I was astonished by this book! (Cool word huh? lol) I was asked to review this book by the author and in exchange I received an Ebook copy and a paperback copy. This book will stay at the top of my pile of books I love for a very long time. The Accidental Siren is a great coming of age story that has so many great characters and plot twists that your breath will be stolen. James’s life is turned upside down in the summer of ’94 by Mara, a sweet but troubled girl who is so much as he discovers. I was a tomboy when I was the main characters age and I could relate so much to the summer of fun in this book. My favorite character in the whole story is James’s best friend Whit, I had an uncle that was paraplegic due to spina bifida. Reading about Whit brought back so many good memories. His outlook and love of life affected everyone he came in contact with. Whit is a very cool kid and he’s how I imagine my uncle was at that age. Love, lust, obsession and teenage insecurity combine in this story that crescendos in a conclusion that….well…no spoilers sorry lol. This is a MUST READ for everyone. I can’t imagine a single person that wouldn’t find something to relate to and laugh about in The Accidental Siren.