As I read this book, I felt like I was in the backseat of the car the entire time, witnessing the road trip for myself! It was a joy to read about Amy and Roger’s relationship and how it progressed throughout the story. Something incredibly unique about this story is that Morgan Matson took this road trip, so she included actual pictures, menus, and other cool travel items in the book that made it feel even more realistic! While traveling may not be encouraged right now, there is nothing to stop you from taking a virtual road trip through this book!
What screams summer more than a bucket list? This book is seriously so much fun. It takes all of my favorite “summer aesthetics” and combines them into one amazing story. Song playlists, pizza, romance, friendship. You’ll fall in love with the main character for her quirky and relatable personality, but you’ll also love the supporting characters and wish they were your friends too. This book was light and fun, but also inspirational. What more could you want?
This book focused not only on an adorable romance, but also on the relationship between the main character and her father, something I appreciated reading about. This book is longer than her others, but I quickly got swept up into the story and honestly didn’t want it to end! The boy in this story is a fantasy writer, so it was really cool at points to read his “story within a story.” So much of this book just felt real: from the fun moments like the group chats and emojis and diner conversations, to the deeper content, like dealing with friendship change and pushing past your comfort zone.
If you’ve ever wondered, as I have, what it’s like to be a part of a large family, read this book! I found so much comfort reading about these characters and the dynamics between them. Unlike the usual timeline of summer, this book only covers three days. Nevertheless, you’ll fall in love with this family before the end.
From the Flying Start author of Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour comes a powerful novel about hope in the face of heartbreak.
Taylor Edwards’s family might not be the closest-knit—everyone is a little too busy and overscheduled—but for the most part, they get along just fine.