The description on the back of this book leave a lot to be desired.  One learns, upon reading the jacket blurb, that it is a story about solving a riddle–the riddle written in the song Scarborough Fair, made famous by Paul Simon and Art Garfunkle.  This plot description did not thrill me, but I needed something to read during a Friday SSR period, so I picked it up.  I’m so glad I did, and in fact, this was one book that made me break my own rule about not taking a school reading book home for the weekend (I don’t know why I have this rule–probably so that my house gets cleaned every so often, and my husband fed.)

Seventeen year old Lucy is enjoying the end of her junior year of high school when something unthinkable happens–something very real and unthinkable–and she is then thrust into a world of magic that she never knew existed.  She must break a generations-long family curse, or lose herself and her unborn child to madness.

Impossible achieved the difficult goal of combining fantasy with reality without making the reader, well, for lack of a better term, annoyed.  I’m often annoyed by fantasy/reality pairings, but this book pulls it off flawlessly.


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