Wednesday 23 November 2011

My Book Boyfriend: Roger Sullivan


My Book Boyfriend is hosted by the lovely Missie at The Unread Reader. This week I'm a bit obsessed with Roger from Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson, coz:

  • He's super hot: "The guy coming toward me was shockingly good-looking. He had broad shoulders, light brown hair, dark eyes, and he was already smiling at me." I pictured him as Zac Efron.
  • He's confident and friendly, never lies and never says "goodbye".
  • He's sensitive and a great listener.
  • He wears glasses to drive, especially at night, which makes him adorkable.
  • He's a bit of a history buff, loves discovering new things and dreams of being an explorer.
  • He has great taste in music (see playlists here).
Swoon-Worthy Quotes

“He stood and looked at me for a moment, taking in my outfit. 'You look hot.'
'What? Me?' I stammered, completely flummoxed.
'Yeah,' he said, still looking at me.
'Oh. Um, thank you. I mean, not that you don’t, but I’m not sure that you should—I mean …'
'Oh, no,' Roger said quickly, and I could see that he was blushing again. 'No. I mean—I meant what you’re wearing. Are you going to be too warm?'"

"He looked over at me. 'We're doing this?' he asked. And for the first time since the trip began, it felt like we were doing something. The two of us, making a choice, taking a leap, together.
I nodded. 'We're doing this.'"

"'God,' he murmered into my hair when we broke away...'I've been wanting to do that for a long time.'
'Really?' I asked, almost afraid to believe this.
'Oh yes,' he said. 'Since Kansas. At LEAST.'"

“'The best discoveries always happened to the people who weren't looking for them. Columbus and America. Pinzón, who stumbled on Brazil while looking for the West Indies. Stanley happening on Victoria Falls. And you. Amy Curry, when I was least expecting her.'
I smiled back at him while feeling sharply just how much I was going to miss him. It was almost a physical pain. 'I'm on that list?'
'You're at the top of that list.'"


  1. Haaa, I remember this book - the funny thing is that I got to the last quote to remember it, LOL.. it's been a long time ;))
    Zac is a good choice, I can picture him as Roger.

  2. I've heard of this book. I want to read it now, especially if you picture Roger as Zac Efron! Thank you for introducing a new man into my life. I'll take him to go. Thanks.


  3. awww SO cute! I've heard alot about Morgan's books and they all seem really great! I just haven't found the time yet...I should get on it...especially if the guys are all as great as Roger!

  4. Ha! The picture of of Zac with glasses on is spot on!! Adorkable indeed! And I love this: "never lies and never says "goodbye".

  5. Aw...he sounds so sweet! I almost bought this book yesterday and now I'm kicking myself for putting it back. Guess there's another trip to the store for me soon. The glasses picture is adorable!

    Here's mine:

  6. K, I've got to get my hands on this book! The whole "hot" conversation was hilarious!

  7. Interesting! Thanks to your blog, I can find new books to read. Not sure about Zac Efron..that's just me.

  8. ha! i still have to reads this book. been meaning to for a few months now.

    Here's Pif's.

  9. I can definitely see Zac as Roger.... Love that first picture of him :)

    Diana @The Lovely Getaway

  10. Zac gets hotter everytime I see him. And Roger sounds absolutely perfect!

  11. Oh those eyes! Even so cute in glasses! I'd so make a passes at that boy in glasses! ;D

  12. He sounds hot and can I just say, I LOOOOOOOOOOOVE that you used the word adorkable! Brilliant!

  13. Ahhh i think im in love with him. Those quotes have made me desperate to read the book!
    He sounds so cute!

  14. Best book ever. Not to mention Zachykinz is perfect ! Roger man I love you