From Back Cover: 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 Rating: 3.5 hearts
Thoughts on the Novel: Morgan Matson’s novels always have a nice blend of family, friendship, and romance, which is why I enjoy them. However, her latest book, The Unexpected Everything, was my least favourite of her novels.
Since my thoughts for The Unexpected Everything were kind of all over the place, I figured the best way to review this book would be to write a pros and cons list.
- Despite the fact that she didn’t make the best decisions, I
still found Andie to be a likeable character.
- Clark was an adorable love interest.
- I loved seeing the change in Andie’s relationship with her father. I would have liked The Unexpected Everything to have spent a little more time exploring that relationship in greater detail and a little less time on the drama between Andie’s friends.
- At just over 500 pages, I think this book was a little too long. Had it been shorter, the plot wouldn’t have dragged at times.
- I found the character of Topher – and by extension, Andie’s relationship with him – to be totally unnecessary.
- Although I understood how important Andie’s friends were to her, I still didn’t care about the drama between Bri and Toby.
Comments About the Cover: It makes the book look like a great beach read, which I could easily imagine The Unexpected Everything being.
In exchange for an honest review, this book was received from the publisher (Simon and Schuster Canada) for free.