Title: The Accidental Life of Jessie Jefferson Author: Paige Toon Series: Jessie Jefferson, #1 Pages: 336 Publisher: Simon and Schuster Children's Books Date of Publication: 30th January, 2014 Source: For review from publisher* Synopsis from Goodreads: My fifteenth birthday was the worst day of my life, and it's inconceivable to think that any single day in my future will ever be as bad. My mum was killed in a freak accident on her way to pick up my cake. Even when there was still no sign of her after two hours later, and my friends started to arrive at our house, it never occurred to me that she wouldn't be coming back. That was six months ago. My mum died without telling me who my real dad was. And for a while I hated her for it. I thought she's taken the secret of my father's identity with her forever. But she didn't. Holy hell, she didn't. Because three weeks ago I found out the truth. And I'm still reeling from the shock of it.