Book Review: The Unexpected Everything

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Synopsis from Amazon:

Andie has a plan. And she always sticks to her plan.

Future? A top-tier medical school.
Dad? Avoid him as much as possible (which isn’t that hard considering he’s a Congressman and he’s never around).
Friends? Palmer, Bri, and Toby—pretty much the most awesome people on the planet, who needs anyone else?
Relationships? No one’s worth more than three weeks.

So it’s no surprise that Andie’s got her summer all planned out too.

Until a political scandal costs Andie her summer pre-med internship, and lands both she and Dad back in the same house together for the first time in years. Suddenly she’s doing things that aren’t Andie at all—working as a dog walker, doing an epic scavenger hunt with her dad, and maybe, just maybe, letting the super cute Clark get closer than she expected. Palmer, Bri, and Toby tell her to embrace all the chaos, but can she really let go of her control?

*This book is part of my POPSUGAR 2016 Reading Challenge.*

I’ve never read a book by Morgan Matson but I’m very glad I picked this one up. I ended up going to her book signing and I fell in love with her as a person and then I read The Unexpected Everything and fell in love with her writing. The beginning started a little slow for me and I almost stopped reading but I pushed forward because I’ve heard only good things about Matson’s books and I wanted to know what all the hype was about.

The book started to pick up once Clark came onto the scene and then I was hooked. I was so hooked that I stayed up until 6:30 in the morning just so I could finish it. I needed to know how it’d all end and I was completely happy and satisfied with the ending.

I really loved the romance and chemistry between Clark and Andie. I like that it didn’t feel like an insta-love situation like a lot of young adult romances are (not that I don’t love those too but I also like change). Clark and Andie’s relationship seemed genuine and I like how they got to know each other and Andie learned to let go with him.

I also especially liked Andie’s friendship with Palmer, Bri, and Toby. I was jealous of it to be honest. I don’t remember my high school experience being as fun as there’s seems to be and the way they all worked together was awesome and really special. Of course, they also had their issues but nothing that they did seemed out of character to me and Matson wrote a really good story about friendship and love.

Now I can’t wait to read some of her other books. I’ve definitely joined the Morgan Matson bandwagon and I have no regrets.


5 stars

Favorite Line:

“I think there’s something to saying it in front of people. It’s like it means more when you say it out loud, where everyone can hear you.”

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