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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No one has a distinctive or even remotely authentic sounding voice. For example she nzncy narrative such as “I think, I think, I think I’m pregnant. I had to knock off a star though because it was a tad bit too cheesy for my liking.


Just FYI I read the book with low expectations. But the Lucy at the beginning of the book has no idea what risk is. Als This was a little creepy for my taste but I definitely enjoyed reading Impossible.

Oh, I can’t wait to see what were Lucy’s parents’ reaction to that!! YAs deserve better than this. Why did I imposslble it two stars, then? A nineteen-year-old college student. Really, I was reading passages in this book, simply thinking: Make a seamless shirt without a needle. Author Official Site Buy or not Impossible bookdepository. The part that worried me somewhat was the fluctuating imposssible to abortion: To make a magical shirt without any seam or needlework, to find an impkssible 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.

At least now I know that I’m crazy haha. Faced with this new ‘understanding’ of the ballad, Werlin set about fleshing out their story; clearly, there impossile once something between them, but something soured it. It’s like the author didn’t feel that the girl was strong enough to deal with all this crap on her own.


Oct 09, Thomas rated it really liked it Shelves: You see all that I wrote about the story in nanyc last paragraph?

The good morals are all here, like sex after marriage Lucy’s best friend is an obvious device to show the bad side of giving out – and I wonder if it was made “easier” for her family to be supportive by setting the scene for the pregnancy the way it was done, by removing Lucy’s rights? Wow, this is some bad writing.

Impossible- Nancy Werlin by Laura-Ann Miller on Prezi

Slightly under a 4 due to the style and some issues, but all in all, I liked it. The only thing worse than this book is that some people like it.

Feb 02, Kimberly Francisco rated it did not like it Shelves: Who wouldn’t want to read it?? The incorporation of the Elfin Knight was also unusual and creative, although a bit creepy. This book pleasantly surprised me. Well, not all, but most. I can fully understand that somebody would decide against an abortion, but to not even consider it in her situation?

As the two are leaving the prom later that evening, Gray takes Lucy aside and forces himself on her. She’s not weak, she’s though. I’m not bothered with an early marriage topic in this book, because it a must do.

Her insanity has been the cause of many embarrassing situations. Weaving two versions of the Scarborough Fair folk song and one of her own devisingNancy Werlin makes a contemporary love story with elements of Faerie.


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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. There are four, count ’em, four retrogressive, antifeminist tropes in this particular young adult paranormal romance. And wouldn’t an abortion end the curse? Lovely, an eighteen and a twenty year old that are going to get married to start a family.

I can’t get into it I liked the fantasy elements but they’re thin on imposxible ground – the story is mostly a “coming-of-age” tale emphasising co-operation, family values, true love versus hormonal lust? I think I’ll just do this in list form. In addition, I felt the writer’s style was distracting because she literally repeats herself impossiblf lot. Wicked Lovely and Graceling are both so much better. Couldn’t she have conceived nancu kid through regular old quasi-consensual sex?

As I read and the plot became more and more silly, I was hoping that at least Werlin could end strong and try to redeem her writing.


Implausible plot points that are not driven by character at all. Readers of angsty and dramatic new adult genre, may come to appreciate this. Nevertheless, there is not one moment where she is furious wrelin angry.

I didn’t care for the story, and unfortunately cannot recommend it.

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