Book Reviews: The Accidental Life of Jessie Jefferson by Paige Toon
The Accidental Life of Jessie Jefferson Published by Simon & Schuster
on 30 January 2014 Format:
Jessie has always wanted to find her real dad. But when her mum dies in a tragic accident, she thinks any hope of discovering the truth is gone too.
It isn't until Jessie goes off the rails, that her stepdad makes a shocking announcement: her father is legendary rock star and former hell-raiser, Johnny Jefferson. Suddenly finding herself the daughter of a global superstar, Jessie is soon sucked into the LA lifestyle - paparazzi, parties and hot guitar-wielding boys included!
But despite the excitement, Jessie's still reeling from her mother's death and the revelation about Johnny. Can he live up to her expectations and help her move on? One thing's for sure, Jessie's tiny little world has just got a whole lot bigger…
Review is by Bella Davis.
I have never read a Paige Toon novel and I thoroughly enjoyed this one. From what I understand it is part of a series of books, and I was worried I would not know what would be going on. However I did not have this issue and loved every minute of The Accidental Life of Jessie Jefferson, and I found myself itching to read on. This book is a perfect summer read for by the pool.
Jessie Jefferson has lost one of the most important things in her life, her mum, who tragically passed away on Jessie’s birthday just over 6 months ago. Jessie is having problems getting used to it all and has now been left alone with her stepdad Stu who she seems desperate to disappoint and is rebelling against anything and everything. But the worst part is that when Jessie’s mum died picking up Jessie’s birthday cake in a freak accident she passed away withholding a secret Jessie is desperate to find out: Who her real father is.
The reason her mum never told her is because her dad is none other than famous rock star Johnny Jefferson who lives in glamorous LA with a family now. Lucky for Jessie her stepdad manages to help her contact her dad and now she is setting off to Rodeo drive for shopping sprees and A list parties and a hot new guy bound to cause trouble along with the challenge of living in the spotlight in sunny LA.
What I loved most about this book is that Jessie is a character who is easy to relate to and all her emotions seem so real. You are transported into her world and experience the rollercoaster that is Jessie Jefferson’s life.
I don’t want to completely spoil the book because it is a real page-turner but all I can say is that I am hugely excited for the next story that is to follow on the rest of Jessie’s journey.