Review: The Accidental Life of Jessie Jefferson

Posted 8th February 2014 by Emma in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: The Accidental Life of Jessie JeffersonThe Accidental Life of Jessie Jefferson by Paige Toon
Also by this author: The Longest Holiday, Lucy in the Sky, Johnny Be Good, Baby Be Mine
Series: Jessie Jefferson #1
Also in this series: I Knew You Were Trouble
Published by Simon & Schuster Children's UK on 30th January 2014
Genres: General, Young Adult
Pages: 320
Format: eBook
Source: I bought it
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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…

After reading Johnny’s Girl I absolutely couldn’t wait to read Jessie’s story. After seeing Jessie turn up at the end of Johnny’s Girl through Meg’s eyes I enjoyed seeing the world through Jessie’s eyes.

Jessie is pretty messed up. After losing her mum in a freak accident she feels alone. Completely alone. Stu is a really good Step-Dad but he’s not her biological Dad. She’s never known who her Dad is and her Mum is gone she feels like there’s no one who she can connect with and she keeps pushing everyone away cares about her. I think she thought if she did that and she lost them it wouldn’t hurt like it did when she lost her Mum.

When she finds out who her Dad is, I think something strike’s a nerve within her. She finally knows who he is and wants a relationship with him. The only problem he’s Johnny fricking Jefferson!

I loved seeing Jessie adjust to life in LA. It was really good to see Jessie make some new friends and strong bonds with her half brothers.

I enjoyed seeing how Meg and Johnny coped with the arrival of Jessie.

I really loved seeing the world through Jessie’s eyes. It made me feel like a teenager again. I cannot wait to read the next book in the Jessie series I am excited about the next part of her story.

About Paige Toon

I was born in 1975 and my dad’s career as a racing driver meant that I grew up between Australia, England and America. I worked at heat magazine for eight years as Reviews Editor, but left to have a baby. I’m now a full-time author and freelance journalist. I live in North London with my husband Greg, son Indy and daughter Idha.


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