The Unexpected Everything, by Morgan Matson
Published by Simon & Schuster Children’s (May 5th, 2016)
Genre: Young Adult, Fiction, Contemporary, Romance, Friendship, Family
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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?
THE UNEXPECTED EVERYTHING has ~unexpectedly~ surpassed my expectations. i mean, it’s pretty hyped, and i already read and loved matson’s other novel, SINCE YOU’VE BEEN GONE, but this book was a whole new level of amazing-ness.
the synopsis of this book is pretty vague…and misleading. it looks like a fun cute summer read -it IS a cute summer read- but it’s more than that. it was really unexpected. in SYBG, i could see where the plot was going, but TUE? no. it kept being unexpected until i read the last sentence.
what i loved most about THE UNEXPECTED EVERYTHING was the many different aspects that it covered. as much as it revolves around romance and summer, it also deals with frienship and FAMILY. which is -for me- something that i don’t see enough in contemporary novels.
another thing that surprised me (like, REALLY surprised me), was how relatable the characters were. their conversations were so real, and they weren’t cheesy at all. they even used EMOJIS when they were texting. which means that matson’s style was, as usual, special and unique.
TUE was the kind of book that was CUTE and FLUFFY (the dogs were so cute), and DEEP at the same time. as much as i had a lot of fun reading it, it also opened my eyes to a lot of things. it made me learn that always having a plan is BORING. i mean, you can plan things, have dreams, etc, but sometimes you have to let life surprise you. and even though it may means some changes, it’s okay, because change isn’t always bad…
overall, THE UNEXPECTED EVERYTHING is the kind of book i will throw to everybody’s faces. because ~EVERYONE~ should read it.
have you read THE UNEXPECTED EVERYTHING? what were your thoughts about it? (if you haven’t read it what are you doing with your life.)