Monday, October 13, 2008

Impossible by Nancy Werlin

Impossible is the fictionalization of the story told in the song Scarborough Fair. Lucy Scarborough has a crazy mother and was raised by foster parents who really love her. When she turns 18 events begin to happen that point her in the direction of a family curse, which she has the chance to overcome if she completes 3 impossible tasks. With the help of her foster parents and the boy next door, she gains the courage to break the curse.
This is well-written and its timeless truth is that people need other people to overcome obstacles in their lives. Too often we think we have to go it alone. I give this one an enthusiastic YAY.

6 comments:

Iris said...

This was a great read! A well plotted romantic thriller of sorts. Yay.

Patty said...

I really loved this book. It has such a strong message about the power of love, and a supportive family! It is just really optimistic in these sad, dark times. Can I say it again, I loved it????

Pat said...

I am in agreement with the YES vote!

Kat Werner said...

My yes is a bit more mild than yours. I had to push myself to get past the lovey-dovey stuff with Zack in the middle of the book, but I did enjoy the start and the ending a lot.

Allison said...

I'm a yes as well. one downside for me was I had the song stuck in my head the whole time I was reading it.

Katie said...

I'm a yes as well. I can see this as definite top 20, not sure if it will make my top five. Werlin uses too many adjectives and names, which bugs me because it feels unnecessary and pulls me out of the story.