I had read one other book of Morgan Matson which was a light, fluffy summer read. And since I was in the mood for more, I picked up „Amy and Roger’s epic detour“. In hindsight, I should have read the blurb. It was a very good book, just much more emotional than I had anticipated. The book’s major topic is Amy dealing with the recent death of her father and that part brought up so many of my own memories (I ended up quietly crying in public once). Morgan Matson manages to adequately describe the feeling of having lost a parent, how it can turn your whole world upside down. It is not easy to describe. Additionally, she also shows how different people grieve differently, which can alienate family members and make them feel even more alone and misunderstood.
Review can also be found here: http://bibliophilecats.tumblr.com/post/154303528645/amy-curry-is-not-looking-forward-to-her-summer