The Accident Season (CD-Audio)
The accident season might seem like a series of coincidences, except that it happens every October. Sometimes there are just more bumps and bruises. Sometimes bones are brokern. And in the really awful seasons, tragedy strikes. Seventeen-year-old Cara worries this is going to be an especially bad year and wonders if it might have anything to do with Elsie, who was her best friend in the year after Cara's father died.
While searching for Elsie, accidents keep occurring and no one in Cara's family is immune to injury. No amount of extra clothing or hiding of sharp objects helps protects them from physical harm, or from the secrets that come to light along the way. Fast-paced and intriguing!
YA - grades 9 to 12— Karen
For fans of We Were Liars and How I Live Now comes an addictive, sexy, twisty YA novel you won't want to miss.
Every October Cara and her family become inexplicably and unavoidably accident-prone. Some years it's bad, like the season when her father died, and some years it's just a lot of cuts and scrapes. This accident season--when Cara, her ex-stepbrother, Sam, and her best friend, Bea, are 17--is going to be a bad one. But not for the reasons they think.
Cara is about to learn that not all the scars left by the accident season are physical: There's a long-hidden family secret underneath the bumps and bruises. This is the year Cara will finally fall desperately in love, when she'll start discovering the painful truth about the adults in her life, and when she'll uncover the dark origins of the accident season--whether she’s ready or not.
About the Author
Moïra Fowley-Doyle is half-French, half-Irish and lives in Dublin with her husband, their young daughter, and their old cat. Moïra's French half likes red wine and dark books in which everybody dies. Her Irish half likes tea and happy endings. Moïra started a PhD on vampires in young adult fiction before concentrating on writing young adult fiction with no vampires in it whatsoever. She wrote her first novel at the age of eight, when she was told that if she wrote a story about spiders she wouldn't be afraid of them anymore. Moïra is still afraid of spiders, but has never stopped writing stories. The Accident Season is her debut novel.