The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson Review

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

Publisher: Simon&Schuster Books for Young Readers

Release Date: May 3, 2016

Pages: 519

Summary: 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 Rating: Full StarFull StarFull StarFull Star

***SPOILERS AHEAD***

My Thoughts: Being a huge fan of YA-Contemporary, I knew this book would be on my summer TBR & I really enjoyed it! A summer read just as wonderful as Since You’ve Been Gone!

What made this book so great was the characters and their development! Over the course of the summer they grow and change, especially the relationship between Andie & her dad!

Andie’s summer doesn’t go as planned but she makes the most of it with a new summer job she finds along the way!

In the beginning Andie isn’t too happy with her new summer job as a dog walker, but what made her such a great character is that while it wasn’t the internship she expected, she grew to love it and understand the hard work that comes with it.

While dog-walking she meets Clark ❤ (their first meet was hilarious + so cute!!)

I loved Clark so much! His character really complimented Andie considering she had somewhat of an opposite personality!

I loved how their relationship didn’t take center stage and instead focused more on both Andie+Clark w/ Andie’s friends + the friendship dynamics that were explored. Throughout the whole story, their relationship never felt rushed and really took time to develop.

My only minor issue was with the pacing. With this book being 500+ pages I found some moments to drag/go by really slowly.

Overall this was a great summer read & if you are looking for YA-Contemporary with immense character development and family/friendship dynamics I highly recommend The Unexpected Everything!

 

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