Is It An Accident? A Review of 'The Accident Season' by Moria Fowley-Doyle

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The Accident Season
Moira Fowley-Doyle

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?

With the hype about this book, I couldn't resist the temptation to read it.
I shouldn't give in to hype anymore.
I was sadly disappointed by this book.

There once was a girl named Cara
Whose mother said her full name was caramel
She was such a klutz
And most likely insane
And her friends always said, "Cara fell!"

There once was a boy named Sam
Who was always happy as a clam*
But he loved his sister (Or, technically, ex-stepsister)
As more than a sister
And Sam wasn't happy as a clam

There once was a girl named Alice
Whose boyfriend and temper were fiery
She was the rational one
In a family of none
And Alice was burned without malice

There once was a girl named Bea
Who probably was gay-a
She was kooky unlike some
And definitely fun
But she was always told "See ya latah!"


If you're wondering, this doesn't mean I liked this book. The poem was just a fun way of telling you what I thought. (Although, it's a little vague.)
The romance was annoying. The plot seemed underdeveloped and quickly hit the climax of the book. The main character Cara fell flat. The mystery about the accident season was confusing and barely understandable.
The only cool thing was Elsie, and she was barely touched upon. I wanted more from her. Or maybe a story from her perspective? Hm...
Overall, I was majorly disappointed. Definitely thankful that this was such a quick read.




  1. Kudos to you for rhyming! *applauds*

    Sorry you were disappointed in this one. Hype can be sooo evil some times. I just finished this one and loved how eery it was!

  2. Rhyming is hard. For a freestyle person like me. Haha.

    I'm happy you enjoyed it. It just fell flat for me.

    Thanks for visiting my post! I really appreciate it!