Book Review: The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

Book Reviews


Title: The Unexpected Everything
Author: Morgan Matson
Publication Date: May 3, 2016
Format: Paperback, International Edition




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?


“You have to take your chances. Go and attempt and see what happens, and even if you fail – come back with your experience and your hard won knowledge and a story you can tell and then later on you can say, without regret or hesitation… “Once I dared to dare greatly.”

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson tells a lot of stories in one chunky book – love, family and friendship, and self-love. I was hesitant to read this book at first, because it was really a big thick book, and I am really get intimidated by those kinds of books. But, because I picked this book based on a draw lots in my tbr jar, I have now a reason to finally devour this.

Though at first, I am expecting the ‘excitement part’ at the first percentages in the book, because it was really ‘boring’ to be honest. Though those boring parts were where Andie Walker and her friends, and the other characters were get mentioned, and what stuffs they do during summer.

But, those tedious parts has a big part in the upcoming 50-60% of the story, and that’s where the excitement really made me interested.

Hmm. I will not give any hint, okay?

But, I still give the things I liked about the book.

And, these are…

  • For a contemporary book, to combine all the elements in a contemporary like love, friendship and family was really a plus point.
  • There were up’s and down’s in the character development of each character especially Andie Walker. And Morgan Matson really made her characters like a true person or teenager.
  • The family relationship really made my heart aches, because it really gives a lesson that made an impact in my heart.

Though the overall story was not that as extraordinary, the lessons it gave was the really extraordinary for me.

In all the Morgan Matson’s books, this one is the best for me.

4/5 stars!


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