Looking for your first summer read of 2016 that embodies everything that is perfect (and unexpected) about a summer spent at home in a job you never in a million years thought you would have? For fans of Jenny Han, Morgan Matson's The Unexpected Everything is everything a summer read should be, and more. It's available 5/3/16!
Andie Walker has every detail of her summer planned. She’s heading to John Hopkins for a very selective summer program for students who want to study pre-med in college. Her friends, Toby, Bri, and Palmer are thick as thieves, and she can’t imagine anything fracturing their friendship.
When Andie’s father, a member of Congress, is suddenly in the spotlight for a scandal involving misappropriation of funds, Andie’s perfectly planned summer goes down the drain in one fell swoop. She loses her prestigious internship at John Hopkins and finds herself without a job, or internship, stuck in Stanwich Connecticut for the summer. The bright side is that her friends will all be in town. Looking for something to do, Andie applies for a position as a dog-walker with Dave and Maya’s Pet Care, despite the fact that she’s never walked a dog in her life.
One of Andie’s first assignments is to walk Bertie, a large, white and fluffy dog named who would rather be escaping his leash than being walked. Walking Bertie leads her to Clark, a stranger from out of town who seems even more clueless about walking dogs than she is, but their friendship helps Andie survive the summer she didn’t think she wanted.
Morgan Matson has written the perfect summer read. Fun and lighthearted, it doesn’t shy away from the realistic portrayal of friendships between girls who are keeping secrets from each other, relationships between family members who haven’t sat down to a meal together in years, and above all, what it’s like to walk multiple dogs at once.