REVIEW: Unexpected Everything

Author: Morgan Matson

Page Count: 519

Format: Hardback

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Rating: 4/5


Andie Walker is a planner and has rules set thats shes followed forever. However the summer before her senior year everything changed. From her intership getting taken at the last minute. To her politician  dad being home more often and taking an interest in her life. To her summer job walking dogs. To Clark who becomes a exception to all the rules she’s every made for herself. This is a summer that will change everything.

  My First Thoughts:

 I loved this book even if it didn’t get full rating like her other books. However there is a reason but first. This story has many parts one being about the relationship between the Walkers. Andie and her father had a close relationship once upon a time but since he’s always gone doing political things not so much. However when a scandal against Mr. Walker comes up in the beginning that keeps him around for the summer. Then there is the romance which was one of the cutest things. Andie have so many rules when it comes to guys that when it came to Clark it was different from the beginning. I loved Clark he was awkward and sometimes said things that he should have thought through. However he was a nerdy boy who writes books yes please. And lastly and the biggest part of the book is the friendships. There is four best friends (which am including Tom) who’ve known each other for year.They all have a unique personality and all are skilled at something. Plus I love how they welcome Clark in and him and Tom grow a bromance. It was fun watching them interact and that know it each other so well. However we learn in these book that even friendships that’s been built forever can go through some unexpected changes. Andie wasn’t my favorite main character though she did have her moments.

Let’s get the painful part done.

I didn’t overly like Andie mostly because she is in her head to much. Andie is such a little planner that when things go ‘unexpectly’ she has mini freak outs. Also it doesn’t help her make the wisest decisions. However I will say for her that she bounces back pretty will. Like how she got a job dog walking when she really didn’t want to. Instead fell in love with it and changed her future plans because of it. So by the end Andie learn to deal with things even when thrown curve balls. Also something I didn’t overly like was the whole Wyatt and Tobi thing. You’re telling me that Wyatt didn’t know that Tobi was crushing on him hard. She pretty much threw herself at him. Because if everyone else around them can see it and he can that just makes Wyatt a not so nice word. Also Peter is a bad omen to me. When he came back into the picture I knew it was going to downhill from there and I was right.

And back to the good parts.

Other than those things I really loved this book. I have tabbed the crap out of it of some of my favorite things. For example:

The bet between Tobi and Palmer.

The dogs with their many personality especially Bertie.

                     The group text messages.

                     Seeing old faces from Morgan Matson’s other books.

                     To Mr. Walkers sense of humor was on point. (and that’s to name a few)

This book is based in the same place as Since You’ve Been Gone which I didn’t connect to until the mention of the Orchids came up. I made a happy sound at this. I know that I gave some hate to this book however I love Morgan Matson books and can’t wait to see what she comes up with next.

Friday Read

Still halfway through Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson. am planning on finishing it this weekend. After that I have no idea. 

Where am currently. Also for a 519 page book it’s an easy read and can  get  big chunks of read before other responsibilities come up. 

REVIEW: On The Fence by Kasie West

Publisher: Harper Teen

Format: e-book

Page count: 296

Rating: 5/5

Summary: For sixteen-year-old Charlotte Reynolds, aka Charlie, being raised by a single dad and three older brothers has its perks. She can outrun, outscore, and outwit every boy she knows—including her longtime neighbor and honorary fourth brother, Braden. But when it comes to being a girl, Charlie doesn’t know the first thing about anything. So when she starts working at chichi boutique to pay off a speeding ticket, she finds herself in a strange new world of makeup, lacy skirts, and BeDazzlers. Even stranger, she’s spending time with a boy who has never seen her tear it up in a pickup game.
To cope with the stress of faking her way through this new reality, Charlie seeks late-night refuge in her backyard, talking out her problems with Braden by the fence that separates them. But their Fence Chats can’t solve Charlie’s biggest problem: she’s falling for Braden. Hard. She knows what it means to go for the win, but if spilling her secret means losing him for good, the stakes just got too high.

My Thoughts:

Charlie is a girl who was raised by guys. Charlie has no real memory of her mother and doesn’t really want to. She just want to play pick up games with her 3 older brothers and her neighbor. However thanks for a speeding ticket Charlie has to get a job. And everything changes. She starts to see there is more to her than being a tom boy and that she can connect with other non sporty girls, dress up, wear makeup, and even tries dating. She’s also comes to term with what really happens to her mother, who she doesn’t really remember.  

The relationship between Charlie and her brothers was really sweet. They are really close and you can see that when they joke, and talk to each other that they love each other. Plus their dad is a really busy cop who clearly needs help in rising daughters. However he tries and loves all his children which is all you can ask for. Plus we have Braden who is pretty much another son/brother next door neighbor. Braden has his own problems at his own house and loves being part of the chaos in the Reynolds household. Also he becomes a great listening ear to Charlie though he didn’t agree on everything she did or say.

I love Kasie West books because there such a character growth in a story. Its not all romance its about relationships with her brothers and father. Also figuring out what your comfortable in and what you really want. Also if you’ve read The Distance Between us you’ll be seeing little of those characters. Am not much of contemporary reader however I’ll read Kasie West and Morgan Matson books anytime.

MAYBE SOMEDAY by Colleen Hoover

Format: paperback

Publisher: Atria Paperback

Page Count: 367

Rating: 4/5

SUMMARY: This is a story about music and how it helped heal a girl with a broken heart and a boy with writer block. However as the music helped bring this two people together it also brought something to the table that neither wants to label or think about. 

Okay so this is told in two POV’s. First there is Sydney who on her 22nd birthday found out that her best friend and boyfriend have been sleeping together.  So she left the apartment to end up with our second point of view Ridge. Who turns out to be a deaf music writer whose in the middle of major writers block. However with Sydney’s brilliant song writing talents they make beautiful music together. And of course something more.

Except for the fact that Ridge has had a girlfriend for the past 5 years.


I enjoyed reading Ridge’s character he is a loyal friend and boyfriend. Who takes his deafness into the fullness and doesn’t downplay it. And his brother and best friend Warren treats him like  a regular guy. Loved this. Also I loved watching the prank wars between the roommates in the apartment. The music element was cool to read about. How Ridge can write music and know the cords and pitches a song needs to be. It’s a great example of how a character overcome a disability to do what he’s good at.

I Disliked…

Sydney at moments. For example during the prank war she’s a beginner however she tries. Also I like when Sydney’s being sarcastic it comes naturally to her which makes it more fun. But damn can this girl cry. Ever other page she has tears in her eyes or she is crying into her hands. I get that she had it shitty in the beginning however she just kept putting herself in that situation. Plus for someone who didn’t want be a Tori or a Hunter she didn’t exactly fight it.

Something I also didn’t get was the fact that they were so open with each other. However than why the hell did it took so long for Sydney to move out. Am sorry after that first kiss Ridge should have told Sydney that she needed to leave. Or Sydney needed to do it herself. Instead they try to be less attracted to each other by listing flaws. Am just saying the moving out should have been sooner than it actual was.

Maybe Someday is a really cute contemporary  that am glad I got to and going to be getting Maybe Not to see things from Warrens Point of View. And I’ll be continuing on the Colleen Hoover train so toot toot.