Amy & Roger´s Epic Detour, by Morgan Matson

Amy & Roger's Epic DetourHave you been on a road trip?  Join Amy and Roger on their trip from California to Connecticut.  Amy is facing huge upheaval in her life, her dad has died, her mother has a new job in Connecticut and has put their house on the market, and her brother Charlie is in a rehab facility in North Carolina.  Amy’s mom asks a friend’s son to drive her car and Amy to Connecticut.  Instead of taking the Mom- prescribed route, Amy persuades Roger to go to Yosemite.  Thus begins their epic detour.  Along the way, they discover much about themselves and the people in their lives.  The characters are especially well drawn and the format, with its flashbacks and scrap book style, is fun to read.  Grab a root beer or cream soda and take the trip!