- Taschenbuch: 517 Seiten
- Verlag: Simon + Schuster UK (1. Mai 2016)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1471146146
- ISBN-13: 978-1471146145
- Vom Hersteller empfohlenes Alter: Ab 12 Jahren
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 13,2 x 3,5 x 20 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 3 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 25.091 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
The Unexpected Everything (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 1. Mai 2016
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"Fans will enjoy sinking into this immersive summer read." (Publisher's Weekly February 8, 2016)
"A touchingly sweet story about friendship, loss, family, and love. How nice it is to also find a book that steers clear of clichéd 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)
"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)
*"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)
"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)
"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)
“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) -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: MP3 CD.
Andie has a plan and she always sticks to the plan.
Future? A top tier medical school.
Dad? Avoid as much as possible (which isn't that hard considering he's a Congressman and 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 she's got her summer all planned out too.
Until a political scandal cancels her summer pre-med internship, and lands both her and Dad back in the same house 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 in closer than expected. Palmer, Bri and Toby tell her to embrace all the chaos, but here's the thing... can she?
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When Andie's summer plan to participate in a prestigious medecine program at John Hopkins falls through, she has to find something new to do. It has been a long time since Andie didn't follow the perfect plan. Dog walking hasn't been part of it any more than rebuilding a relationship with her father or seriously dating anyone. But now all these are parts of Andie's summer, and she starts to question if her plan is still the right thing for her.
I didn't like a lot of the relationships in this book. I thought it was too easy how Andie and her father slipped into father-daughter roles they hadn't been living for over 5 years. I don't know any 17-year-old young self-relient women who just go "oh, ok, daddy is back" the way Andie did. Her going on with her life and her father adjusting to living with a young woman instead of the little girl he left behind for his career would have been much more believeable. I also didn't like the girl's dynamic. (view spoiler)
The story also felt a little long. The end on the other hand felt rushed. All in all not the fun summer read I expected it to be.
Andi war für mich eine absolute Durchschnitts-Protagonistin. Ich habe nichts "Besonderes" an ihr gefunden und fand sie leider auch recht langweilig. Sie stützt sich viel auf ihren Vater und seinen Job als Senator und am Anfang weiß man eigentlich so gut wie nichts über Andi. Später lernt man etwas mehr durch ihre Freund über sie kennen. Fragen wie: was sind ihre Hobbys, was macht Andi gerne neben der Schule usw könnte ich nicht beantworten.
Die Nebenfiguren war teils auch sehr blass, mit den stereotypischen Konflikten. Hier ein Beispiel: die eine Freundin betrügt die andere mit deren Ex-Freund, Neid aufgrund von Geld, Bevorzugung etc. Das fand ich doch alles sehr enttäuschend. Im Verlauf der Geschichte gibt es zudem sehr viele Chats mit Emoticon zwischen der Gruppe an Freunden - die mir persönlich schon zu groß war (es viel mir schwer aufgrund mangelnder Persönlichkeiten die Figuren zu unterscheiden) und diese Unterhaltungen fand ich wahnsinnig doof. Klar, ein Chat hin und wieder okay, aber Gefühle über Emoticons statt Dialoge zu übertragen fand ich doof und nicht lustig.
Die Liebesgeschichte war auch so eine Sache. Sie war SO LANGSAM. Wie einfach alles in dem Buch. Ich mag es wirklich, wenn Autoren sich Zeit lassen, Beziehungen zu entwickeln und die Figuren sich über einen großen Zeitraum einander annähern, aber das hier war so...ich bin fast eingeschlafen -_- Die Gespräche zwischen Andi und Clark fand ich uninteressant, die beiden hatten in meinen Augen keine Gemeinsamkeiten und auch keine Chemie. Im Grunde sind sie nur durch einen Zufall noch mal aufeinander getroffen und es hat sich dann etwas entwickelt. Ich wusste auch oft auch gar nicht - was ist die Kernaussage des Buches?
Im Klappentext wird einem z.B. eine Schnitzeljagd versprochen, aber man muss fast 300 Seiten lesen, ehe diese kommt und dann ist sie auch schon sau schnell vorbei. Das fand ich echt kacke. Allgemein passiert in dem Buch zu wenig, was diese Seitenanzahl rechtfertigt. Es wird gegrübelt und gechattet, aber gehandelt eher weniger. Im Gesamtbild fand ich die Richtung, in die alles lief, schon gut und es war auch nicht so, als hätte ich das Buch gehasst, aber mir war langweilig. Furchtbar und unsagbar langweilig und deshalb würde ich das Buch auch nicht empfehlen.
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You have Andie who's father is a politician and they haven't really spent time together in about 5 years. Andie's mom isn't around but you can read about that in the book. I love Andie's friends. Palmer, Toby and Bri are all best friends with Andie and yes those are girls. :-) They have Tom and Wyatt as the guy friends.
Andie has it all planned out for the summer. She's going to the Young Scholars Program at John Hopkins, but there is a big scandal with her father and she gets turned down. I mean seriously, this had nothing to do with Andie and it isn't fair but that's life. And her father wasn't guilty either but it is what it is right?
Now Andie has no idea what she's going to do, but her friends are happy she's going to be with them over the summer. Andie decides to at least apply for a job and this happens to be in the form of a dog walker :-) Yes, doggers! I love it!
One of the dogs she walks is Bertie the Great Pyrenees. She actually meets Bertie and his caretaker, Clark Bruce McCallister, when Bertie got away from him and sort of had a run in with Andie. She wasn't a dog walker at the time, but when Clark found out she had a job walking dogs she hired the company she was working through.
At first Andie is really down that she had to stay home for the summer, but it turns out to be the best summer EVER! Her dad is home now and they got off to a bad start but then it ended up really great for them. I was so happy for them in the book. Andie has a great time with her friends. AND.... there is always the AND... she finds love with wonderful Clark. I love Clark. He's a teenage fantasy writer (yeah teenage writer!) and he's dreamy.
Watching Andie and Clark slowly get together was so sweet.
I wasn't sure if it was an accident, so I kept my hand stretched down by my side, within easy reach, and what felt like a lifetime later, Clark's hand brushed mine again, sending a spark through me that I felt all the way in my toes. He kept his hand touching mine, and then, moving a millimeter at a time, curved his fingers around so that they were resting against my palm, just brushing it, so lightly. Then he moved up, over the curve of my thumb, and ran his index finger over the inside of my wrist in a slow circle. I could feel my pulse fluttering beneath his fingertips, and I had to remind myself that I knew how to breathe, that I'd been doing it my whole life. And then our palms were touching, perfectly lined up, though I could feel how much bigger his hand was than mine, feel his fingertips curving over the tops of mine, despite what Bri had always called my "weird large tree-frog hands." We stayed that way for just a moment, and then, like we'd talked about it before, like we'd mutually picked the time, our fingers interlocked and we were holding hands.
OMG, I could be in that moment and then they walked and talked. They at one point FINALLY kissed and it was "ahhhhhhhhhh." Yeah, I'm a little/alot crazy!
Even though there were so many fun things that happen in the book, there are the upsetting things. The things brought up about unhappy pasts, things that happen within the group of friends, but we always have to take the bad with the good. Even in a book or if it's too bad you can just throw the book across the room or something.
Either way, I loved the book, the characters, the whole story line. I hope Morgan Matson keeps popping these books out. I want more and more! ♥
One of the things that I loved most about the story was the way Andie’s relationship with her father changed throughout the book. Because of the political scandal, Andie loses her pre-med internship and her dad has to stop working for pretty much all of the summer. In the beginning, it’s very weird and awkward for both of them. They hardly ever see each other, therefore they hardly even know each other. They’re practically being forced to see each other, and although it doesn’t go all that smoothly in the beginning, after a little bit of time they manage to actually get along. By the end of the story, they end up having a very close bond.
Another thing that I really loved was how Andie was willing to try stuff that was way out of her comfort zone during the book. She walked dogs as a job and let herself be more open with both her dad and boyfriend.
Overall, I think Morgan Matson did a fantastic job at creating a story that was light and happy, but still very realistic. I was really pleased at how she didn’t just make it this super sappy love story drama. Although it did have quite a lot of romance, that wasn’t really the overall picture. The story showed that even though sometimes your life might not always go according to plan, that doesn’t mean you can't still have a great time.