The Unexpected Everything – Morgan Matson

Synopsis

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?

Review

This book was pretty great. The “text talk” got a little annoying at times, but it’s an accurate and undeniable aspect of real life.

Andie was a pretty annoying protagonist at times, especially when she drew into herself and pushed people away. I liked it better when she was happy!! From Clark, to family, to Marjorie and Karl… it was all pretty fantastic. I love escaping to these easy-breezy summer stories, especially since my own summer is whizzing by with stress, busy-ness, business (hah), and being way too tired for my own good. But anyway, back to the book.

I could see the Wyatt subplot a mile away. I hoped for a happier resolution there, but I guess this one was realistic and healthy. Man, that would be a fun story to explore!

Otherwise, I thought this story was pretty top notch. Yes, Andie is young and her angst can be annoying. Her problems aren’t that “big,” and they’re definitely from a privileged point of view. But I’m glad to see how she’s grown and changed over the course of the summer, with a lot of the important loose ends tied up (Topher, I’m looking at you!). Overall, a fun read!

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  • The Night We Said Yes – Lauren Gibaldi
  • The Wrong Side of Right – Jenn Marie Thorn

Rating: 4/5

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