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The Accident
by Kate Hendrick


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"Hendrick's characters are perfectly flawed, and their vulnerability makes them easy to connect with. She expertly captures the essence of teenage behaviour, delivering the moodiness, sarcasm, helplessness and confusion in such an exquisite way that it transports the reader right into the mind of a teen."-- Good Reading

A rainy night.  Read more...


 
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Overview

"Hendrick's characters are perfectly flawed, and their vulnerability makes them easy to connect with. She expertly captures the essence of teenage behaviour, delivering the moodiness, sarcasm, helplessness and confusion in such an exquisite way that it transports the reader right into the mind of a teen."--Good Reading

A rainy night. An accident. One moment can change your life. Gritty and moving, The Accident is a sophisticated coming-of-age story that reminds us that everything we do has meaning. Will appeal to readers fourteen and up who love John Green and John Marsden.

Kate Hendrick lives in Sydney, Australia.


 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781921922855
  • ISBN-10: 1921922850
  • Publisher: Text Publishing Company
  • Publish Date: November 2014
  • Page Count: 260
  • Reading Level: Ages 14-UP
  • Dimensions: 7.7 x 5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.55 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - Death & Dying
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Family - Parents

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2014-10-06
  • Reviewer: Staff

Sarah, Will, and Eliat are all connected by a stormy night and a terrible car accident, one that left Sarah’s leg permanently damaged and killed her brother. In alternating first-person chapters, readers meet these three protagonists at different moments in time: Sarah, an aspiring artist, long after the accident; Will, a neglected brother, soon afterward; and Eliat, a foster child and teenage mother, before the accident takes place and changes her life forever. All three teens are navigating complicated family situations and working through difficult emotions, trying to make sense of their place in the world and their relationships in it. Set in Sydney, Australia (where the author lives), Hendrick’s debut expertly shifts between the multiple narratives and time frames, with Eliat’s pre-accident plot line building tension as the story progresses, and readers left uncertain how she fits into this puzzle. Though the voices can sound somewhat similar—the characters tend to observe and dissect the world in the same careful way—it’s a minor drawback in an engaging and powerful story from a writer to watch. Ages 14–up. (Nov.)

 
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