Thursday, August 18, 2016

Book Review: The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

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?

This is the third Morgan Matson book I've read. After reading Amy & Roger's Epic Detour and Second Chance Summer, I knew that I had to read everything else she's written and will write in the future. Morgan is one of the amazing authors that I got to meet at Book Con in Chicago this spring. She was as sweet and adorable as her novels.

The Unexpected Everything is more than just a sweet, adorable story though, as are all of her books. The novel focuses on Andie's summer walking dogs (though she's never owned one) since her original plan of a premed internship doesn't quite pan out. And her father is spending time at home and actually paying attention to her, something that is new for Andie since she's used to being pretty much on her own.

She doesn't have close relationships with anyone since her mother's death. Her father, boys - she even keeps her best friends at a distance, that is until she meets Clark, an attractive homeschooled author, living on his own with a gigantic dog. Soon Andie finds herself opening up and forming real relationships with her friends, Clark, and eventually her father.

Miss Matson's stories are beautiful and heartfelt, making readers reminisce summer vacations, best friends, and first loves. A great summer read - or it can warm you up in the winter!

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