Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers on May 3rd 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
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?
I love. I freaking love. I have read Since You Been Gone many many ages ago, at the very start of my book reading adventure. And to this day it is still one of my favorite contemporaries of all time. Safe to say this book didn’t beat Since You Been Gone but in my brain palace of book it is ranking high. This review will a little different than my other, and my next few are also going to be different. I’m going to summarize why I think you should or shouldn’t like the book, and then proceed to spoilers for the people who have the read book. It is always going to start on the the THIRD paragraph to warn y’all!
Morgan Matson is easily one of the princesses of Contemporaries, and this book just secured her kingdom even more. What I really really enjoyed about this book is that is has the balance of realism and cheesiness that you really find in everyday life. If I didn’t know this book was a work of fiction than I would say I would believe it actually happened to someone. Some situations happen throughout the book that just proved the feel of realisticness that most contemporaries don’t really grasp. And the characters are just the cherry on top. I don’t think I had any sort of hatred toward a character even if I should’ve. They were just so..real. So I really recommend this book and pretty much every single Morgan Matson book to all the readers out there, especially the newbies! I think that Morgan Matson is a great start to your reading days.
SPOILERS PROCEED NOW! IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THE UNEXPECTED EVERYTHING, I RECOMMEND YOU CLOSE THIS TAB, OPEN A NEW ONE, GO ON AMAZON, ORDER IT, WAIT TWO TO THREE BUSINESS DAYS, READ IT, LOVE IT, COME BACK, AND READ MY REVIEW!
Can we just discuss the REALISTICNESS before anything else. I loved how Clark’s and Andie’s first date went horribly! Because first dates aren’t that great people! I really enjoyed how much Andie developed throughout the book. She’s someone that shouldn’t be in a very serious relationship in her eyes, and to be honest I see where she is getting at. Her relationships are very realistic to a person like her, and the whole Topher thing also.I love how she grew of that and how she grew out of that person that Clark went on a first date with.
Was it just me or did anyone else see the whole Bri and Wyatt thing coming? Oh c’mon! I saw it a mile away when he first tried to throw her into the lake! And I am really on Bri’s side went it came to her and Toby. Toby didn’t’t date Wyatt, nor what she really in love with him. I completely agree on Bri’s part that if Toby were a true friend, she would understand. BUT I didn’t like that Toby had to figure it out herself. I didn’t think Andie’s advice was very good. Again with the realisticness. Toby and Bri were best friends and I liked how they didn’t really stay that way as upsetting it after the whole Wyatt incident. I think it would’ve played out that way if it were any of my friends.
I loved all of Andie’s friends. Especially Tom! If I were a guy, I think I would be Tom! I love his passion for theatre and all things nerdy, and fantasy novels, and how freaking became best friends with his favorite writer. Talk about the dream life.
Ok Clark is such a freaking cutie. I love him. So much. I love how he writes these fantasy novels and how he got Andie to like them! AND THE WHOLE MARJORIE AND KARL INSIDE JOKE! And her dad! Her relationship with her dad and how it grew into something that was really magical and how her dad loves Clark’s books and all that crap, awh. And I have to thank her dad TBH BECAUSE IT IF IT WEREN’T FOR HER LOSING THE INTERNSHIP SHE WOULD HAVE NEVER MET CLARK IN THE FIRST PLACE!
When Andie had that argument with Clark at the end of the book, I was so freaking glad she came to her senses maybe a chapter or two after, and how she went all the way to his meet-up. And the way she asked her questions about Marjorie and Karl and him smiling, finding out about the new book about the group, and then that jump kiss. Geez man I sighed so hard.
I really liked how after the summer, Andie changed her major from Pre-Med to Veterinarian Medicine, I really liked the whole dog walking aspect but I think that is just my dog owner self talking.
And cough the the the you know Emily and Frank scene. Ok bye.
“I could do this. If whole galaxies could change, so could I.”
― Morgan Matson,
“It’s always a risk. Wherever there is great emotion. because there is power in that. And few people handle power well.”
― Morgan Matson,
“I looked up at him, and a thought passed through my brain before I could stop or analyze it. It’s you—of course it is. There you are.”
― Morgan Matson,
“It was like someone had turned off the sun. The center of everything was suddenly gone.”
― Morgan Matson,