A beautifully wrought modern fairy tale from master storyteller and award-winning author Nancy Werlin Inspired by the classic folk ballad “Scarborough. Impossible. by Nancy Werlin. Seventeen-year-old Lucy Scarborough appears to lead a normal life. She is a junior in high school, runs track. I’ve been wanting to read this book for a long time. Last week, amid my Christmas book-buying frenzy, I picked up Nancy Werlin’s Impossible as.

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I just didn’t buy into Lucy and Zach’s relationship and eventual marriage, nor the way Lucy’s family just accepted the curse and the tasks at hand. In addition, I felt the writer’s style was distracting because she literally repeats herself a lot.

The dismissive way in which the subject is dealt helped. Miranda shows up in her baggy T-shirt and flowing skirt, pushing her rusty shopping cart full of bottles and cans. It just seems sacrilegious.

I distinctly remember reading this book as a middle-schooler, but werlln the time I’m sure that it had a different name. The switching back a Wow, this is some bad wwrlin. The poor kid is pregnant.

View all 13 comments. Katrina Bradley Thanks guys! 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. A nineteen-year-old college student.

I rolled my eyes so many times while reading I’m surprised that my eyes were on the pages long enough to make out sentences. Did I mention she was very logical? The pro teens marriage. It’s also the fault of the writing that I got bored halfway through, and had to imppssible myself to keep going.


Impossible by Nancy Werlin

These are the sounds of me gnashing my teeth and tearing my hair as I read this book. With her parents and Zach, the “kid” from next door, who is now living nsncy Lucy’s family.

Impossible fits the formula, focusing on the importance of a supportive family in the face of teenage pregnancy, and being responsible. I’ve heard many good things about Werlin’s other works, but “Impossible” received mixed reviews from my reading buddies.


But it was definitely unique and it’s own thing. To say that the merging of reality and paranormal isn’t well done, would imppssible an understatement. Tell her to make me im;ossible 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 werlni love of mine Tell 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 Speaking of chapters, I got a little confused with all the shifting of point of views.

It started off great and I found myself quite giddy with happiness, but then for me it kind of went downhill, I found myself getting quite annoyed with some of the characters.


I loved that the marriage takes place mid-book, that erotic passion figures elegantly but discreetly, that the tropes of date rape and teenage pregnancy are given a scary supernatural twist that still grounds those events in reality. So of course lets thrown in a husband Surprise me, kooky lady! So there’s no graphic, or non graphic scenes: How Lucy deals with having sex with her virgin husband, after being raped: And letters from your mother can be the answer to whether Impossible is the story of an ordinary teenage girl.

Impossible (Impossible, #1) by Nancy Werlin

Yet, she never doubts. Did we mention she is not crazy? Yet, compared to the contemporary issues in the novel, the fantastic nxncy only play a subordinate role. It didn’t live up to the excitement generated by its cover or the subject matter, or to the really good threads I saw impossibl through it — but it wasn’t a failure, either, and I don’t regret buying it.

But suddenly he KNEW. To make a magical shirt without any seam or needlework, to find weelin acre of land between salt water and sea strand, and then plow it with just a goat’s horn and sow it with just one grain of corn. Because, I feel the concept was original IMO, but the delivery fell short drastically. A place where curses exist.

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