Book Review: The Unexpected Everything

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

Rating: 4 of 5 stars


I don’t have a very good reason as to why I have been avoiding all of Morgan Matson’s books since god knows when. I just didn’t feel very intrigued or interested in her books and instinct’s telling me that I won’t be able to enjoy them. But I was so wrong. And I’m so glad I picked this one up because I enjoyed it immensely and I am already planning to read her other books.

I always thought that I already had my fair share of romance books because I gradually became very disconnected from characters of contemporary books, and seeming to enjoy only one or two.

But this book. To say I felt what this book wanted me to feel is an understatement.

Family and friendship are subject matters that I could exceedingly love or deeply loath. This book, apart from being a cutesy romance (which I liked a lot), is about family and friendship, too, that will surely tug on one’s heartstrings. It has just the right amount of drama, totally not too grim because those kind of books, I think, are overdone.

The Unexpected Everything hit right at my heart for creating a character, Andie, to be a thinking teenager, reasonably wrong at times, but an understandable young girl nonetheless. I couldn’t have hated her if I wanted to.

And I may be well over the age of having crushes (maybe not so much, I’m 22), but Clark is too adorable and lovable for me not to totally add him to my previously-dormant fictional character crushes list.

I wouldn’t want to say too much about the book, just that I am recommending it to anyone who likes something light and happy to read.



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