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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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Are you totally nuts? Still, this book is good. Tell her to make me a magical shirt Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme Without any seam or needlework Else she’ll be a true love of mine Tell her to find me an acre of land Imossible, sage, rosemary and thyme Between the salt water and the sea strand Else she’ll be a true love bu mine Tell her to plow it with just a goat’s horn Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme And sow it all over gy one grain of corn Else she’ll be a true love of mine And her daughters forever possessions of mine Chore 1 Magical Shirt One would expect, this would involve some brilliant plot Trivia About Impossible Impos 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 after giving birth to her child.

I enjoyed them but felt that the characters remained somehow aloof from the reader to a certain degree, with the result that the stories as a whole felt cold. I admired Lucy for not even having the slightest urge to have her baby aborted, even though others gave her the option.


In a white dress, a candy necklace, and taking a big risk by wearing red hightops for irony. Lovely, an eighteen and a twenty year old that are going to get married to start a family. Many random scattered sloppy POVs. Geez Larbalestier brings the adorable. Why not an abortion?

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It started off great and I found myself quite giddy with happiness, but then for me impossib,e kind of went downhill, I found myself getting quite annoyed with some of the characters.

While trying on the magical shirt, Zach gets an erection, and as such decides to ask Lucy to marry him. Wow, this is some bad writing. Nanc major action takes place off screen and is merely recounted by dialogue afterward. View all 18 comments. He doesn’t exist I’m pretty sure in real life, but I was glad he was in the story.

And wouldn’t an abortion end the curse? The people did the reasearch, and she did part of the work. Through this scene there’s also an unforgettable moment. Then the author also struck out with the idea of dual points of view.

Impossible (Impossible, #1) by Nancy Werlin

And shirts from the boy next door are magical shields. Even if it did feature teenage pregnancy, it wasn’t as if it was intended. First half; 4 Middle; 3 End; 3 Overall; 3 stars edit after thinking it over some more I’ve decided to change my rating to two stars I’m quite disappointed with giving Impossible 3 stars, as it was one of those books I was really looking forward to reading.

View all 13 comments. If Lucy can complete three impossible tasks before her baby is born, she will be free, Miranda will be free, and the spirits of the Scarborough women who came before will impodsible be free of the Elfin Knight, who doesn’t relinquish what he believes is his for anything.



In between each tiny chapter, huge spaces of time are accounted for. Lucy gets a little surprised in the initial seconds following the declaration Note to our hero: She must manage to complete three seemingly impossible tasks, or else she will fall into madness. Unlike her ancestors, though, Nany has family, friends, and other modern resources to help her out.

Preview — Impossible by Nancy Werlin. YA gets such gorgeous covers these days, it’s great. Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme Soon Lucy is rushing to beat the devil and save herself from insanity and her unborn daughter from sharing her unbearable fate. I wasn’t in love with Wicked Lovely and it’s still eons better. Early in impkssible story, Lucy is preparing for her prom and her date with Gray Spencer. Because of this song too, the heroine Lucy, got raped when she go home from the prom, and get pregnant.

And this doesn’t have a single “romantic puzzle” bone in it’s body!! One of the best qualities of this story is that Lucy is so likable, and I’m glad to see a derlin character that has support from not only her family but implssible I wish I had thought of making a curse out of a song, that is an awesome idea and obviously worked for this novel. Sorry, but this is just not something I can understand.