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Ndparents who never talk about their daughter her mother MandyThen he comes back Robert Newsome Johanna's father bringing memories and pictures of Mandy But that's not all he shares A tragic car accident didn't kill Mandy it was Johanna who at two years old accidentally shot her own mother with an unsecured gunNow Johanna has to sort through it all the return of her absen. Every once in a while a few times a year if you read as many books as me a book comes along that takes my breath away Book lovers know what I’m talking about Some stories grab you by the heart and pull you inside the words as if you’re feeling the emotions of the narratorACCIDENTAL was one of my most anticipated books of 2020 and it surpassed my hopeful expectationsI’ve made no secret that I hate guns and have since I was a kid My high school had a gun club and my classmates stored their firearms in their lockers because I’m pre school shooting old If I had my choice guns would be banned is how much I hate guns Whenever I hear stories of little kids finding their parents guns and shooting I want those parents charged as murderers I was predisposed to hating Jo’s father Robert whose gun she used to accidentally kill her mother at age two and a half Instead I saw his humanity The grave mistake made out of failure to imagine conseuences was only part of who he was not all of himJo carried the burden of her mother’s death her the weight of grandparents’ lies of omission and the challenge of learning the truth from a father who stayed away I felt that heaviness and wished I could take it away from her Her best friends were messy and complex wonderful and at times infuriating Jo wasn’t perfect or the perfect victim She could be demanding unforgiving hotheaded and not always the best girlfriendAlex Richards hardly writes like ACCIDENTAL is her first published novel All the major and minor characters had the dimensions and complexities of real people from the annoying class president to the privileged bully to her friend’s mom to the younger kid who lived down the street Milo the boyfriend added a light romance and additional avenue of support and reality checking for JoI wish ACCIDENTAL had an epilogue to let readers have a glimpse into Jo’s future relationshipsACCIDENTAL is a must read for contemporary young adult fiction loversETA the narration in the audiobook was stellar

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AccidentalTee father her grandparents' lies her part in her mother's death But no one neither her loyal best friends nor her sweet new boyfriend can help her forgive them Most of all can she ever find a way to forgive herselfIn a searing ultimately uplifting story debut author Alex Richards tackles a different side of the important issue that has galvanized teens across our country. ”An uncluttered mind is a peaceful mind You’ll hurt yourself keeping it all pent upThe statistics for gun violence is staggering Over 25000 people this year alone have died from gun violence The scary part is that the number doesn’t include people injured by a gunshot and the year isn’t over uite yet It’s heartbreaking that this is the world we’re living in Imagine hearing a devastating story about your Moms death and then finding out it was all a lie Come to find out you had some part in it but you were a toddler How would you feel And how do you think it would affect your life These are the uestions and cold facts that Johanna has to face once she learns the truth Johanna always believed that her Mom was killed in a tragic car crash Ever since she was three she’s lived with her Grandparents not knowing where her biological Dad was So far her life has been decent She gets good grades has the best friends and comes home to such love and warmth Everything changes when she receives a mysterious letter from someone claiming to be her DadShe keeps the letter secret and decides not to tell her Grandparents What they don’t know won’t hurt them They meet up and her Dad drops a bombshell on her That her Mom didn’t die from a car accident but by Johannas very own hands Her Mom was asleep and Johanna found an unlocked and loaded gun It went off killing her Mom She is devastated and doesn’t believe this story Until she asks her Grandparents What she thought was her Dad making an ass of himself and upsetting her it was all facts Now Johanna doesn’t uite know how to live with this news It throws a wrench into her life Her Grandparents lies to her for all of her life and the only one honest with her is someone who hasn’t been in her life for thirteen years Her world turns upside down Will Johanna be able to grow and learn from the news Or will she let herself fall into the black hole of despairThis was a super emotional and powerful read Johanna is such a strong and beautiful character It was fascinating to read her story and watch her grow from page to page No one could stop her She was level headed and strong willed and no one was going to get in her way Johanna has the best support system Her friends and boyfriend were such caring souls but what stood out the most was her Grandparents Yes they kept that awful secret from her but they let her figure out her life without demanding how she should go about it They let her learn and breathe as an independent woman It was beautiful Accidental was a great book It deals with a subject that should be talked about and the earlier you discuss it the better This is definitely a step in the right direction This is geared towards teens but I think adults should read this important book too It was powerful and I loved every second of it

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Accidental Free download ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ê This timely emotionally resonant story about a teen girl dealing with the aftermath of a tragic shooting is a must read from an exciting new YA talentJohanna has had than enough trauma in her life She lost her mom in a car accident and her father went AWOL when JohThis timely emotionally resonant story about a teen girl dealing with the aftermath of a tragic shooting is a must read from an exciting new YA talentJohanna has had than enough trauma in her life She lost her mom in a car accident and her father went AWOL when Johanna was just a baby At sixteen life is steady boring maybe even stifling since she's being raised by her gra. Actual Rating 45 StarsDisclaimer This book was sent to me by the publisher Bloomsbury for an honest reviewOpinion“𝑨𝒍𝒍 𝒘𝒆𝒆𝒌 𝒍𝒐𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑨𝒎𝒆𝒓𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒏 𝒇𝒍𝒂𝒈 𝒐𝒏 𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒇𝒓𝒐𝒏𝒕 𝒍𝒂𝒘𝒏 𝒇𝒍𝒂𝒑𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒈𝒓𝒊𝒍𝒚 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒘𝒊𝒏𝒅 𝑾𝒆𝒊𝒓𝒅 𝒉𝒐𝒘 𝑰 𝒏𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝒖𝒔𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝒏𝒐𝒕𝒊𝒄𝒆 𝒊𝒕 𝒖𝒑 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆 – 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒉𝒖𝒈𝒆 𝒅𝒖𝒓𝒂𝒃𝒍𝒆 𝒂𝒅 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒑𝒂𝒕𝒓𝒊𝒐𝒕𝒊𝒔𝒎𝑰 𝒘𝒐𝒏𝒅𝒆𝒓 𝒊𝒇 𝒎𝒚 𝒈𝒓𝒂𝒏𝒅𝒑𝒂𝒓𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒔 𝒐𝒘𝒏𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒇𝒍𝒂𝒈 𝒃𝒆𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒆 𝒐𝒓 𝒂𝒇𝒕𝒆𝒓 𝑰 𝒔𝒉𝒐𝒕 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒌𝒊𝒍𝒍𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒊𝒓 𝒅𝒂𝒖𝒈𝒉𝒕𝒆𝒓”“𝑩𝒍𝒊𝒏𝒌 𝒕𝒘𝒊𝒄𝒆 𝒊𝒇 𝒚𝒐𝒖’𝒓𝒆 𝒕𝒓𝒂𝒑𝒑𝒆𝒅 𝒊𝒏 𝒂 𝒉𝒐𝒔𝒕𝒊𝒍𝒆 𝒔𝒊𝒕𝒖𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏”Johanna has been raised by her grandparents for most of her life due to her father bailing and her mother dying in a car accident when she was almost three But at sixteen Johanna feels like she’s beginning to forget her mother entirely and it doesn’t help that her grandparents refuse to talk about her But life for Johanna isn’t so bad She has two amazing best friends who are like sisters and the new kid at school seems to have his eye on her But when Jo gets a letter in the mail from her father who is wishing to reconnect her seemingly ordinary life implodes With her father’s sudden reappearance in her life comes the truth of her childhood and the real cause of death of her mother Because it wasn’t a car accident that killed Johanna’s motherit was herDeep breath baby angelsIt’s a heavy hitter“𝑾𝒐𝒓𝒅𝒔 𝒇𝒍𝒚 𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒐𝒇 𝑹𝒐𝒃𝒆𝒓𝒕’𝒔 𝒎𝒐𝒖𝒕𝒉 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒃𝒐𝒃 𝒂𝒓𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒓𝒐𝒐𝒎 𝒍𝒊𝒌𝒆 𝒃𝒂𝒕𝒔 𝑻𝒉𝒆𝒚’𝒓𝒆 𝒇𝒂𝒎𝒊𝒍𝒊𝒂𝒓 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒅𝒔 – 𝒅𝒊𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒂𝒓𝒚 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒅𝒔 – 𝒃𝒖𝒕 𝒏𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒎 𝒇𝒊𝒕 𝒕𝒐𝒈𝒆𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝒊𝒏 𝒂 𝒘𝒂𝒚 𝑰 𝒄𝒂𝒏 𝒖𝒏𝒅𝒆𝒓𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑰𝒕’𝒔 𝒂 𝒔𝒕𝒐𝒓𝒚 𝒃𝒆𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒐𝒍𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝒎𝒆 𝒊𝒏 𝒂 𝒏𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕𝒎𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒐𝒓 𝒔𝒐𝒎𝒆 𝒑𝒂𝒓𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒆𝒍 𝒖𝒏𝒊𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒔𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒎𝒚 𝒗𝒊𝒔𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒔𝒆𝒆𝒎𝒔 𝒕𝒐 𝒃𝒍𝒂𝒄𝒌𝒆𝒏 𝒊𝒏 𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒑𝒐𝒏𝒔𝒆”The gun control topic is a controversial one and with this being a book that centers around gun violence be prepared for moments that may differ from your personal opinions But for those of you who are weary that this will be a “preachy” YA Contemporary rest assured that both sides to this debate are represented and it’s dealt with in a delicate manner that doesn’t take away from what this story really is – a coming of age tale about trauma forgiveness growth and self love Accidental is an emotional and surreal story that centers on how common it is for children to come across easily accessible guns in their homes At two and a half while her father was out of town Johanna and her mother were taking a nap when Johanna awakens and begins to wander She finds her father’s gun under her parent’s bed and ends up pulling the trigger and shooting her mother in the chest – killing herBut upon the reader meeting Johanna we learn that she has no idea of what took place when she was a toddler At sixteen Jo is a typical teenager living in Santa Fe and going to a prestigious high school She has two uirky spirited and vivacious best friends and she spends her time sewing her own clothes and slinging sassy comebacks at idiotic guys in her class She’s a lively and charismatic character from the start describing the pains of living with her very religious grandparents but also expressing a deep love for them bothBut the ease in Jo’s life uickly changes with the reemergence of her estranged father and his confession of Jo and Amanda’s truth“𝑻𝒘𝒐 𝒄𝒚𝒎𝒃𝒂𝒍𝒔 𝒄𝒓𝒂𝒔𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒐𝒏 𝒓𝒆𝒑𝒆𝒂𝒕 –𝑭𝑨𝑻𝑯𝑬𝑹𝑭𝑨𝑻𝑯𝑬𝑹𝑭𝑨𝑻𝑯𝑬𝑹”The reason this story packs such a punch is because the situation could have happened to any of us It was incredibly easy to slide into Jo’s shoes and understand the confusion sadness regret hurt horror and anger she felt when the truth of her mother was revealed How devastating it is when something so horrible can become your reality and the hurt that comes with it when you don’t have a support system at home to guide you through it“𝑺𝒐 𝒊𝒏𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒂𝒅 𝑰 𝒈𝒐 𝑾𝒊𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒔𝒂𝒚𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒈𝒐𝒐𝒅𝒃𝒚𝒆 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒕𝒆𝒍𝒍𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒎 𝒘𝒉𝒆𝒏 𝑰’𝒍𝒍 𝒃𝒆 𝒉𝒐𝒎𝒆 𝑰 𝒔𝒊𝒎𝒑𝒍𝒚 𝒔𝒑𝒊𝒏 𝒂𝒓𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒅 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒍𝒌 𝒂𝒄𝒓𝒐𝒔𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒑𝒂𝒓𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒍𝒐𝒕 𝒕𝒐𝒘𝒂𝒓𝒅 𝒎𝒚 𝒄𝒂𝒓 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒘𝒉𝒐𝒍𝒆 𝒕𝒊𝒎𝒆 𝒕𝒓𝒚𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒏𝒐𝒕 𝒕𝒐 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒌 𝒕𝒐𝒐 𝒉𝒂𝒓𝒅 𝒐𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒇𝒂𝒄𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝑮𝒓𝒂𝒏 𝒔𝒐 𝒘𝒊𝒍𝒍𝒊𝒏𝒈𝒍𝒚 𝒍𝒆𝒕 𝒎𝒆 𝒈𝒐 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝒇𝒂𝒄𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒎𝒂𝒚𝒃𝒆 𝑰’𝒎 𝒏𝒐𝒕 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒕𝒉 𝒇𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒂𝒏𝒚𝒎𝒐𝒓𝒆”When Jo reveals to her grandparents that she knows the truth about her mother they still refuse to speak about it They brush it under the rug preferring silence and forced indifference And though it is shocking that they lied to her about how her mother diedI don’t blame them for the decision they made in protecting herBut the way they handle Jo’s trauma and their own issuffocatingThere are no pictures on the walls or in photo albums of Jo’s mother None of her mementos are displayed and she is never brought up or talked about So Jo is left feeling as if she cannot speak about this woman she has so much love for but is starting to forget This woman she so desperately craves was in her life and guiding her through her teenage yearsThis woman who she believes she murdered“𝑯𝒆 𝒔𝒄𝒐𝒐𝒑𝒔 𝒎𝒚 𝒓𝒊𝒈𝒊𝒅 𝒃𝒐𝒅𝒚 𝒕𝒐𝒘𝒂𝒓𝒅 𝒉𝒊𝒎 𝒕𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕 𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒐 𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒄𝒉𝒆𝒔𝒕 𝑺𝒐 𝒄𝒍𝒐𝒔𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝑰 𝒄𝒂𝒏 𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒓 𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒓 𝒃𝒆𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒆𝒂𝒄𝒉 𝒃𝒖 𝒃𝒖𝒎 𝒃𝒖 𝒃𝒖𝒎 𝒃𝒖 𝒃𝒖𝒎 𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒏𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒐 𝒂 𝒈𝒖𝒏𝒔𝒉𝒐𝒕 𝑶𝒏𝒆 𝒂𝒇𝒕𝒆𝒓 𝒂𝒏𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓𝑩𝒂𝒏𝒈𝑩𝒂𝒏𝒈𝑩𝒂𝒏𝒈”Thankfully Jo has two epic best friends that I wish upon all wishes and stars that I could have in my life“𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝒅𝒐𝒐𝒓 𝒄𝒍𝒊𝒄𝒌𝒔 𝒔𝒉𝒖𝒕 𝑻𝒘𝒐 𝒈𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒍𝒆 𝒔𝒆𝒕𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝒇𝒆𝒆𝒕 𝒕𝒊𝒑𝒕𝒐𝒆 𝒂𝒄𝒓𝒐𝒔𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒓𝒐𝒐𝒎 𝒎𝒂𝒏𝒈𝒐 𝒃𝒐𝒅𝒚 𝒎𝒊𝒔𝒕 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑫𝒂𝒊𝒔𝒚 𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒇𝒖𝒎𝒆 𝒘𝒂𝒇𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒊𝒏 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒎 𝑳𝒆𝒂𝒉 𝒄𝒖𝒓𝒍𝒔 𝒖𝒑 𝒐𝒏 𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒔𝒊𝒅𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝒎𝒆 𝑮𝒂𝒃𝒃𝒚 𝒐𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝑺𝒘𝒆𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒔 𝒘𝒂𝒓𝒎 𝒔𝒌𝒊𝒏 𝒄𝒐𝒍𝒅 𝑴𝒚 𝒕𝒓𝒖𝒔𝒕𝒚 𝑹𝒐𝒕𝒕𝒘𝒆𝒊𝒍𝒆𝒓𝒔 𝒅𝒐𝒏’𝒕 𝒔𝒂𝒚 𝒂𝒏𝒚𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈”These girls are the rocks that keep Jo from slipping down a river of depression and deep self loathing They are fiercely loyal and understanding go out of their way to ensure that their friend is cared for and heard and refuse to leave her side Their love for one another had me hardcore tearing up and cooing throughout the story These two girls make this story“𝑰 𝒔𝒒𝒖𝒆𝒆𝒛𝒆 𝒎𝒚 𝒆𝒚𝒆𝒔 𝒔𝒉𝒖𝒕 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒏 𝒐𝒑𝒆𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒎 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒂 𝒔𝒉𝒂𝒓𝒑 𝒊𝒏𝒉𝒂𝒍𝒆 𝒏𝒐𝒕𝒊𝒄𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒂 𝒈𝒖𝒏 𝒔𝒉𝒂𝒑𝒆𝒅 𝒄𝒓𝒂𝒄𝒌 𝒂𝒃𝒐𝒗𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒄𝒍𝒐𝒔𝒆𝒕 𝒅𝒐𝒐𝒓 𝑬𝒗𝒆𝒏 𝑴𝒊𝒍𝒐’𝒔 𝒄𝒆𝒊𝒍𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒌𝒏𝒐𝒘𝒔 𝒘𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝑰’𝒗𝒆 𝒅𝒐𝒏𝒆”“𝑴𝒊𝒍𝒐 𝒇𝒓𝒐𝒎 𝒉𝒊𝒔𝒕𝒐𝒓𝒚”Another big character in this story is Milo – the new boy in school and Jo’s new boyfriend Their romance is sweet and their chemistry is sizzling but importantly Milo is another person in Jo’s life that she can lean on for support Though he doesn’t have as big a role as Leah and Gabby and his personality doesn’t shine through as much as the girls his own troubles with his father gives a level of understanding to Milo and Jo that can’t be emulated And no matter how dark Jo’s life gets Milo is always there to help her see the light“𝑰𝒕 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒇𝒖𝒏 𝒃𝒖𝒕 𝑰’𝒎 𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒅 𝒐𝒇 𝒅𝒂𝒎𝒂𝒈𝒆𝒅 𝒈𝒐𝒐𝒅𝒔”“𝑵𝒐𝒕 𝒅𝒂𝒎𝒂𝒈𝒆𝒅” 𝒉𝒆 𝒘𝒉𝒊𝒔𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒔 “𝑱𝒖𝒔𝒕 𝒈𝒐𝒐𝒅”For the first half of this book the reader watches Jo slowly spiral into anger and a sort of manic state as she tries to cope with her past And at sixteen it’s not exactly easy to have control over your emotions But the person Jo turns into in the second half of the book was irritating She was aggressive and constantly throwing tantrums stomping her foot and having explosive reactions to the littlest things Of course this does feel authentic to a young teenager going through some serious trauma – but it was still exhausting and a turn offAnd how Johanna works towards getting a mural painted at her school to shed light on gun violence was alsocringey By this point Jo is full blown immature and slightly ridiculous so it was a bit harder to get through And though this was a gut flipping story I was really wanting emotion from Jo because I didn’t feel like I got a true sense of the chaos that was brewing inside her She had huge reactions and panic attacks but I wanted description into how hurt and lost she felt insideBut the real driving force in this story is obviously gun safety but also self acceptance and the need to work through traumaWhen Jo’s father renters her life he brings a few secrets with him that he slowly reveals along the way and they’re tragic It broke my heart how Jo was constantly let down by these really big parental figures in her life But imagine it Not only are you the cause for your mother dying but you are also the spitting image of a daughter and lover that has been lost Nothing about this situation is easier or less horrible for anyone involved Accidental is a powerful and heartbreaking story but a necessary oneNo matter what stance you take on this topic trust me when I say you need to read this“𝑰 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒆 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒌𝒊𝒅𝒅𝒐 𝑩𝒚𝒆”“𝑰 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒆 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒌𝒊𝒅𝒅𝒐”“𝑰 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒆 𝒚𝒐𝒖”