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
Contentment: (n.) A feeling of quiet happiness and satisfaction.
The key word is quiet. It’s not the happiness that makes you scream until your lungs combust or tremble with the pent-up energy that has to be diffused by running and sharing this joy with the world. It’s the type of happiness that resembles those moments when you bask in the sun; listen to the melody of a violin; feel the wind rustle your hair. That’s the warm feeling that blossomed in my chest while I was reading The Accidentals.
I was in a book slump, so I thought I'd go with a Sarina Bowen because there's a high chance I'd like it, even if the main characters are younger than her usual. And that panned out very well, indeed.
I'll admit I was worried for a bit, though. I mean, it's a slow start with Rachel gradually moving on from the death of her mother. So everything is dark and confusing and Bowen does as excellent job pulling the reader into that world of hopeless restlessness. And it doesn't help that her "best frie ...more
***ARC received for an honest review***
”Music has always been my drug of choice.”
We all know Sarina Bowen is my drug of choice. And that I’m a total bitch about YA books. Common sense would dictate that maybe I hesitate when I hear SB has written her first YA. What if I hate it? What if it ruins (the completely one-sided) love affair we’ve got goin on? When you put your heart out there it can get stomped.
But I’m glad I took this risk. I went in with questions. How much angst? How much steam? Wa ...more
5 Real Life Truths Stars
* * * * * 2018 Best Young Adult Fiction Semifinal Round Nominee
UPDATE: I have been so fortunate to have read many of these Semifinalists. If this review helps in deciding your voting choice, then I have done my job. Happy Reading
Sarina Bowen has written a lot of books. She has covered so many topics and done them in ways that are relatable and with compassion. I truly believe she could tackle any type of genre or topic and make it work well. Her latest boo ...more
“Have you found what you were looking for here?”
Have I? I still don’t know…”I’m working on it,” I say.
The Accidentals is a wonderfully emotional YA from Sarina Bowen, one of our much-loved Authors. A coming of age story where a seventeen year old girl is facing a tragedy whilst at the same time having to face a confusing and much-needed confrontation with the past thereby exposing vulnerability and her childlike need for love and acceptance. We loved the family dynamics of this story and how t ...more
I am on a roll.
I'm not bothering with a review because I spent the entire day live-texting/ranting about this to a buddy (sorry Rebecca, ps please read her review, it says everything I would've said, but in a much nicer way) and that's already more time than I care to dwell on this one. I really enjoy this author but this was a total, frustrating, painful, fail for me. But everyone else loved it so what do I know.
MY REVIEW can also be found on my blog:
KITTY KATS CRAZY ABOUT BOOKS
THE ACCIDENTALS: Is a full length, by Sarina Bowen her first YA fiction debut novel. About Love, Loss and New Adventures.
An accidental is a note in the piece that departs from the stated key signature. But there's nothing accidental about an accidental, in spite of it's name. The use of accidentals ads colour and depth to the music effectively allowing the composure a expanded colour palate from which to paint.