November 18, 2010

All I Want For Christmas Is... (6)


This is a feature/meme where I choose a book each week leading up to Christmas and say why it's made it onto my wishlist – and I'd love to see what books everyone else is hoping to get! I'll be posting my pick each Thursday, but you guys can link up and visit other people's posts all through the week.

This week's pick: Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

From Goodreads:

"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 have seen so many glowing reviews of this book. Having it set during a roadtrip makes a change from the conventional contemporary YA format, and it sounds like it tackles some heavier topics while remaining a cute, fun read. And the added "scraps from the road" sound perfect for this one!


What books are on your Christmas wishlist? Link your post up below!



9 comments:

  1. I adored this book! I hope you get this one! :)

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  2. I totally want this one, too! :)

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  3. I realy want to read this book too :)

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  4. I've been wanting to read this one for a while too! It sounds sweet, and everyone loves it! Great pick!

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  5. Sounds interesting! Santa's gonna be busy bringing all of us book people what we want....

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  6. This book is on my wishlist, too! EPIC! :D

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  7. Thanks again for hosting :) Sorry I'm late on it again! One of these weeks I'll get it right.

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  8. I've heard about this book. It looks like a great one. I'm late at this too :(

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