The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

official blurb
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?

my blurb!
A plan oriented teen with a pension for surface level relationships falls for a nerdy teen writer.

2.75 out of 5

what i liked
I liked the relationship between Andie and her dad.  Isn’t it nice to read a relationship evolve in a good way between parent and child? I’m sure a lot of teens have crap relationships with their parents and that’s why it’s written about so regularly, but I really liked Andie’s dad and how his character changed throughout the book.
Some good loose ends. I don’t want to give away anything, and I won’t! Hmmm… let’s just say, yay for a friendships that aren’t entirely cookie cutter.
The books that Clark wrote that were scattered in between the pages.  I might’ve liked it better if I could read the whole book that Clark wrote!

what i didn't like
Andie. I didn’t connect with her at all. She was my least favorite character.  She was way too annoying for me.  And seriously, why did it take her so long to read Clark’s book?
There are over 500 pages in this book.  It was insanely long. Too long.  It was a 500 page love story and I really didn’t feel the love. I just didn’t care about the couple. I should’ve been LOVING this story to concede to reading 500+ pages.
This was my third Morgan Matson book, which I actually didn’t realize when I picked this up on a recommendation from someone. Some of her previous books ranked a 1 star and a 3 star – so perhaps this is on par for me and the world of Matson.  I know a LOT of people loved this book, and in fact reread it every summer.  I would skip this one unless you know you’re a fan of her writing, there are a lot of other great YA’s out there with a shorter page count.

while reading you should
Listen: American Girl by Tom Petty
Watch: Chasing Liberty
Do: walk your dog

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when to read
The Summertime!

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