Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Review: Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

I read this book on Pulse it. For more information go here.

"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." (from

Book Info: 
  • 344 pages 
  •  Simon & Schuster 
  • Published May 4, 2010 
  • Morgan Matson is a debut author 
  • I give this book a 8/10

The Good: 
I will start off by saying this book was very original. I was never bored with this book and it made me want to keep reading. I love that they were going on an adventure with no clue what was going to happen. Amy and Roger were both very well developed characters. I loved them so much. This book is funny when it needs to be even though it has very sad topics in the book. Also, this book has fun things in it like maps, pictures, play lists, and much more. All of that extra stuff added makes a lot more interesting. 

The Bad: 
Honestly, there isn't many bad things I can say about this book. I wish the ended wasn't so rushed and you found out what happened  to Amy and Roger. I feel like the book wasn't really finished. 

This book is very good and I definitely recommend it.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Review: Uglies by Scott Westerfelds

Hey guys! So I have a review of Uglies by Scott Westerfeld. I read this book for my book challenge.

"Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can't wait. Not for her license—for turning pretty. In Tally's world, your sixteenth birthday brings an operation that turns you from a repellent ugly into a stunningly attractive pretty and catapults you into a high-tech paradise where your only job is to have a really great time. In just a few weeks Tally will be there.

But Tally's new friend Shay isn't sure she wants to be pretty. She'd rather risk life on the outside. When Shay runs away, Tally learns about a whole new side of the pretty world—and it isn't very pretty. The authorities offer Tally the worst choice she can imagine: find her friend and turn her in, or never turn pretty at all. The choice Tally makes changes her world forever."  (From

Book Info:
  • 425 pages
  • Published Feb 8, 2005 by Simon pulse
  • Part of the Uglies series ( Uglies, Pretties, Specials, Extras) 
  • I give this book a 8.5/10

The Good: 
This book is so interesting and nothing like I have ever read before. It will definitely grab your attention with all of the action and things that go on in the book. There is a love interest, which I really like in a book, but it doesn't take away from the idea of the book. This book takes place about 300 years in the future. We are referred to as The Rusties and we lived in The Ruins. The plot in this book is brilliant and the ending leaves you wanting more. 

The Bad: 
The beginning was just a little slow for me to get into and I felt like it took a little longer than I would have liked it to for it to pick up and get into the good stuff. But other than that this book is wonderful.

Nice To Know: 
This book has a lot of futuristic items in it and a lot of futuristic ideas that can take a little to get used to and learn about everything, Once you grasp everything it is a lot of fun to have all of them in the book and imagine them. 

This book is fantastic, and I really recommend it to anyone. I will definitely be reading the rest of the series. Thanks for reading!