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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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Then impossibble another priceless gem: Then there’s the possession crap plot I’ve heard many good things about Werlin’s other works, but “Impossible” received mixed reviews from my reading buddies. Make a seamless shirt without a needle. Just FYI I read the book with low expectations. The story involves a fairy or elf curse, a race against time to break it, a heartrending romance, teen pregnancy and marriage like you probably have nnancy seen before, folk music, and a lot more.


Lovely, an eighteen and a twenty year old that are going to get married werlln start a family. Unless I can somehow print out this review, and secrete it between the book’s pages The only way to break the curse was to complete three tasks described in the lyrics of the song. Worse, she piles on rape for good measure. Speaking of chapters, I got a little confused with all the shifting of point of views. 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?


Let me try again.

Sometimes the writing was very adult and forward, and sometimes it was almost juvenile and a bit weak for me. Basically, the reader knows from the very beginning about the curse, and that it was spoken by an Elfin knight.

Impossible (Impossible, #1) by Nancy Werlin

It’s also the fault of the writing that I got bored halfway through, and had to force myself to keep going. Jan 02, Jessica rated it it was amazing Shelves: Because it had weird looking fingernails? I am not one of those people. Did we mention she is not nanyc

I’m glad she do that, to love her child,no matter who is her father I love Zach too. Guess I shouldn’t hold my breath. I can’t believe I didn’t even know that “Scarborough Fair” the song existed before this.

I could tell it was well researched and plotted out, but it just had a tendency, especially in the beginning, to feel a little clunky and young. I cannot bring myself to mail this book to my twelve-year-old niece, not even as an exercise in critical thinking.

Watch out for the guys with those Irish and Scottish accent girls! A 19 year old, who is just completing his freshman year at college, with only a part time construction job to his name, is going to marry this burden. Lists with This Book. The turning of each page reveals another fact about the family curse. But she need not to worry, because soon after, nsncy friend Zach decides all of a sudden that he’s in love with her.


Yet, everything works out fine. I love authors who create a story out of an well known object like a painting – shout out here to Tracy Chevalier! This was not one of those books! What I appreciated most from this book was the values it provides readers. Now that I’m thinking of it, my opinion is declining even further. That made the story drag on. The lyrics of the song provide the clues necessary to break the curse, but those clues are not crystal clear and require creative solutions from Lucy and her helpful family and friends.

Werlin would get points for dealing with difficult topics like teen pregnancy and rape were it not for the following morals of the story:

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