The Unexpected Everything

Morgan Matson (Author)


A New York Times bestseller!

From Morgan Matson, the bestselling author of Since You've Been Gone comes a feel-good story of friendship, finding yourself, and all the joys in life that happen while you're busy making other plans.

Andie has a plan. And she always sticks to her plan.

Future? A top-tier medical school.
Dad? Avoid him as much as possible (which isn't that hard considering he's a Congressman and he's never around).
Friends? Palmer, Bri, and Toby--pretty much the most awesome people on the planet, who needs anyone else?
Relationships? No one's worth more than three weeks.

So it's no surprise that Andie's got her summer all planned out too.

Until a political scandal costs Andie her summer pre-med internship, and lands both she and Dad back in the same house together for the first time in years. Suddenly she's doing things that aren't Andie at all--working as a dog walker, doing an epic scavenger hunt with her dad, and maybe, just maybe, letting the super cute Clark get closer than she expected. Palmer, Bri, and Toby tell her to embrace all the chaos, but can she really let go of her control?

Product Details

$17.99  $16.55
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
May 03, 2016
5.8 X 1.7 X 8.4 inches | 1.2 pounds

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About the Author

Morgan Matson is a New York Times bestselling author. She received her MFA in writing for children from the New School and was named a Publishers Weekly Flying Start author for her first book, Amy & Roger's Epic Detour, which was also recognized as an ALA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults. Her second book, Second Chance Summer, won the California State Book Award. She lives in Los Angeles. Visit her at


"Fans will enjoy sinking into this immersive summer read."--Publisher's Weekly "February 8, 2016 "
*"Perfectly adorable.... Teens looking for a good family and friend drama, spiced up with humor and romance, will thank you for suggesting this book."--VOYA - Starred Review "April 2016 "
"Morgan Matson = best friendships + best families + best romances! Her characters come alive through tiny details that make you feel like you've always been best friends. And if you've recently had a disappointment, this book will help you find the hope hiding there. P.S. Clark is bae. Seriously. Hands off."--Justine Magazine "April 2016 "
"The most interesting things tend to happen when plans are upended, and Andie's story is no exception....a genuine pleasure"--School Library Journal "April 2016 "
"Matson...skillfully combines elements of romance, family relationships, friendship, and careers. Over the course of a summer, Andie and her friends are forced to come to terms with trust--never a simple matter--and Matson gives the subject the sensitive treatment it deserves."--Booklist "March 30, 2016 "
"Make The Unexpected Everything your next BFF book club read"--Seventeen Magazine "May 2016 "
"Readers will find the friendships healthy and rewarding...Relationships are tested and lessons are learned, but the reading is easy and full of positive messages... Recommended."--School Library Connection "August 2016 "
"A touchingly sweet story about friendship, loss, family, and love. How nice it is to also find a book that steers clear of clich├ęd girl drama in favor of portraying long-standing and supportive friendships. Romance fans will find plenty to enjoy, as Andie gradually lets down her guard and risks the messy and unpredictable wonder of first love. A novel best read on a lazy summer day with sand between the toes."--Kirkus Reviews "March 1, 2016 "