places they went, I had already been so it meant even more to me. The play lists were so cool, and the receipts were by far my favorite scrapbook part of the book. Oh the receipts. That was what made me ultimately happy about this book! (If you don't understand it's alright!)
I could go on and on about how amazing this book was but I'll spare you that, but you have to promise you'll go read this book, right NOW!