May 25, 2016

Book Review: The Unexpected Everything

Title: The Unexpected Everything
Author: Morgan Matson
Publication Date: May 3, 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary
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Andie had it all planned out.

When you are a politician’s daughter who’s pretty much raised yourself, you learn everything can be planned or spun, or both. Especially your future.

Important internship? Check.

Amazing friends? Check.

Guys? Check (as long as we’re talking no more than three weeks).

But that was before the scandal. Before having to be in the same house with her dad. Before walking an insane number of dogs. That was before Clark and those few months that might change her whole life.

Because here’s the thing—if everything’s planned out, you can never find the unexpected.

And where’s the fun in that?


Another great read from Morgan Matson that I'm sure to be rereading it once I get the free time. This is the second book of hers that I read after Amy & Roger's Epic Detour and again, she didn't disappoint.

The protagonist - Andie was a cool protagonist for me. I don't have a complaint about Andie. She's likable and reading through her POV was one heck of a ride. The thing about her is that she cares for the people she loves that sometimes she does things her own way to solve the problem.

Family relationships - it was a rocky road for Andie and her dad to get past the short-lived conversations and awkwardness. This is one of the things I loved a lot in this book. I loved how her dad was trying and Andie was willing to cooperate because really, I've read a ton of parent-child relationships where either party is too stubborn to give up their pride for the night. Regarding her mom, it was sad whenever Andie shares a memory of her. You can really tell she loves her and how much of a sweet person she is.

Friendship - I love it whenever the four of them are together. They had their funny and sad moments and their group chats are always amusing to read. Although, like every friendship, theirs had their ups and downs. It was just unfortunate what happened but the ending made me think that there's still hope for them to be together again as four again.

Romance - I love Clark and Andie's moments because they talk about a lot of stuff and this whole story they made up was really entertaining and together, they were just really cute. I like they started as friends and bonded first. Their relationship wasn't also smooth but how they worked it out was a good read.

Overall, The Unexpected Everything was good and unexpectedly bittersweet. A reread-worthy young adult contemporary. This book has extra bonus points for the puppies.



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