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Book Review: The Accident Season (Moira Fowley-Doyle)

Updated: Aug 4, 2019

Book review: The Accident Season by Moira Fowley-Doyle

Technically a novel for young adults. As a parent, I would consider minimum age 16 as appropriate. A good, pacy read with clear language that keeps the plot moving. Cara, the narrator, is part of a dysfunctional family. Fear is at every corner, buried away and re-surfacing every year during the ‘accident season’. Dark family secrets and a repressed, forbidden love are at the centre of this story. Modern themes surround sub-plots that would fit into other traditional stories linked to the supernatural, no matter how tenuous that link. We are kept guessing about the spiritual element. Is there a ghost, or a missing person perhaps? Make up your own mind as you read this engaging novel.

The Goodreads two stars does not reflect the quality of the writing. The star rating is my own personal evaluation – my opinion, but I think that young readers will enjoy this book.

Michael Braccia

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