The Accident Season follows Cara, her older sister Alice, her ex-stepbrother Sam, and her best friend Bea in the month of October. Every October is accident season, and their family is cursed with accidents for the whole month.
I’ve got to say, I love it.
“In this house we never really know what’s wrong, only that something’s wrong.”
A character says that in the book somewhere, and I think it’s a pretty good way to describe the book, too. There’s this feeling of things being a little off the entire way through and you don’t know what it is or why it feels that way until you get to it. Impending doom beneath the schoolyard crushes and worried mothers.
Besides that, there’s magic in forms we’re not used to seeing it in, and a protagonist with a cloudy mind, forcing you to consider everything she gives you carefully. It makes you wonder what the characters are hiding that you don’t know about, and even though it’s told in first person, there are things you know about that you’re just waiting for the characters to realize. Well done and well-written, I think.
The narration was quite good, and so was the story. There’s always a reason to continue reading. It’s not the kind of book that you have to keep reading, but it’s one that makes you want to keep reading.
The cover captures the mood perfectly. A good read for anyone.
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