The Unexpected Everything

Morgan Matson

fiction contemporary romance young adult
emotional lighthearted medium-paced

519 pages | first published 2016

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?

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lighthearted 90%
funny 66%
emotional 38%
hopeful 33%
adventurous 14%
relaxing 14%
inspiring 9%
reflective 9%
challenging 4%


medium 47%
slow 28%
fast 23%

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Diverse cast of characters?

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