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Download ✓ Accidental ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Å 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 JohanNdparents 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. Many thanks to EdelweissPlus and the publisher for providing me with a DRC of this title for review All opinions are my ownActual rating rounded up to a 35OK this had the premise to be an amazing and gut wrenching read most of my recent reads have fallen into the category of I'm for sure going to be crying at the end and I don't even feel bad about it types of stories and this was along the same vein Johanna is a junior at a small private school trying to figure out getting into Parsons School of Design how to live with her slightly conservative and overprotective grandparents and if the new kid Milo could possibly be as amazing as he seems Sure she misses the mother she's never really known a woman who died in a car accident when she was young and her father is absentee to the max but she's doing OK Until her father contacts her via letter and lays a huge bombshell on her her mother died from a gunshot wound one that Johanna caused As a toddler she found a loaded gun in the house and shot her mother Her mother's parents have had custody of her ever since They lied to her about the car accident hoping it would make it easier But now Johanna knows the truth and soon everyone else does too Kids at school are unsure how to act around her and her normal alt rock persona and heavy makeup now take on a threatening tone Teachers ask to search her bags Her personal photos become viral trash She is bullied and berated and alone As her friendships start to suffer and the guilt is overwhelming her she tries to find some way to make meaning out of this event A way to atone and ask her mother for forgiveness All of this is great in the story Moving heart wrenching impeccably nuanced The downfall The overly political tone that the author takes towards the second half of the book Instead of letting the story show the points Richards wanted to make the author was far too overt and heavy handed in my opinionOverall this is a strong second purchase for large library collections serving young adult readers who enjoy realistic fictioncontemporary dramas Due to language and sexual content I would recommend this for grades 9 and up

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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 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 reviewOpinionโ€œ๐‘จ๐’๐’ ๐’˜๐’†๐’†๐’Œ ๐’๐’๐’๐’ˆ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐‘จ๐’Ž๐’†๐’“๐’Š๐’„๐’‚๐’ ๐’‡๐’๐’‚๐’ˆ ๐’๐’ ๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’‡๐’“๐’๐’๐’• ๐’๐’‚๐’˜๐’ ๐’‡๐’๐’‚๐’‘๐’” ๐’‚๐’๐’ˆ๐’“๐’Š๐’๐’š ๐’Š๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’˜๐’Š๐’๐’… ๐‘พ๐’†๐’Š๐’“๐’… ๐’‰๐’๐’˜ ๐‘ฐ ๐’๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’“ ๐’–๐’”๐’†๐’… ๐’•๐’ ๐’๐’๐’•๐’Š๐’„๐’† ๐’Š๐’• ๐’–๐’‘ ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’“๐’† โ€“ ๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’” ๐’‰๐’–๐’ˆ๐’† ๐’…๐’–๐’“๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’๐’† ๐’‚๐’… ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’‘๐’‚๐’•๐’“๐’Š๐’๐’•๐’Š๐’”๐’Ž๐‘ฐ ๐’˜๐’๐’๐’…๐’†๐’“ ๐’Š๐’‡ ๐’Ž๐’š ๐’ˆ๐’“๐’‚๐’๐’…๐’‘๐’‚๐’“๐’†๐’๐’•๐’” ๐’๐’˜๐’๐’†๐’… ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’‡๐’๐’‚๐’ˆ ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’‡๐’๐’“๐’† ๐’๐’“ ๐’‚๐’‡๐’•๐’†๐’“ ๐‘ฐ ๐’”๐’‰๐’๐’• ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’Œ๐’Š๐’๐’๐’†๐’… ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’Š๐’“ ๐’…๐’‚๐’–๐’ˆ๐’‰๐’•๐’†๐’“โ€โ€œ๐‘ฉ๐’๐’Š๐’๐’Œ ๐’•๐’˜๐’Š๐’„๐’† ๐’Š๐’‡ ๐’š๐’๐’–โ€™๐’“๐’† ๐’•๐’“๐’‚๐’‘๐’‘๐’†๐’… ๐’Š๐’ ๐’‚ ๐’‰๐’๐’”๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’† ๐’”๐’Š๐’•๐’–๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’โ€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 sheโ€™s beginning to forget her mother entirely and it doesnโ€™t help that her grandparents refuse to talk about her But life for Johanna isnโ€™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 fatherโ€™s sudden reappearance in her life comes the truth of her childhood and the real cause of death of her mother Because it wasnโ€™t a car accident that killed Johannaโ€™s motherit was herDeep breath baby angelsItโ€™s a heavy hitterโ€œ๐‘พ๐’๐’“๐’…๐’” ๐’‡๐’๐’š ๐’๐’–๐’• ๐’๐’‡ ๐‘น๐’๐’ƒ๐’†๐’“๐’•โ€™๐’” ๐’Ž๐’๐’–๐’•๐’‰ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’ƒ๐’๐’ƒ ๐’‚๐’“๐’๐’–๐’๐’… ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’“๐’๐’๐’Ž ๐’๐’Š๐’Œ๐’† ๐’ƒ๐’‚๐’•๐’” ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’†๐’šโ€™๐’“๐’† ๐’‡๐’‚๐’Ž๐’Š๐’๐’Š๐’‚๐’“ ๐’˜๐’๐’“๐’…๐’” โ€“ ๐’…๐’Š๐’„๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’๐’‚๐’“๐’š ๐’˜๐’๐’“๐’…๐’” โ€“ ๐’ƒ๐’–๐’• ๐’๐’๐’๐’† ๐’๐’‡ ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’Ž ๐’‡๐’Š๐’• ๐’•๐’๐’ˆ๐’†๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’“ ๐’Š๐’ ๐’‚ ๐’˜๐’‚๐’š ๐‘ฐ ๐’„๐’‚๐’ ๐’–๐’๐’…๐’†๐’“๐’”๐’•๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐‘ฐ๐’•โ€™๐’” ๐’‚ ๐’”๐’•๐’๐’“๐’š ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’•๐’๐’๐’… ๐’•๐’ ๐’Ž๐’† ๐’Š๐’ ๐’‚ ๐’๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’‰๐’•๐’Ž๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’๐’“ ๐’”๐’๐’Ž๐’† ๐’‘๐’‚๐’“๐’‚๐’๐’๐’†๐’ ๐’–๐’๐’Š๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’”๐’† ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’Ž๐’š ๐’—๐’Š๐’”๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’”๐’†๐’†๐’Ž๐’” ๐’•๐’ ๐’ƒ๐’๐’‚๐’„๐’Œ๐’†๐’ ๐’Š๐’ ๐’“๐’†๐’”๐’‘๐’๐’๐’”๐’†โ€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 โ€œpreachyโ€ YA Contemporary rest assured that both sides to this debate are represented and itโ€™s dealt with in a delicate manner that doesnโ€™t take away from what this story really is โ€“ 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 fatherโ€™s gun under her parentโ€™s bed and ends up pulling the trigger and shooting her mother in the chest โ€“ 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 Sheโ€™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 Joโ€™s life uickly changes with the reemergence of her estranged father and his confession of Jo and Amandaโ€™s truthโ€œ๐‘ป๐’˜๐’ ๐’„๐’š๐’Ž๐’ƒ๐’‚๐’๐’” ๐’„๐’“๐’‚๐’”๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’๐’ ๐’“๐’†๐’‘๐’†๐’‚๐’• โ€“๐‘ญ๐‘จ๐‘ป๐‘ฏ๐‘ฌ๐‘น๐‘ญ๐‘จ๐‘ป๐‘ฏ๐‘ฌ๐‘น๐‘ญ๐‘จ๐‘ป๐‘ฏ๐‘ฌ๐‘นโ€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 Joโ€™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 donโ€™t have a support system at home to guide you through itโ€œ๐‘บ๐’ ๐’Š๐’๐’”๐’•๐’†๐’‚๐’… ๐‘ฐ ๐’ˆ๐’ ๐‘พ๐’Š๐’•๐’‰๐’๐’–๐’• ๐’”๐’‚๐’š๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’ˆ๐’๐’๐’…๐’ƒ๐’š๐’† ๐’˜๐’Š๐’•๐’‰๐’๐’–๐’• ๐’•๐’†๐’๐’๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’Ž ๐’˜๐’‰๐’†๐’ ๐‘ฐโ€™๐’๐’ ๐’ƒ๐’† ๐’‰๐’๐’Ž๐’† ๐‘ฐ ๐’”๐’Š๐’Ž๐’‘๐’๐’š ๐’”๐’‘๐’Š๐’ ๐’‚๐’“๐’๐’–๐’๐’… ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’”๐’•๐’‚๐’๐’Œ ๐’‚๐’„๐’“๐’๐’”๐’” ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’‘๐’‚๐’“๐’Œ๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’๐’๐’• ๐’•๐’๐’˜๐’‚๐’“๐’… ๐’Ž๐’š ๐’„๐’‚๐’“ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’˜๐’‰๐’๐’๐’† ๐’•๐’Š๐’Ž๐’† ๐’•๐’“๐’š๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’๐’๐’• ๐’•๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’Œ ๐’•๐’๐’ ๐’‰๐’‚๐’“๐’… ๐’๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’‡๐’‚๐’„๐’• ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐‘ฎ๐’“๐’‚๐’ ๐’”๐’ ๐’˜๐’Š๐’๐’๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ๐’๐’š ๐’๐’†๐’• ๐’Ž๐’† ๐’ˆ๐’ ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’† ๐’‡๐’‚๐’„๐’• ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’Ž๐’‚๐’š๐’ƒ๐’† ๐‘ฐโ€™๐’Ž ๐’๐’๐’• ๐’˜๐’๐’“๐’•๐’‰ ๐’‡๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’‰๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’‚๐’๐’š๐’Ž๐’๐’“๐’†โ€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 donโ€™t blame them for the decision they made in protecting herBut the way they handle Joโ€™s trauma and their own issuffocatingThere are no pictures on the walls or in photo albums of Joโ€™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 murderedโ€œ๐‘ฏ๐’† ๐’”๐’„๐’๐’๐’‘๐’” ๐’Ž๐’š ๐’“๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’Š๐’… ๐’ƒ๐’๐’…๐’š ๐’•๐’๐’˜๐’‚๐’“๐’… ๐’‰๐’Š๐’Ž ๐’•๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’‰๐’• ๐’Š๐’๐’•๐’ ๐’‰๐’Š๐’” ๐’„๐’‰๐’†๐’”๐’• ๐‘บ๐’ ๐’„๐’๐’๐’”๐’† ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐‘ฐ ๐’„๐’‚๐’ ๐’‰๐’†๐’‚๐’“ ๐’‰๐’Š๐’” ๐’‰๐’†๐’‚๐’“ ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’†๐’‚๐’„๐’‰ ๐’ƒ๐’– ๐’ƒ๐’–๐’Ž ๐’ƒ๐’– ๐’ƒ๐’–๐’Ž ๐’ƒ๐’– ๐’ƒ๐’–๐’Ž ๐’•๐’–๐’“๐’๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’Š๐’๐’•๐’ ๐’‚ ๐’ˆ๐’–๐’๐’”๐’‰๐’๐’• ๐‘ถ๐’๐’† ๐’‚๐’‡๐’•๐’†๐’“ ๐’‚๐’๐’๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’“๐‘ฉ๐’‚๐’๐’ˆ๐‘ฉ๐’‚๐’๐’ˆ๐‘ฉ๐’‚๐’๐’ˆโ€Thankfully Jo has two epic best friends that I wish upon all wishes and stars that I could have in my lifeโ€œ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’† ๐’…๐’๐’๐’“ ๐’„๐’๐’Š๐’„๐’Œ๐’” ๐’”๐’‰๐’–๐’• ๐‘ป๐’˜๐’ ๐’ˆ๐’†๐’๐’•๐’๐’† ๐’”๐’†๐’•๐’” ๐’๐’‡ ๐’‡๐’†๐’†๐’• ๐’•๐’Š๐’‘๐’•๐’๐’† ๐’‚๐’„๐’“๐’๐’”๐’” ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’“๐’๐’๐’Ž ๐’Ž๐’‚๐’๐’ˆ๐’ ๐’ƒ๐’๐’…๐’š ๐’Ž๐’Š๐’”๐’• ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐‘ซ๐’‚๐’Š๐’”๐’š ๐’‘๐’†๐’“๐’‡๐’–๐’Ž๐’† ๐’˜๐’‚๐’‡๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’Š๐’ ๐’˜๐’Š๐’•๐’‰ ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’Ž ๐‘ณ๐’†๐’‚๐’‰ ๐’„๐’–๐’“๐’๐’” ๐’–๐’‘ ๐’๐’ ๐’๐’๐’† ๐’”๐’Š๐’…๐’† ๐’๐’‡ ๐’Ž๐’† ๐‘ฎ๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’ƒ๐’š ๐’๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’“ ๐‘บ๐’˜๐’†๐’‚๐’•๐’†๐’“๐’” ๐’˜๐’‚๐’“๐’Ž ๐’”๐’Œ๐’Š๐’ ๐’„๐’๐’๐’… ๐‘ด๐’š ๐’•๐’“๐’–๐’”๐’•๐’š ๐‘น๐’๐’•๐’•๐’˜๐’†๐’Š๐’๐’†๐’“๐’” ๐’…๐’๐’โ€™๐’• ๐’”๐’‚๐’š ๐’‚๐’๐’š๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’ˆโ€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 storyโ€œ๐‘ฐ ๐’”๐’’๐’–๐’†๐’†๐’›๐’† ๐’Ž๐’š ๐’†๐’š๐’†๐’” ๐’”๐’‰๐’–๐’• ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’ ๐’๐’‘๐’†๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’Ž ๐’˜๐’Š๐’•๐’‰ ๐’‚ ๐’”๐’‰๐’‚๐’“๐’‘ ๐’Š๐’๐’‰๐’‚๐’๐’† ๐’๐’๐’•๐’Š๐’„๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’‚ ๐’ˆ๐’–๐’ ๐’”๐’‰๐’‚๐’‘๐’†๐’… ๐’„๐’“๐’‚๐’„๐’Œ ๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’๐’—๐’† ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’„๐’๐’๐’”๐’†๐’• ๐’…๐’๐’๐’“ ๐‘ฌ๐’—๐’†๐’ ๐‘ด๐’Š๐’๐’โ€™๐’” ๐’„๐’†๐’Š๐’๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’Œ๐’๐’๐’˜๐’” ๐’˜๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐‘ฐโ€™๐’—๐’† ๐’…๐’๐’๐’†โ€โ€œ๐‘ด๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’‡๐’“๐’๐’Ž ๐’‰๐’Š๐’”๐’•๐’๐’“๐’šโ€Another big character in this story is Milo โ€“ the new boy in school and Joโ€™s new boyfriend Their romance is sweet and their chemistry is sizzling but importantly Milo is another person in Joโ€™s life that she can lean on for support Though he doesnโ€™t have as big a role as Leah and Gabby and his personality doesnโ€™t shine through as much as the girls his own troubles with his father gives a level of understanding to Milo and Jo that canโ€™t be emulated And no matter how dark Joโ€™s life gets Milo is always there to help her see the lightโ€œ๐‘ฐ๐’• ๐’˜๐’‚๐’” ๐’‡๐’–๐’ ๐’ƒ๐’–๐’• ๐‘ฐโ€™๐’Ž ๐’Œ๐’Š๐’๐’… ๐’๐’‡ ๐’…๐’‚๐’Ž๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’†๐’… ๐’ˆ๐’๐’๐’…๐’”โ€โ€œ๐‘ต๐’๐’• ๐’…๐’‚๐’Ž๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’†๐’…โ€ ๐’‰๐’† ๐’˜๐’‰๐’Š๐’”๐’‘๐’†๐’“๐’” โ€œ๐‘ฑ๐’–๐’”๐’• ๐’ˆ๐’๐’๐’…โ€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 itโ€™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 โ€“ 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 didnโ€™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 Joโ€™s father renters her life he brings a few secrets with him that he slowly reveals along the way and theyโ€™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 thisโ€œ๐‘ฐ ๐’๐’๐’—๐’† ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’Œ๐’Š๐’…๐’…๐’ ๐‘ฉ๐’š๐’†โ€โ€œ๐‘ฐ ๐’๐’๐’—๐’† ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’Œ๐’Š๐’…๐’…๐’โ€โ€œ๐‘ฐ ๐’๐’๐’—๐’† ๐’š๐’๐’–โ€

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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. Johanna has a pretty good life living with her grandparents hanging out with her best friends and now she even has a boyfriend Until one day when her father shows up turns her world upside downWhen Johanna finds out her mother didnโ€™t die in a car accident but that she accidentally shot her with an unsecured firearm she is left reeling How could her grandparents lie to herWill she ever be able to forgive herself for what she did This book will take you on a journey through the emotions Johanna feels as she tries to come to terms with what happened It doesnโ€™t help when everyone at school finds out when she wants to put up a mural to bring to light the importance of gun control she finds sheโ€™ll have to defend her motives behind itThis heart wrenching YA Contemporary is well written elicits emotions that are relevant in the world we live in todayI would definitely recommend it