What to Do When Your Plans Fall Apart: The Unexpected Everything

img_6591I’m so sorry guys! I meant to post this weekend, but I had runthroughs the whole weekend, with basically no WIFI and very little time. Anyway, today I thought I’d focus on a little bit lighter book. The Unexpected Everything was my first Morgan Matson book, although after this one I’m definitely going to read more her writing!

*Goodreads Summary* 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?

Let’s talk about Andie, the star of this book. She has everything that she wants to do all planned out, which I respect. There are some things that I need to have exactly planned out way in advance, like birthday parties. Basically all plans need to be decided well in advance. However, when it comes to doing things like homework, I can be really last minute. All in all though, when plans fall apart just like Andie’s did, I can panic. She too panicked, although I do think she was able to recover rather quickly with the help of her friends. I really appreciate how this book focused a lot on friendship dynamics. P.S. I loved the scavenger hunt idea! That was one of my favorite parts. Anyway, there were a lot of ups and downs, and it really showed how messy real life can be.  I also loved Andie and Clark’s relationship. In terms of contemporary novels, Clark is probably one of my top bookish boyfriends. I mean, who wouldn’t want an adorable and nerdy author as a boyfriend? Just putting that out there. I also liked that he wasn’t a complete pushover, and that he stayed strong on his points. The pacing of the plot was pretty good, and although there were a few slower parts, all in all it didn’t drag too much. I think this is partially because I generally have a much harder time reading contemporary, so that the fact that I loved this book as much as I did is an indicator of how wonderful it was. The one thing that I’m still unsure about is the ending. *MINOR SPOILERS* On one hand. I liked that it showed that not everything can be fixed perfectly. On the other hand, I was left with a bit of discontentment because I like endings to be very solid and conclusive. *END SPOILERS*

All in all, this book was wonderful and actually pretty light, although it’s not all totally fluff. (Sorry that was really confusing.) Anyway, I highly recommend this book if you’re looking for a great contemporary read!

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