Friday, 3 July 2015
Mini Review: The Accidental Life of Jessie Jefferson by Paige Toon
I picked up this one a while ago, and I recently needed to change up my books I am reading so I decided to pick this one up for a few reasons, the main one being so that I could read book 2 without spoilers.
The Accidental Life of Jessie Jefferson initially took me a while to get into this story, I found it hard to relate to Jessie,I understand she has been through a lot, and has experienced a huge loss, but to act to selfish and spoilt was wrong, especially as she wasn't the only one dealing with this grief. My impression of her didn't really change until she goes to visit her Dad, and I think that was because she was so out of her comfort zone, and her league, that she felt lost, and alone. However her initial meeting didn't go as planned, and I do feel sympathy towards her for having to deal with the backlash of her first impressions.
Overall The Accidental Life of Jessie Jefferson was an enjoyable read, I much preferred the Jessie that went to USA rather than the Jessie we are first introduced to. I did feel sorry for how she was treated, I think she wanted to believe she was fine, but I think she went into her friendships with blinkers one, she seemed slightly naive and way out of her depth around the richer, popular teens her age.
Although The Accidental Life of Jessie Jefferson had an average start for me, I did warm up to Jessie. I liked how the story played out and I'm excited to join her on another adventure.