The Unexpected Everything

unexpected-everythingAndie had it all planned out. Important internship? Check. Amazing friends? Check. Guys? Check (as long as we’re talking no more than three weeks). But that was before her dad’s political scandal. Before having to be in the same house with him. 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?

 

Morgan Matson has a way to hook the readers into reading without putting it down. I loved her first three books! I do! I love this book as well but there was something missing and I really can’t tell why.

Unexpected Everything is a story about Andie, how her life was planned and how she follows everything that is expected of her. Her mom died so it was just Andy and her dad. But then, since her dad is involved in politics, her dad was so busy and Andy feels like she was living alone. All this time she was hanging out with her friends until the political scandal happened. She needs to get used to seeing his dad everyday, for the first time she was grounded! and everything changed.

Andie was planning to go to an internship but was cancelled a day before the start of it because her letter of recommendation was withdrawn by the person who wrote it (just because of the scandal). So Andie needs to deal with his dad and she has nothing to do during the summer. She then finds a job as a dog walker and that’s where she meets Clark (a young writer).  And basically that is the start of her unexpected summer.

I love this story and all the characters in it. I love the friendship of Andy, Toby, Bri and Palmer — how they were so open to each other (although something happened to Toby and Bri). Clark was okay, I don’t feel connected with him though I love it that he is a young  writer with books so popular! What I love most is the character of Andie’s dad – he tried to reach out to Andie and make it up to her for the times that he was not around. He even joined the game of Scavenger hunt! (the one the girls do every summer)

This is a story of friendship, family, love and trust.

LESSON LEARNED: The unexpected events in life are the ones you’ll treasure. 

Oh! BTW! — the characters in her other novels are in here (just a glimpse though). I wanted to stop reading this book when I learned about Frank and Emily (Since you’ve been gone) — they broke up. ouch! The Edwards (Second chance summer) were also mentioned — Andie walked their dog… But ouch.. really… Frank and Emily??? *sigh*

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