Although the story lags in the middle, it has a strong beginning and ending that make up for it, and enough of an original story line to keep your interest. If you like fairytale retellings and stories that make you a little uncomfortable, you’ll like this one and will likely be able to overlook the issues; if you don’t, I’m just not sure This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Perfect for a curse. The novel’s strength comes from the development of character relationships and how the people stand together to overcome this hardship. We display the minimum age for which content is developmentally appropriate. I should really have stopped reading this book because I found it irritating and not very good, but the story itself according to the back cover and that interview I read was so intriguing to me again, in a very Magic’s Child way that I kept going.

Now that I’m thinking of it, my opinion is declining even further. And this doesn’t have a single “romantic puzzle” bone in it’s body!! It’s based on the ballad The Elfin Knight, aka Scarborough Fair, which like many folk tales and old ballads, seems totally romantic until you look carefully and realize how freaking messed up it is. Werlin’s adult application to the story wasn’t carried throughout. As someone who loves YA, sci-fi, paranormal, folklore, mystery, and thriller stories,I would say you can find something much better to spend your time with than this. The parents’ guide to what’s in this book. Most of the plot takes place inside Lucy’s house!!

I wish she would have dialed it back just a bit at the end. Interesting twist on song. Wicked Lovely and Graceling are both so much better.

I just want to say, for Young Adult book, this book captivated me. The novel promises suspense, fantasy, and romance, but I feel the author delivered those elements in the smallest doses possible. Lucy Scarborough, now seventeen, has always known her birth mother was Miranda Scarborough, but luck brought her into the lives of Leo and Soledad Markowitz. I am not one of those people. With their help, she can do the task and believe she will not face the same fate.


I was so confused werlij the whole mannequin scene. It went from zero to one thousand in sixty seconds.

Oh I should also bancy that our rational 17 year old is also one of those beautiful heroines who just can’t see how beautiful she is, because that is a pre-requisite to writing predictable fantasy. That’s how you know it’s real. Jan 02, Jessica rated it it was amazing Shelves: And of course she didn’t go the police I’m going to go tear my hair out now. So, one more time. One of the best qualities of this story is that Lucy is so likable, and I’m glad to see a main character that has support from not only her family but friends as well.

Impossible Book Series:

Impossible reminded me of an end of high school version of Pamela Dean ‘s Tam Lin. IMO, I think she was trying too hard to merge both the magical aspect and the realistic aspect of the plot together. Just FYI I read the book with low expectations. On their honeymoon, Lucy alludes to two showerheads in a shower and asks her new husband if he wants her welin scrub his back.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. The task based on that song. Yet, everything works out fine. More Buying Choices – Hardcover. And I will definitely read more books written by Nancy Werlin. As the two are leaving the prom later that evening, Gray takes Lucy aside and forces himself on her.

Additionally, we have her long-time friend, Zach. I enjoyed them but felt that the characters remained somehow aloof from the reader to a certain degree, with the result that imposskble stories as a whole felt cold. Guys, she is super logical. Zach and Lucy not do that because lust. And then when Lucy know about the family curse, Scarborough’s curse, he help her, from the start until the end.

I get the tricking the elf part, but this takes it to another level. Over the last few years I’ve read far more American YA than I ever did growing up Australian YA doesn’t impossiblr make it to NA I’ve noticed, but there’s plenty of it back homeand I have to say I have noticed certain things that made the authors’ comments click in my brain, one of those “Ahhhhh” moments or as the Japanese would say, “a-soka”, which is always more satisfying to say.



All read in the same voice. Impossible is the story of an ordinary teenage girl. Werlin presents a very modern, disturbing slant on the age old ballad. I’m gonna have to read a shitload of Meg Cabot to get over this one. Early in the story, Lucy is preparing for her prom and her date with Gray Spencer. I am thirteen impossilbe old, and I got really uncomfortable while reading this book. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. They are each destined to become pregnant at eighteen and, upon birth of the child who is always female, they succumb to madness.

It’s based on the ballad The Elfin Knight, aka Scarborough Fair, which like many folk tales and old ballads, seems t So satisfying to start my reading year off with something so good! Never fully understood how it was supposed to work. Most of all, Lucy. Our ratings are based on child development best practices.

Impossible by Nancy Werlin with spoilers. The paranormal elements are scarce, leaving me to wonder if the author forgot what kind of story the blurb indicated.

But the fact that Impossible is based on a version of immpossible folk song Scarborough Fair and the three almost impossible tasks it poses intrigued me enough to give it a try.