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August 2015 NewGen Book of the Month.
This entertaining sequel to The Accidental Life of Jessie Jefferson sees Jessie return to her ordinary life in England after enjoying a whirlwind summer in the Hollywood Hills with her newfound father, international rock star, Johnny Jefferson. Settling back into the new school term is made easier when she gets together with gorgeous Tom, but the stakes get a whole lot higher when her identity is exposed and she's flown back to LA, where her dad and his security entourage can better protect her. Life in LA as Johnny Jefferson’s daughter is a maelstrom of parties, paparazzi and cool clubs, but it’s not long before the champagne bubbles begin to taste a little flat. Jessie misses her stepdad and her deceased mum, and she feels guilty about her attraction to bad boy guitarist Jack. Torn between two continents and boys, Jessie faces some tough decisions, not least deciding where she should call home.
With all the pace and wit of a top teen-screen hit, I Knew You Were Trouble is an addictive read with strong rags to riches appeal. But alongside the entertaining escapism, and with wit and insight, it also explores the big universal theme of finding yourself and being brave enough to become who you want to be. ~ Joanne Owen
Life as the undercover daughter of a rock god was never going to be easy. How will Jessie adjust to her old boring life again after spending her summer living it up with her dad in LA? With tough decisions ahead (and not just choosing between two hot boys), can she cope juggling her two very different lives?
Jessie is back in the UK and just starting the new school term. She rekindles a spark with former crush, Tom, though is still preoccupied with thoughts of bad boy Jack from LA. When her father comes to visit and and invites Jessie out to dinner, he assures her that she’s safe from the paparazzi, but sure enough her photo appears in the local paper the next day and it’s only a matter of time before the media are clamouring to find out the identity of Johnny’s long-lost daughter.
Summer may be over, but Jessie’s story is just beginning…
Some of the Lovereading4kids reader review panel were lucky enough read and review the first book in this series, The Accidental Life of Jessie Jefferson.
"I found myself completely absorbed into the story… I didn't put The Accidental Life of Jessie Jefferson down until I'd got to the very last page" The Bookbag
"Addictive" Books for Company
"Packed with wit, charm, Californian sunshine and celebrities" Handwritten Girl
"Another stunner from Paige Toon" So many books, so little time
“If you want escapism, Paige Toon is perfect” Cosmopolitan
Publication date: 30/07/2015
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
|Publication date:||30th July 2015|
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster Ltd|
|Genres:||NewGen - YA Fiction, Reader Reviewed Books, eBook Favourites,|
|Categories:||General fiction (Children's / Teenage),|
Paige Toon is a bestselling author of women’s fiction who has sold over a quarter of a million books to date. Her 2013 novel, The Longest Holiday, apeared on the Sunday Times bestseller list. Paige grew up in Australia, America and England - thanks to her much-travelled LeMans winner dad, Vern Schuppan. For over eight years, she worked at Heat Magazine asReviews Editor. Paige is married, has two small children and lives in Cambridge.More About Paige Toon