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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Lovely, an eighteen and a twenty year old that are going to get married to start a family. Sep 23, Jennifer Wardrip rated it it was amazing Shelves: Despite this, I did like the easy friendship Lucy and Zack shared and how their growing feelings for each other both surprised them and made them stronger. That was the breacking point for me. Why I thought about that? And shirts from the boy next door are magical shields.

And I liked what Werlin did with the ballad. Lucy has an advantage over every Scarborough woman who’s come before her: Like what you do if you’ve been raped. The imoossible is hokey claptrap only a writer at Lifetime Movie Network could have dreamed up.

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Well, not all, but most. I should really have stopped reading this book because I found it irritating and not very good, but the story itself according to the back cover and that interview I read impssible so intriguing to me again, in a very Magic’s Child way that I kept going. The author clearly only cares about the budding relationship between boring Hero and unbelievable Heroine.


I couldn’t differentiate between them, which was made worse by the fact that Werlin constantly shifted between their voices within chapters and even paragraphs.

Even the bad guy, the Elfin Knight, is just too easy, too obvious. 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.

Just read it I say, don’ read it I also like the idea of showing that life does not end with one heartbreaking event. Nevertheless, there is not one moment where she is furious or angry.

Unlike her ancestors, however, she nanxy help: But of course this is not the reason of the one star rating. I felt Lucy’s character was shallow and not well developed. Impossible presents another intriguing, unique plot from Nancy Werlin. Will her fate be the same? I was tempted to replace the “Discussion Guide” questions at the end with “Can you spot the four antifeminist retrogressive tropes? Their romance was just … lame.

Miranda the crazy lady Impossible by Nancy Werlin with spoilers. Lucy seems one moment to be a typical teen, and the next, the impossjble of an ancient evil.

Impossible by Nancy Werlin

Nancy Werlin writes young adult fiction: View all 5 comments. And in some ways, it lived up to my excitement, while at the same time, falling short in others.


Show of hands, how many of you know a professor who miraculously decided to spend a year abroad and therefore, is willing to loan you his house free of charge? Many random scattered sloppy POVs.


Werlin presents a very modern, disturbing slant on the age old ballad. Couldn’t she have conceived her kid through regular old quasi-consensual sex? So of course lets thrown in a husband Zach Greenfield was the epitome of sweetness. It has been, you’ll forgive the pun, Impossible.

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You see all that I wrote about the story in the last paragraph? But will it be enough to conquer this age-old evil?

Because I couldn’t stand it any longer I had to skim read a lot of it towards the end. Isn’t this a lovely cover?

I get the tricking the elf part, but this takes it to another level. Make this book actually GOOD! The tasks she must complete to remove the curse are supposed to be clever solutions, but the solutions are awkward and a little obvious. That should do it.