RRSReview: The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson


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RRSReview: The Unexpected Everything by Morgan MatsonThe Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers on May 3rd 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
Pages: 519

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?


A cute slice of life kinda story. it surprisingly didn’t feel crazy long considering it’s 600+ pages for a contemporary YA.

The winner of the story is definitely the awkward and adorable Clark (and of course the adorable doggie, Bertie). I really liked Clark’s storyline. Andie and Clark are pretty cute together.

I’d remembered his name, but that was because it made me think of mild-mannered reporters who were secretly superheroes. The glasses really weren’t helping to take away from that either.

Andie, it actually took me a bit to like her, but she grows up. And it was nice to see her relationship with her dad development in a realistic way. Most the characters all had good character growth.

Like other Matson books, expect awesome friendships, adorable characters, and fun summer adventures (yay scavenger hunts!).

There is some friends drama but for the most part it’s nice. And I love Tom (and Clark, as a duo, ha).

Overall, The Unexpected Everything was what I expected, a sweet summer read.

“Come on. We’re wasting time. And you’re fraternizing with the enemy!”

“But the enemy’s so cute,” I said as Clark pulled me back up to my feet and gave me one more quick kiss before running off to join Tom, glancing back once and waving to me.

PS. Check out Jackie’s 5 star FULL REVIEW of The Unexpected Everything HERE!


Author: Cyn

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4 Replies to “RRSReview: The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson”

  1. I’m surprised that it didn’t feel long, since that does seem long for this type of book. That’s definitely a good sign!

  2. When a book is 600 pages and reads like 300..you know it’s good!

  3. evaallbooksconsidered says: Reply

    Great review! I completely agree that this one didn’t feel too long when reading it — I was surprised by how long it actually was (I was reading it on an e-reader) after I finished it because it went so quick and was so fun!

  4. The bits about Clark the superhero are adorable! And yes, I am impressed 600 pages didn’t feel too long with this one!

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