What’s it about?
Andie, daughter of a famous congressman, has always lived her life completely planned out. And, of course, she has had her plans for this summer set in stone for months. But when all her best-laid-plans fall apart, she must navigate a summer she never expected, living with her dad, walking dogs, and a relationship unlike any she has ever had before.
What I liked:
I have been in a reading slump. I have been re-reading a series that I just don’t have much interest in anymore and I have been slogging through the third book. Finally, Meg told me to just put it down for a bit and read something else and this is what she suggested. The Unexpected Everything is fun, summery, and well written. The plot is easy going and the relationships between the characters are to die for. All the characters have distinct interests and personalities that flow together in ways you wouldn’t expect, but adore anyway. Even the dogs Andie walks are fleshed out as if they are just as important to the story as Andie herself (which they kind of are sometimes haha)! This book can get you to laugh out loud and tear up at the same time, which, to me, is a winning combination.
What I didn’t like:
The only negative that came with this book was the long chapters. But that is purely my opinion. The chapters being long did not hinder the story, or ruin the quality of the writing, or anything like that (if anything the long chapters made these aspects of the story better!). I just like short chapters because they allow me to get through a book faster haha.
Should you read it?
Yes. Absolutely. 100 percent. Yes. This book is a great summer read. Don’t let it slip by you for so long like I did!
Leah: 4/5 Stars