The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson | Book Review

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The following is from Goodreads:

From Morgan Matson, the best-selling author of Since You’ve Been Gone, comes a feel-good story of friendship, finding yourself, and all the joys in life that happen while you’re busy making other plans.

Andie 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 premed internship and lands both her 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?

My Thoughts:

This was my third time reading this book, and each time reminds me why I love Morgan Matson’s books much. I have read all of her bookstand each one is so different and unique from the others. Though I think they all (or most of them) take place in the same town that Matson created because there are some cameos of other characters mentioned in this book, which is a lot of fun.

I wasn’t going to review this books since I’ve read it three times, and I feel like my opinions are going to be kind of biased so this might just be a full on gush about the book. But anyway, let’s actually get onto the review!

What I Loved:

The friendships in this book were so realistic and made me wish I had a friend group that was that connected and there for each other. But not only that, but they had their arguments and disagreements that most friends have in real life, so they felt genuine.

The romance! Seriously, I don’t think there was one Morgan Matson book where I didn’t adore the romance. And this one was no different. Andie and Clark were adorable together. I loved that Clark was a writer (that spoke to me as not only a reader, but as a writer as well).

The family dynamics of this story were really good as well. Especially how they grow throughout the story. In the beginning, Andie’s dad, being that he is in politics, wasn’t around much. So Andie was pretty much free to do whatever she wanted to an extent. But as the story progresses, their relationship gets closer because of the scandal that keeps her dad home most of the summer.

Andie is a really relatable character considering how well she maintains this image for the press since her father is a congressman and is always in front of cameras. She has to deal with so much pressure that is thrown at her. It’s not only relatable, but also admirable.

Also, PUPPIES. Andie ends up walking dogs during the summer, so there were always dogs (one particular scene with her and Clark is just so endearing).

What I Didn’t Like:

I think my only complaint with this book is it’s length. This has been an ongoing issue for me every time I pick this book up. For a contemporary book, it’s long at over 500 pages. It definitely felt like it dragged in some parts.

But this time I read it, I listened to it on audiobook. I loved the narrator, and I was also able to read through the book a lot faster.

So there you have it: my thoughts on The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson. Have you read this book? Or any of Matson’s other books? What’d you think of them? I’d love to discuss it in the comments below!

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I am a twenty-something-year-old who is an avid reader. I love anything from young adult fantasy to adult fiction to young adult contemporary. I also love to play video games and draw and watch movies and TV shows. And this is my safe space where I can gush about everything I love.

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