Friday, November 4, 2016

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

The Unexpected Everything
Morgan Matson
YA Contemporary
Paperback, 519 pages
3rd May 2016 by Simon & Schuster

Goodreads Ratings: 4.12/5
My Rating: 4/5

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? 

“It was like someone had turned off the sun. The center of everything was suddenly gone.” 

The Unexpected Everything is a classic Morgan Matson. All those summer-y vibes, tingling sensation, good ol' summer romance, amazing friendships and family bonds.

The only problem here is that, its TOO PAINFULLY DRAGGY WITH LOTS OF UNNECESSARY DETAILS. I could do without the first 130 pages tbh. I know Matson wanted to introduce the characters and the settings to the readers but u can do that in 30 pages or so. Not 130 pages. I gave up the first time because of this before picking this book up again.

Luckily after the 6th-7th chapter, it starts to kick in and it gets pretty damn good from then onwards. AND AND AND CLARK AND ANDIE IS SO CUTE OMG????? lots and lots and lots and lots of kissing there :p

Another thing worth mentioning, I really really really love Andie and her father's relationship development. One of the best parts of the book, actually. Matson always excels at this whole family bonding thing. OOH AND THE FRIENDSHIP ELEMENT IS GOLD TOO.

Overall, I would recommend it if ur up for some good old fluffy contemporary, but heh bare with this book for the first 150 pages to get to the good parts.

p.s. I LOVE the booksigning event scene.

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