The Unexpected Everything

May 5, 2016 ARC, Book Review 1

I received this ARC from Publisher for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

The Unexpected EverythingThe Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
Published by Simon and Schuster on May 3rd 2016
Pages: 528
Source: ARC from Publisher

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?

My Thoughts:

The Unexpected Everything is only the second book I’ve read by Morgan Matson. I read Since You’ve Been Gone just over a year ago and loved it. After reading this one I’m kicking myself for not devouring her other books yet! Her storytelling style is just what I like!

There are so many different and unique concepts in The Unexpected Everything. Like, things I never thought would go together but they totally do! Dog walking, scavenger hunts, misuse of funds in a political race, a young fantasy author, and the overuse of emojis are just a few things you’ll find. I was so impressed with the way Morgan Matson worked all these things into to story. It was so much fun!

Andie was a really great character to follow. Her world has basically been turned upside down so she has a lot going on. I enjoyed watching the ways in which she dealt with all the changes. I especially liked seeing the ways in which she herself changed.

Typically in a book like this I either super love the friendship aspect or the romantic relationship aspect. In The Unexpected Everything Morgan Matson manages to make both excellent. I loved Andi’s group of friends and the ways they interacted. Seeing the ways their friendship developed reminded me a lot of my own high school experience. And Clark! Oh man. I liked him. I loved his awkwardness at first and then his honesty. Just so many great characters!

The Unexpected Everything is a must read for contemporary lovers. A wonderfully crafted story with depth and heart.

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