The Friday 56: The Unexpected Everything

The Friday 56The Friday 56 is a weekly blog meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. Join us every Friday and share an excerpt from a book you’ve been reading.


*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence (or a few, just don’t spoil it) that grab you.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post here in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It’s that simple.

**Be sure to leave a link to your Friday 56 post in the comments!**

“This could all still be okay. I just had to convince him this had nothing to do with my dad and that he needed to contact the program and tell them the e-mail had been a mistake, sent accidentally from the drafts folder, in an Ambien haze, whatever–I didn’t care what he told Johns Hopkins. But he had to reverse this. He had to.”

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson may be my favorite contemporary read I’ve picked up this year. I loved the friendship in the novel, was moved by the family aspect, and really enjoyed the romance as well. Also, there are dogs and I have a soft spot for dogs. Read my full review here. Cover is linked to Goodreads.

Goodreads Synopsis:

      “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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