THE ACCIDENTAL LIFE OF JESSIE JEFFERSON (Jessie Jefferson #1) by Paige Toon
Published; January 30th 2014, Simon & Schuster UK
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…
Paige Toon is always a favourite of mine but when an author steps away from their usual style and releases something else it always makes me a bit weary but I had absolutely no need to be.
I would recommend that you read the three books in the Johnny Jefferson series first as this contains Johnny & Meg and although you don’t need to know their story it will help to understand a bit better if you do.
THE ACCIDENTAL LIFE… is Paige’s first attempt at young adult and although you can tell it is aimed at younger readers it didn’t take any of the enjoyment out of it for me, in fact I enjoyed that it was so easy to read and it left me feeling really warm and cute inside.
Cute is a good way to describe this story. I loved being back with Johnny and Meg and seeing how happy they are and although Jessie is a shock they soon embrace her into their fold.
The story doesn’t end in a cliffhanger but there is definitely more to Jessie’s story and with two more installments already released we don’t have to wait to find out what else life has in store for Jessie.
A proper feel good heart warming story that leaves you feeling all fuzzy inside.
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