Impossible

Impossible

Format
Paperback
Price
$9.99
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780142414910
  • 384 Pages
  • Speak
  • Teen

Overview


A beautifully wrought modern fairy tale from master storyteller and award-winning author Nancy Werlin

Inspired by the classic folk ballad “Scarborough Fair,” this is a wonderfully riveting novel of suspense, romance, and fantasy. Lucy is seventeen when she discovers that she is the latest recipient of a generations-old family curse that requires her to complete three seemingly impossible tasks or risk falling into madness and passing the curse on to the next generation. Unlike her ancestors, though, Lucy has family, friends, and other modern resources to help her out. But will it be enough to conquer this age-old evil?

Awards

School Library Journal Best Book – Winner
Massachusetts Book Award – Winner

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Praise

“A haunting, thrilling romantic puzzle. Just read it.”–Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked
* “Werlin earns high marks for the tale’s graceful interplay between wild magic and contemporary reality.”
Booklist, starred review
* “Modern logic and methodology mesh splendidly with fairy lore…The conclusion is startlingly wholesome, comfortable and complete …the melding of magic and practicality produces a lovely whole.”
Kirkus, starred review
* “Teens, especially young women, will enjoy this romantic fairy tale with modern trappings.”
School Library Journal, starred review
* “Modern logic and methodology mesh splendidly with fairy lore…The conclusion is startlingly wholesome, comfortable and complete …the melding of magic and practicality produces a lovely whole.”
Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Accolades for Impossible:

A New York Times bestseller
ALA Best Book for YA
School Library Journal Best Books of the Year
Booklist Editor’s Choice
VOYA Editors’ Choice
IndieBound List (Top Ten)
Many state and city awards (including. TX, GA, DC, KY, PA, and MA);
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