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[Nancy Werlin] ì Impossible [atlanta-campaign PDF] Read Online ì 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 A Beautifully Wrought Modern Fairy Tale From Master Storyteller And Award Winning Author Nancy WerlinInspired By The Classic Folk Ballad Scarborough Fair, This Is A Wonderfully Riveting And Haunting Novel Of Suspense, Romance, And Fantasy I know three stars isn t the most helpful rating in the world, but I just feel like parts of this book were worth at least four and other parts made me want to abandon it completely It will suit a few people s tastes perfectly, I m sure, but I wouldn t rush out to recommend it to the masses.
The story is based upon the old folk song Scarborough Fair , a song I am very familiar with because my nanna used to sing it to me all the time In it a series of Impossible tasks are proposed by the listener s former lover, if the tasks are completed he will take her back Impossible uses this idea in a modern setting, with the protagonist Lucy trying to break the curse that has plagued the women of her family for as long as anyone can remember They are each destined to become pregnant at eighteen and, upon birth of the child who is always female, they succumb to madness The only way this ca This is the first time that I ve written the kind of book I most love to read.
Let s call a spade a spade, and add Impossible to the ever increasing list of YA books that lead young girls astray by glorifying harrowing life altering situations Like Stephanie Meyer before her, Nancy Werlin is flaunting teen pregnancy as a shortlist way to a happy ending with your very own prince charming Worse, she piles on rape for good measure I m appalled.
No one can accuse me of not being able to suspend my reality Present me a book containing a malicious, wanting fairy, who curses a long line of women out of spite, and I will buy into it tenfold I can even accept a heroine who doesn t find it difficult to suspend her own belief when presented with said fairy, but what I do find difficult, nay Impossible, to accept is tha Impossible is the story of an ordinary teenage girl Or so it would seem Lucy is seventeen Ready for her first date and her first trip to the prom In a white dress, a candy necklace, and taking a big risk by wearing red hightops for irony.
But the Lucy at the beginning of the book has no idea what risk is.
And after the prom, her entire world is different A place where curses exist And shirts from the boy next door are magical shields And letters from your mother can be the answer to whether you survive Even if your mother is literally crazy.
An engaging blend of old world fantasy within a modern day setting And with plenty of intrigue and romance to keep you flipping pages.
I wish I had thought of making a curse out of a song, that is an awesome idea and obviously worked for this novel I can t believe I didn t even know that Scarborough Fair the song existed before this Since reading this book I ve listened to many versions of the song, and it is very enchanting but also kind of eerie Perfect for a curse.
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 Too many books always fall into the easy category of making the protagonist come from broken families, it s not that I don t enjoy those stories as well but you get tired of the same formula sometimes.
Ok now to gush over Zach He doesn t exist I m pretty sure in real life, but I was glad he was in the story Zach Greenfield Wow, this is some bad writing I picked up this book based on it s high ratings, and interesting premise I had never read anything by Nancy Werling before, and I doubt I will again The story itself is not too bad, but it, and all the characters are so underdeveloped that rather than pulling you into the world of the story, you are left aware that it is a bit far fetched and reaching The writing itself is clumsy and occasionally grammatically questionable if not incorrect The switching back and forth of POVs sometimes even in the same paragraph is not handled well and is therefore at times annoying and at others, confusing Plus, all the characters sound exactly the same No one has a distinctive or even remotely authentic sounding voice As someone who loves YA, sci fi, paranormal, folklore, mystery, and
Werlin was definitely on to something here, but for me, she lost it in her approach to this novel IMO, I think she was trying too hard to merge both the magical aspect and the realistic aspect of the plot together Due to the fact that you re dealing w I have to admit that my expectations for his book weren t too high It has received mixed reviews and in general, I just don t like novels dealing with teen pregnancy that much But the fact that Impossible is based on a version of the folk song Scarborough Fair and the three almost Impossible tasks it poses intrigued me enough to give it a try Now I have to say that the part of the story that revolved around the song and its mystery was the only thing that kept me reading until the end.
I simply could not relate to the characters in this novel Somehow, they were all too understanding, too perfect and too accepting of what happened to them Always exceeding expectations with how supporting they were.
Most of all, Lucy This girl has had to endure so much She was raped by someone she considered a friend, and then finds out only weeks later that she is pregnant and will likely go mad af Not one Not two Not three There are four, count em, four retrogressive, antifeminist tropes in this particular young adult paranormal romance Werlin would get points for dealing with difficult topics like teen pregnancy and rape were it not for the following morals of the story 1 If you get raped, the right thing to do is to keep it quiet and not report it 2 If you get pregnant from the rape, having an abortion would be WRONG 3 If you are pregnant from a rape at seventeen, it is important to marry your closest male friend during your pregnancy so that the baby will have a father 4 If possible you should both be virgins on your wedding night, or as close to a virgins as you could be if one of you has been raped.
Argggh Rrrrip These are the sounds of me gnashing my teeth and tearing my hair as I read this book Now, I ll put up with a lot of silly morals if the writing is good Austen, sa