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The Accidental Life of Jessie Jefferson

Written by Paige Toon

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February 2014 Debut of the Month   Paige Toon is a bestselling author of women’s fiction but this is her first foray into YA / crossover fiction. As teen protagonist Jessie Jefferson moves to the Hollywood Hills to join her mega famous fock star father will she fit in with the young and glamorous LA set? Will she get on with her infamous father? Join her roller-coaster of a journey from girl-next-door to Hollywood.

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The Accidental Life of Jessie Jefferson Synopsis

Meet Jessie, the daughter of Johnny Jefferson, as featured in the author's previous novels, 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, 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…

The Accidental Life of Jessie Jefferson Reader Reviews

Teens love to read and a small number of the Lovereading4kids reader review panel were lucky enough read and review this title.

  • Lola Bridgeman, age 17 - 'Big, big fans of Jessie Jefferson, this is the perfect teen summer read and does not disappoint! Witty, pacy, and moving I loved it!' Read full review >
  • Charlotte Crisp, age 13 - 'I loved the book, from beginning to end. I couldn't stop reading it. The story was great and it slowly pulled me in. I'm really glad I got to read it.' Read full review >
  • Rosa Boran, age 14 - 'I really liked this book. I found it really interesting and exciting. I had it finished quickly as i couldn't put it down.' Read full review >
  • Delilah Acworth, age 14 - 'I will be waiting with bated breath for the next instalment...I loved it and I hope Paige Toon writes many more like it.' Read full review >
  • Danielle Shepherd, age 17 - 'I literally read this novel in one sitting. It took me a couple of pages to get into it and to start liking Jessie, but as soon as she was in LA, I was definitely hooked.' Read full review >
  • Lauren Coffman, age 14 - 'I loved this book and highly recommend it.  It was exciting and there was so much going on I couldn't put it down!' Read full review >
  • Tahmin Ali, aged 13 - 'This was a really interesting book to read and I can’t wait for the sequel!' Read full review >
  • Sarah, age 15 - 'This is the perfect lighthearted beach book. I loved it. 5 out of 5.' Read full review >
  • Molly Hudson, age 12 - 'Wow! what a fantastic book, couldn't put it down! Perfect holiday book, I devoured it in two days! Jessie Jefferson is my new heroine...' Read full review >
  • Hannah Glenton - 'The novel ended in a way that made a sequel inevitable… Bring on Spring 2015! In the meantime I’ll be catching up on the rest of Paige Toon’s undoubtedly impressive novels!' Read full review >
  • Victoria Sharman - 'I enjoyed the easy to read, no nonsense, no guns, no violence, no sex chick lit book.. made me feel 16 again.' Read full review >

The Accidental Life of Jessie Jefferson Press Reviews

“If you want escapism, Paige Toon is perfect” Cosmopolitan

“Brilliant” Heat

“Witty and sexy - perfect holiday reading material” Closer

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ISBN: 9781471118784
Publication date: 30/01/2014
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781471118784
Publication date: 30th January 2014
Author: Paige Toon
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd
Format: Paperback
Suitable for: 13+ readers, YA readers
Recommendations: Debuts of the Month, eBooks, Reviewed by Children

About Paige Toon

Paige Toon is a bestselling author of women’s fiction who has sold over a quarter of a million books to date. Her 2013 novel, The Longest Holiday, apeared on the Sunday Times bestseller list. Paige grew up in Australia, America and England - thanks to her much-travelled LeMans winner dad, Vern Schuppan. For over eight years, she worked at Heat Magazine asReviews Editor. Paige is married, has two small children and lives in Cambridge.

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