Book Review

The Unexpected Everything By Morgan Matson – Book Review

Morgan Matson’s books are the coin of the realm. (If you read the book, you’ll get it.)

blogSynopsisAndie 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?

Published: May 5th 2016 by Simon & Schuster Children’s

Read: from August 4th to 13th, 2016  

Review: 4/5 stars

“If whole galaxies could change, so could I”
― Morgan Matson, The Unexpected Everything

Review: I kind of knew I would enjoy this because Morgan Matson can do no wrong. It’s almost the same pattern, places, characters and relationships. I didn’t expect anything whilst I started The Unexpected Everything see what I did there?! only that it would be an enjoyable summer read; and it was. The first few chapters I thought that Andie was just an annoying brat but how wrong I was! She was funny, vulnerable and caring and it was really nice to see her grow and fall in love. Her relationship with her dad moved me; seeing them going through and dealing with their grief was beautiful to read. Clark is the ultimate boyfriend goals: he writes, wears Doctor Who and Star Wars shirts, is dedicated and is good-looking; need I say more? I also liked getting a glimpse of The Since You’ve Been Gone characters, that’s always nice. To be honest, it was very predictable! I swa that she wanted to become a vet, that she would declare her love publicly and most importantly Bri and Wyatt’s relationship. Though I did not expect to have that ending, to see the girl’s dynamic drastically change and that’s what’s great about this book; how realistic it is and how well it portays the reality.Also…DOGS. Last but not least…emojis!! When I first hear that there were some in the book, I wasn’t really happy about it but it really added a twist to the story and made it unique! In a nutshell, it was a great, simple summer read.

“It’s always a risk. Wherever there is great emotion. because there is power in that. And few people handle power well.”
― Morgan Matson, The Unexpected Everything

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