A YA novel from USA Today bestselling author Sarina Bowen. Never ask a question unless youre sure you want the truth. Ive been listening to my father sing for my whole life. I carry him in my pocket on my mp3 player. Its just that weve never met face to face. My mother would never tell me how I came to be, or why my rock star father and I have never met. I thought it was her only secret. I was wrong. When she dies, he finally appears. Suddenly I have a first class ticket into my fathers exclusive world. A world I dont want any part of not at this cost. Only three things keep me going: my a cappella singing group, a swoony blue-eyed boy named Jake, and the burning questions in my soul. Theres a secret shame that comes from being an unwanted child. It drags me down, and puts distance between me and the boy I love. My father is the only one alive who knows my history. I need the truth, even if it scares me....
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The Accidentals Reviews
I ended up really enjoying this book! I get apprehensive when authors known for romance decide to tackle the YA genre, because 9 times out of 10 they write a romance novel and just make the characters in their teens. I was very much impressed that Sarina Bowen gave us a true young adult novel and she did an excellent job. In fact, I would hesitate to even label this book as a romance. Yes there is a romantic storyline in it, but that’s not the true focus of the book.
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It’s the summer before senior year and seventeen-year-old Rachel Kress should be concentrating on grades, friends, and having fun. Instead, Rachel is grieving for her mom.
Rachel’s mother never spoke of her father at all. Rachel was in third grade when she realized that the man who sent the child support checks must be Frederick Richards, aka Freddy Ricks, whose songs caused her mom to turn off the radio. Rachel has long been her father’s fan, but she’s never been his daughter before.
Usually when I review an ARC, I take my time doing it. I review all my highlights, go over the multiple pages of notes, then I sit down the next day to write my review.
Not with this book.
This review is going to be a cathartic act for me. Because I have so much emotion inside me right now, and I'm dying to let them free.
Sarina Bowen is a top favorite author of mine. She does gut punch like nobody's business, but when I found out that she was going to write a YA novel? OMG. I couldn't wait.
I'm not sure where to start with this book. There were so many facets to it, and so much to admire. First of all, I enjoy Sarina Bowens' other books. She has a way of roping in a reader on page one and keeping you tied up until the last page. Both nuanced and immersive, her contemporary YA debut sparkles just as brightly.
The Accidentals begins with Rachel, a teen who has just lost her mother, and without family to take her, she's put in the custody of her biological father, a famous rocker who s ...more
This book was a toough one. I got into it blind, since I love the author, but with a general idea of what the YA genre implied. I was expecting a cute coming of age story, but this book was way heavier than that. I am not saying it in a negative way. I liked how this book played my heart strings. It was intense, and Bowen did a great job letting the characters' actions speak louder than internal monologues ever could. That being said, I did found this novel a bit too disproportioned towards sedn ...more
This story follows the common themes in the Young Adult genre, discovering one's self, taking chances and finding a path for the future. Within those themes is the more emotional theme of finding love and acceptance from the man who ignored the heroine for seventeen years, yes 17.
Rachel Kress grew up raised by a single parent, all the while knowing her Dad was living the good life as a popular rock star. And despite never meeting the man, still looked up to Frederick Richards, aka Fred ...more
There are a few authors who I will read any book they write. Sarina Bowen is one of those authors for me. The Accidentals was different than many of the other books of hers I have read, but I loved it all the same.
Rachel grew up with a single mother who was a nurse. All she knew about her father is what she read in magazines such as Spin. You see, Rachel's father is a famous rock star who she's never met. When her mother dies of cancer when Rachel is 17, that all changes. Freddy Ric ...more