Review: The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

17838528Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (May 3rd 2016)
Hardcover: 519 pages
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Rating: 5 of 5 stars

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?


I absolutely loved The Unexpected Everything. I loved the awkwardness between Clark and Andie when they first meet and also the awkwardness with Andie and her father. Okay it was a bit frustrating at first because you really want Clark and Andie together, but nobody’s talking and there’s no chemistry even though you can feel the chemistry wanting to happen. However, Bertie comes to our desperate rescue and brings our ship together and I’m like yes finally. As for her father, it was interesting to see their development. He’s never really been much of a father because of his job as a politician that makes him to put on an appearance and she has to be the perfect daughter so that he doesn’t loose face in front of the media. So, when her father finally has the chance to be a father it was endearing to see.

Anyways at first I thought Andie was a bit pretentious, but after she got her dog walking job she became likable. And get this she is someone who doesn’t read. Blasphemy right? But, I don’t mind that because the majority of the heroines I’ve read about are readers and have a thing for books and so Andie was a refreshing character. Andie is not a bookworm and I don’t know why that makes me happy but it does. I guess I can relate to her because I know people who doesn’t read, which makes things realistic. By reading I don’t mean they don’t read at all…just not fiction books (this makes me sad because I’m always in the need of someone to talk to who reads).

Anyways, got a bit off tangent there. The Unexpected Everything is the perfect summer read. While it’s about 500 pages long (I know right? But then again Winter was about 800 pages long so it makes this book seems like a baby.) it’s not slow at all (okay maybe the first couple of pages when you’re trying to figure out what’s going on). The humor in this book make everything fly so by the time I reached the ending I wanted more. I love the fact that Andie has a big group of friends. Palmer, Toby, Bri, and even Tom are all tight knit. And I can’t forget about the emoji bet, which was a lot of fun as Toby tries to prove to Bri (and everyone) that she can text using only emojis. They were absolute hilarious. I was trying to figure out what Toby was saying through her use of emojis and it was kind of complicated. Oh and I had no idea that this book was set in the same universe as Since You’ve Been Gone so I was super happy to see what Frank and Emily have been up to.

Author: Jackie

8 Replies to “Review: The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson”

  1. Wow, I definitely need to read this now because it sounds absolutely amazing! Loved your review!

  2. I am so glad that you enjoyed this one! Isn’t Morgan Matson the best? You are right about Andie and I really liked how her character became more likeable. Lovely review! <3

  3. ooh! A MC who doesn’t like to read?? Sign me up! This book just became a need rather than a want! Thanks for the great review!

  4. evaallbooksconsidered says: Reply

    Great review! I also really liked this one — I completely agree that it’s a perfect summer read.

    my review

  5. This was one of my (many) May preorders! I haven’t gotten to it yet though so I’m glad to hear it’s a 5* book!

  6. Olivia-Savannah says: Reply

    I’ve heard so many wonderful things about this book! It’s so long though and pretty thick… I’m impressed with how fast some people are reading it. As well as that, I really am glad that the main character seemed to change. I’m not someone who can stand pretentious characters AT ALL.

  7. I definitely think Andie was a refreshing character, she definitely had her flaws but grew over the course of the novel. It’s definitely a great book with the friendship, the humour and the emojis! I’m glad you enjoyed it too, Jackie.

  8. I just finished this book on audio yesterday. I also enjoyed the friend group and the emoji bet, but I couldn’t get into Andie. Clark was ADORABLE! But Andie was annoying. She kept sabotaging things, and I know she was still grieving her mom’s death, but she drove me crazy. I loved her dad and their developing relationship, but the plot dragged a lot for me. I’m glad you enjoyed it more. I love Morgan Matson, and I wanted to love this book, but I just didn’t. 🙁

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