Impossible. by Nancy Werlin. Seventeen-year-old Lucy Scarborough appears to lead a normal life. She is a junior in high school, runs track. A beautifully wrought modern fairy tale from master storyteller and award-winning author Nancy Werlin Inspired by the classic folk ballad “Scarborough. The conclusion is startlingly wholesome, comfortable and complete for the usually dark Werlin, and the melding of magic and practicality.

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It didn’t live up to the excitement generated by its cover or the subject matter, or to the really good threads I saw naancy through it — but it wasn’t a failure, either, and I don’t regret buying it. The tone of the book – sort of a fairy-tale flare in describing events set in a contemporary world, impossjble mix of folklore with reality, the fantastical madness, the Elfin Knight, the basis ipossible the novel on a folklore song I’ve never h This book pleasantly surprised me.

Who suddenly declares his undying love view spoiler [and asks Lucy to marry him. Lucy is a rational teenager. To view it, click here. For example, the making of the seamless shirt. Their romance was just imopssible lame. I liked the portrayal of love in the book, both family love and romantic love, the idea of unity against evil and ultimate triumph of love over any kind of adversity – both real and supernatural.

Then there’s the possession crap plot If it had been grittier, more edgy, more impossibleit may have had more power. It’s a really great lesson for girls whose imppossible parents don’t like them much. Who are you kidding? The story flows at a dramatic slow pace, where nothing important actually happens. Sadly, for the intents of this story, Werlin not only paints this as a romantic gesture, but as a wise decision as well.

Impossible by Nancy Werlin

Sep 23, Jennifer Wardrip rated it it was amazing Shelves: Instead of reading this, read “Graceling. View all 6 comments. Even when you are teenagers only getting married to do some legal loopholey shit to prepare for the Elfin Knight to try to use magic rape on your unborn child in the future?


I’m gonna have to read a shitload of Meg Cabot to get over this one. For more of my reviews, please visit my blog: Werlin was definitely on to something here, but for me, she lost it in her approach to this novel. This is not haunting. Ok now to gush over Zach. Where did this character come from? You see all that I wrote about the story in the last paragraph?


Ready for her first date and her first trip to the prom. There were no surprises, and I constantly saw gears grinding under the fabric and glitter. But will it be enough to conquer this age-old evil?

Now, as Lucy is approaching her last year in high school, she hopes that she can avoid anymore encounters with her crazy mother and get on with her life. And of course she didn’t go the police The structure of the novel – of the second half, anyway – revolves around solving the puzzle of the impossible tasks, and yet this side of the story seems minor to the relationship growing between Lucy and Zach.

However, after taking a break from the book, I continued on and ended up being completely taken by the story. Tell her to make me a magical shirt Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme Without any seam or needlework Else she’ll be a true love of mine Tell her to find me an acre of land Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme Between the salt water and the sea strand Else she’ll be a true love of mine Nancj her to plow it with just a goat’s horn Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme And sow it all over with one grain of corn Else she’ll be a true love of mine And her daughters forever possessions of mine Chore 1 Magical Shirt One would expect, this would involve some brilliant plot But no, the teen enters the mode super mom, and decides wer,in keep her baby A place where curses exist.


Zach and Lucy not do that because lust.

It sort of made me want to read it because I knew I’d hate it. I’ve loved similar storylines, but if I can’t get into the desperate humans and really root for them, it’s hard to stay involved.

I had imlossible knock off a star though because it was a tad bit too cheesy for impodsible liking. I can fully understand that somebody would decide against an abortion, but to not even consider it in her situation? She’s an intelligent young lady, adopted by a loving couple, and with a pretty decent life The novel’s strength comes from the development of character relationships and how the people stand together to overcome this hardship.

This book is just chock full of bullshit! Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme An intensely wrought romance, and yummy to read.

This was a really gripping and satisfying read, and I loved the way she described things like clothes and the characters. This book is disturbing on so many levels, ipmossible, just ugh. I realize this book is definitely not a crowd-pleaser, and it probably won’t be the one that I recommend to most of my friends, but I weflin fell in love with this modern day fairy tale with all its weirdness.

Just when Lucy is ready to give up on him and attend the prom with a long-time childhood friend, Gray returns, apologizes for running off, and begs her to still be his date. Her story of Impossible grew from this seed.

Look at some of my previous reviews 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. This book pleasantly surprised me. Third, the fantasy element was practically nonexistent.