The Accidentals

Tuxbury Publishing LLC
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Never ask a question unless you’re sure you want the truth.

I’ve been listening to my father sing for my whole life. I carry him in my pocket on my mp3 player. It’s just that we’ve never met face to face.

My mother would never tell me how I came to be, or why my rock star father and I have never met. I thought it was her only secret. I was wrong.

When she dies, he finally appears. Suddenly I have a first class ticket into my father’s exclusive world. A world I don’t want any part of – not at this cost. 

Only three things keep me going: my a cappella singing group, a swoony blue-eyed boy named Jake, and the burning questions in my soul.

There’s a secret shame that comes from being an unwanted child. It drags me down, and puts distance between me and the boy I love. 

My father is the only one alive who knows my history. I need the truth, even if it scares me. 

For fans of: Rainbow Rowell, Stephanie Perkins, Sarah Dessen, Miranda Kenneally, Ginger Scott, Tillie Cole, Jenny Han, Kasie West, Nicola Yoon, John Green, Colleen Hoover, Abbi Glines, Becki Albertalli, Jay Mclean, Sarah Dessen, Huntley Fitzpatrick, Morgan Matson.

Keywords: rock star, YA contemporary, young adult romance, prep school, boarding school, a cappella music

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About the author

 Sarina Bowen is a USA Today bestselling author and the winner of the RITA award in contemporary romance. This is her first book for teens.

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Publisher
Tuxbury Publishing LLC
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Published on
Jul 10, 2018
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Pages
360
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ISBN
9781942444619
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Language
English
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Genres
Young Adult Fiction / Family / Parents
Young Adult Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Young Adult Fiction / Romance / General
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Equal parts heartbreaking, funny, and life-affirming, this is a story about love after the most profound loss, for fans of Jesse Andrews, Rainbow Rowell, and Jennifer Niven.

"Required reading." --John Corey Whaley, winner of the Printz Award

Seventeen-year-old Tess Fowler has dropped out of high school, tossed her laptop in a freezing lake, then jumped in after it fully clothed. Why? Because Jonah was the boy she knew only through texts and emails but understood to his very core. Jonah was the only boy she’d told she loved and the only boy to say it back. And Jonah was the boy whose suicide she never saw coming.
 
Jonah’s death has sent Tess pinwheeling into grief and confusion. But even though he’s gone, Tess still writes to him. She wants answers to the yawning chasm of questions that’s become her life. At the same time, she’s trying to find solace in her father’s alternative funeral business. Who knew that arranging last rites for prized pets could be so life-affirming? But love, loss, and life are so much more complicated than Tess ever thought . . . especially after she receives a message that turns her already inside-out world totally upside down.
 
As funny as it is heartbreaking and completely unputdownable, Things I’m Seeing Without You shows us what it means to love someone, to lose someone, to wade through the beautiful/strange agony of the aftermath, and somehow love again.

"Sometimes hilarious, always affecting." --VOYA
"Nails the messiness of grief." --SLJ
"Compelling . . . a draw for fans of Nicola Yoon." --BCCB
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