Title: The Unexpected Everything
Author: Morgan Matson
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Published: May 3rd 2016
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?
Not to be cheesy or anything, but how much I loved this book was seriously so unexpected. I don’t remember the last time I fell in love with a contemporary novel like this, but I’m pretty sure it was when I had just read To All the Boys I Love Before by Jenny Han last summer. I’ve never really been into contemporary books, although I’m definitely starting to get more into them recently, but when they’re good, they are good.
Oh, and the good ones are always full of feels and ya know, make you damn near close to crying. Which, you guessed it, this one definitely did.
I went into this book not all that informed on anything about it. I wasn’t entirely sure what it was about, the only thing I really knew about the characters themselves was that the girl was super into planning and her summer plans got messed tf up, and I knew that there were a lot of dogs somehow involved.
Well, apparently it’s best for me to go into contemporaries with a very clueless, but open, mind because those are the ones I end up loving the most.
Just like with To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, the reason I truly loved this book was because it didn’t solely focus on just crushing on boys and getting boyfriends. You would be surprised how many contemporaries do that, *insert eye roll here* There was so much development with the friendships, showing the true ups and downs groups of friends go through.
My favorite part: This book showed how platonic relationships can be just as important, if not more important, than a romantic relationship.
I’m so not about to get started on that topic, because it’ll turn this review into a whole new rant post, but I was so happy to see that Matson included the friends in this story in more than just helping the main character end up with the guy main character.
Side note: I’m probably going to do a whole post on this subject because it just gets me going, man. But for now, here’s a playlist I made while fangirling and reading this wonderful book.
I’m actually really happy with how this playlist turned out and I hope you guys either listen to it while you read, so you get all the feels, or you listen to it after you’ve already read it and you still get all the feels.
I hope everyone has a fantabulous day/evening/morning/whenever you’re reading this and happy reading!