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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Review: The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

Release date: May 3, 2016
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
My rating:  3.5
Buy here: Amazon


Synopsis:
From Morgan Matson, the bestselling 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 pre-med internship, and lands both she 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:
Let me first start out saying, HOW ARE WE IN MAY ALREADY? Seriously y'all, this year is flying by. 

As a fan of Ms Matson, I have to say that this was a good book. I loved the characters and the plot. However, it was just lacking something for me. I keep comparing every book of hers to "Second chance Summer" and honestly, no other book can top that one. This one was a close second though. 
I loved reading about Andie's growth throughout the book. Sometimes the best things in life happen without a plan. For plan-obsessed Andie, she learned that the not-so-easy way. I loved watching the relationship between her and her Father grow and get stronger. 
What I love about this author is that she can really draw a person into the story and make them believe  they're right there in the pages. The fact that this book doesn't just focus on the romance between Andie and Clark is another thing I loved. The whole book is centered on Father\Daughter, friendships, and love. There's something for everyone.