YA Fiction | Book Review for The Unexpected Everything By Morgan Matson

Reviewed Book: The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

Book Description: 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?

General Review (NO SPOILERS): 5/5 stars

If I could, I would give this book 100/5 stars because I loved this book! Morgan Matson never disappoints. This cute contemporary was incredible! Andie may have been unsure about her crazy summer, but I had a feeling it was going to go great. (I was right.) Andie is actually goals in this book, between having a great group of friends, a cute boyfriend, and an awesome job. Sure, none of that’s perfect (believe me, there are many hijinks in this book), but it makes for a fun summer contemporary read. Also, this cover is so pretty!!!

Detailed Review (CONTAINS SPOILERS):

I. Loved. This. Book. Andie had an amazing summer, and I’m so jealous that this isn’t what I’m doing this summer. Her story was funny, relatable, and a whirlwind of fun. It doesn’t hurt that she had some pretty great people to share her summer with.

I know I usually talk about the plot first, but I really want to dive right in to the characters so… The first character I want to talk about is Andie’s dad. When we first meet Alexander Walker, he’s a distant father who cares only about his politics. His name on Andie’s phone is Alexander Walker, making him seem like another ordinary human instead of her father. Throughout the novel, as the scandal takes place and Alexander has to lay low, we get to explore his character. We were able to watch as Andie and Alexander’s relationship blossomed into something nice, like a normal father and daughter. She even changed his contact name to Dad!

Andie had a great group of friends- Palmer (and therefore Tom), Toby, and Bri. This group has been inseparable for years. They are every bit the squad most people dream of having. Er, well until they all start keeping secrets. But, that’s what I love about Morgan’s books, they’re always realistic. Sometimes you end up liking your best friend’s crush. Sometimes your best friend’s crush likes you back. Sometimes you keep secrets to try to keep someone from getting hurt.

Last, but certainly not least, Clark. The fantasy writer of everyone’s dreams. Dorky, awkward, smart, funny, different. He’s a best selling author at nineteen, living in his publisher’s house, trying to take care of a hyper dog, and on a mission to eat some crazy food.  He and Andie hit it off… after, like, three tries. First encounter was awkward, first date wasn’t great, and their second date was staying up all night taking care of a puking dog. But that second date changed some things for the both of them, and made, like, every reader swoon.

The plot was entertaining as ever, between crazy summer jobs, communication through emojis only (EMOJIS IN A BOOK CAN YOU BELIEVE I’M STILL IN SHOCK), disasters with boys, and family issues. What was your favorite part?


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