Andie loves her checklists, her plans to become a doctor, her best friends – and sticks to short-term boyfriends.
Happy book birthday week to The Unexpected Everything! This is a great summer read, like Matson’s Since You’ve Been Gone (my no-spoilers recommendation here) and Second Chance Summer (more here) with less road trip, but just as much self-reflection and heart.
What do you do when a perfectly crafted plan falls apart?
Book info: The Unexpected Everything / Morgan Matson. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2016. [author site] [publisher site] [author video] Review copy and cover image courtesy of the publisher.
My book talk: When problems at her congressman father’s office cause her pre-med internship to vanish, Andie is forced out of her structured life of success checklists and into a summer job as a dog-walker (never had a dog), wanting to stay around new guy Clark (never mind her 3-weeks-only rule for boyfriends), and trying to keep her best friends in sync as an outside relationship threatens to dissolve their group.
A world-famous author in their midst?
Dad home in Connecticut all summer instead of away in Washington DC?
A long-time crush keeps his distance, or does he?
An epic scavenger hunt, bridging the father-daughter gap 5 years after Mom’s death, emojis-only text message challenge, a committed relationship (wait! this is Andie we’re talking about…) – such an unexpected summer before senior year! (One of 6,000 books recommended on www.abookandahug.com)