Hi, there! Have you read this one yet? It was one of the anticipated reads last May and I finally got around to reading it in September for The Book Junkies. It was my first introduction to Morgan Matson and I can say that I was quite pleased with it overall.
Here’s some details about the book:
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?
Release Date: 3 May 2016
Edition: hardcover, US
Page #: 519 My Rating: 3/5 stars
I read this right after Girl In Pieces because I definitely needed a pick-me-up after that heavy read. (It was fantastic, but I needed a contemporary.) For some reason it took me a while to read this book (I read it the entire month of September) but it’s probably with school and band and everything. Ah, no worries, I should have more time coming.
I loved Andie’s squad! They were so tight-knit and I loved their routine for dates and everything. Girl squads always make me happy when they’re supportive and empowering. Palmer was definitely my favorite, but I could really relate to Andie and her need to organize things. Neat things make me happy lol.
Clark gave me major boy-next-door vibes. He reminded me of Dave from What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen, too and he was so adorable. I like how he appreciated Andie and her strength. One thing that irked me a little bit about him was how he seemed so perfect. Even when he shared his weaknesses, he didn’t seem too flawed.
I wasn’t really in love with Andie herself. I liked her, but she irked me in a different way than Clark. I was really hoping she would be more honest about her feelings with everyone in the book. It would have saved her a lot of trouble, especially with her dad. I could also tell she was going to make a bad decision before it even happened. While these things bothered me they didn’t take away from the overall story. I enjoyed it well enough.