Quirky and sweet... Accidentally Me by Kim Karras (Blog Tour Review & Giveaway)


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Accidentally MeAccidentally Me
by Kim Karras
YA/New Adult Contemporary
Paperback & ebook, 256 Pages
August 1st 2016 by Sweetwater Books


WANTED: Pretend stalker. No experience required. Tall, dark, and quirky preferred.

Sabrina has been trying to be the perfect child her entire life to convince her parents that she’s more than just an “accident.” Now she is determined to go to her dream college, but her parents want her to stay close to home. Desperate times call for desperate measures, and Sabrina must team up with an unlikely ally—a guy she hires to pretend to be her stalker—to get what she wants. But when her scheme. . . goes according to plan, and people believe he really is stalking her, Sabrina’s new feelings for him prove most inconvenient.

Filled with humor and heart, Accidentally Me is a coming-of-age novel that explores the unexpected ways we find a sense of belonging—both in a family and in our own skin.

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My Review

ACCIDENTALLY ME had such a quirky and interesting heroine with a great voice and an ending that was sweet and perfect for the story. Entertaining, humorous, heartbreaking, and sweet all mixed together. An enjoyable coming-of-age/leaving-for-college story for contemporary YA readers.

So I feel a little like I've been on a roller-coaster, which might be cliche, but was so true. There is this crazy (that word is a little too strong - she's rather unique and striking) heroine who was so naive in so many areas while being crazy smart and nerdy in others. Then she's surrounded by this complex, emotional family and she believes that she was a mistake because her parents weren't planning on having her. She wants to grow up and spread her wings, but she's afraid on not being perfect. Of failing. So very relatable and authentic. There were so many things that pulled on my emotions, but even though it was an emotional read and I'm feeling a little wrung out, the ending was done so marvelously well that I have that ideal contentment that I love feeling at the end of a book that was well done (except I'm still a little annoyed with her continual feelings towards Calvin the last time, but that's my only issue especially as the ending still makes up for it).
In the end, was it what I wished for? I wasn't sure what I was going to get with this between the cover and the synopsis, but I have to say that this quirky, crazy, sweet, emotional story fits perfectly. I enjoyed it and plan on reading this author's next release.

Content: Clean

Source: Received a complimentary copy from the publisher, which did not affect my review in any way.

About the Author

Kim Karras writes contemporary fiction for adults and teens. Follow her at kimkarras.blogspot.com for notes on life, writing, and motherhood.


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