Thursday, 27 February 2014

The Accidental Life of Jessie Jefferson by Paige Toon

Meet Jessie, the daughter of Johnny Jefferson, as featured in Johnny Be Good and Baby Be Mine…
My fifteenth birthday was the worst day of my life, and it's inconceivable to think that any single day in my future will ever be as bad. My mum was killed in a freak accident on her way to pick up my cake. Even when there was still no sign of her after two hours later, and my friends started to arrive at our house, it never occurred to me that she wouldn't be coming back. That was six months ago. My mum died without telling me who my real dad was. And for a while I hated her for it. I thought she's taken the secret of my father's identity with her forever. But she didn't. Holy hell, she didn't. Because three weeks ago I found out the truth. And I'm still reeling from the shock of it. My dad is none other than Johnny Jefferson, mega famous rock star and one-time serial womaniser. And now I'm on my way to LA to meet him and his family. My tiny little world has just got a whole lot bigger…


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In less than a year Jessie' whole world has been turned upside down.
Trying to deal with the tragic death of her mum is one thing but Jessie doesn't know who her dad is.
Even with her stepdad Stu to support her, Jessie has never felt so alone.
But Stu has an answer for Jessie, one her mum confided in him, he knows the name of her dad............ JOHNNY JEFFERSON

I love Paige Toon's writing style, she has a wonderful way of pulling you into a story instantly.
And although it's been highly publicised that this falls within the YA genre, it's not removed from the stylings of Toon which means YOU WILL LOVE IT!

I loved Jessie, she has experienced so much for one so young and although she rebels a little, she still shows a strength and courage in how she deals with things.
I loved reading about her with Barney and Phoenix, seeing their relationship form.

The story captures so many emotions from happiness to jealousy and it certainly takes the reader on a journey.
With some brilliant new characters,

Like siblings Jack and Agnes, I hope we get to see more of them.
I would love for Agnes and Jessie to form a friendship like Johnny and Christian.
Speaking of Christian, he makes an appearance. Which I'm really happy about, I have always had a soft spot for him.

Catching up with Meg, Johnny and Christian was an added bonus to what is an amazing story in own it's right.

I honestly cannot wait for the next in the series and look forward to seeing what life has in store for Jessie Jefferson.

5/5

I want to say a huge THANK YOU to Laura Lovelock for this book!

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