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the unexpected everything review

the unexpected everything by morgan matson

overall rating: 4.25/5 ⭐️

characters: 4

relationships: 4.5

plot: 4

writing: 4.5

genre: YA, contemporary, romance


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 thoughts:

i’ve read all of morgan matson’s other books and enjoyed them, so of course i had to pick this one up too (although it took a long time). and my review is wayyy overdue, oops!

i really liked the main character, andie, and i could definitely see her development throughout the book. andie is definitely a dynamic character, and she starts changing after she meets clark (another character i really liked!). most of the characters are pretty unique, but i wish there was more development for andie’s friends. they seem to blend together a little, and it would have been nice if they were more developed/distinguished, since they are an important part of the book.

the relationships are definitely my favorite part of the book. andie struggles with all different kinds of relationships: parental, romantic, and platonic, and it was interesting to see how she dealt with her problems, and i really love how her relationship with her dad develops. i also love that she isn’t perfect by any means. she makes mistakes, resulting in an “unexpected” story.

i liked the plot, but it was somewhat hard to get through, maybe because it was so long. i think some parts probably weren’t necessary, but i liked the way that all the events tie together. one of the biggest differences between this and morgan’s other books is the length, which may have thrown me off. however, the plot is definitely interesting and unexpected in some ways. also, this book gave me so many feels. the end is definitely very emotional, and i really like the way everything is resolved. 

finally, i just really love morgan’s writing. i could really feel andie’s voice and understand her feelings, and the writing just flowed so well. i can’t wait to see what else morgan comes up with!

overall, the unexpected everything is not your average contemporary novel. it takes you on an unexpected adventure with a super fun cast, and you’ll experience so many different feelings.

goodreads || book depository

have you read this? what did you think?


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