The Accident Season
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The Accident Season

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It's the accident season, the same time every year. Bones break, skin tears, bruises bloom. The accident season has been part of seventeen-year-old Cara's life for as long as she can remember. Towards the end of October, foreshadowed by the deaths of many relatives before them, Cara's family becomes inexplicably accident-prone. They banish knives to locked drawers, cover sharp table edges with padding, switch off electrical items - but injuries follow wherever they go, and the accident season becomes an ever-growing obsession and fear. But why are they so cursed? And how can they break free?show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 18mm | 205g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 055257130X
  • 9780552571302
  • 52,796

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"A magical debut that you will devour" Guardian "Eerie and edgy, dark and intense ... You'll read it in a single breathless sitting" The Bookseller "Months after reading Moira Fowley-Doyle's stunning debut, I am still blown away ... One of the best books I've read in years. An exquisite story - the kind to win awards, top bestseller lists, and become the obsession of book lovers everywhere" Publishers Weekly "Months after reading Moira Fowley-Doyle's stunning debut, I am still blown away ... One of the best books I've read in years. An exquisite story - the kind to win awards, top bestseller lists, and become the obsession of book lovers everywhere" Publishers Weekly "This astonishingly bold debut combines gritty reality with mystical, ghostly presences - and is beautifully written" Daily Mailshow more

About Moira Fowley-Doyle

Moira Fowley-Doyle is half-French, half-Irish and lives in Dublin with her husband, two young daughters and one old cat. Moira's French half likes red wine and dark books in which everybody dies. Her Irish half likes tea and happy endings. Moira spent several years at university studying 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 any more. Moira is still afraid of spiders, but has never stopped writing stories.show more

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It's the accident season, the same time every year. Bones break, skin tears, bruises bloom. The accident season has been part of seventeen-year-old Cara's life for as long as she can remember: a month of mysterious injuries and tragedies, which casts a constant shadow over Cara and her family. This year, the accident season will break more than just bones. Because Cara is starting to ask questions - and all her family's secrets will rise to the surface. Intoxicating, devastating, dark and intense - the accident season is here.show more

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"This astonishingly bold debut combines gritty reality with mystical, ghostly presences – and is beautifully written"show more

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7,037 ratings
3.59 out of 5 stars
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4 35% (2,470)
3 31% (2,174)
2 11% (771)
1 3% (187)
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