Review: The Unexpected Everything

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
Release Date: May 3, 2016
Genre: YA Contemporary
Rating: 🌟 🌟 🌟

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?

“If whole galaxies could change, so I could I.”

This was a very good book despite the 3 star rating. It should have been 4 stars but I did have one issue with this book, and that was the length. This book was way too long, like 150 pages too long. I don’t think I’ve ever read a YA contemporary book that went past 400 pages and this one went on until page 530. Some parts were funny, others more serious, but some seemed to drag on, especially in the second half.

The story follows Andie Walker, a politician’s daughter who just got a job as a dog walker after her father’s political scandal causes her to lose her internship. Andie is ambitious, organized, and independent. Andie’s entire journey was realistic and uplifting.

Matson did a wonderful job portraying all of Andie’s relationships with her friends, Clark, but especially her father. Andie’s mother died about five years ago and ever since there’s been a distance between her and her father. The awkwardness and resentment between the two of them was done so realistically and so was the way they slowly started to rebuild the relationship. The family aspect of this book is definitely my favorite part of the book.

And of course there is a romance. But as far as romances go, this one is pretty cute. Clark is a geeky-looking, awkward teenager. This was definitely a slow burn romance but they ultimately make a great team.

I definitely recommend this for contemporary readers and it really is the perfect summer read!

3 stars

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