Impossible. by Nancy Werlin. Seventeen-year-old Lucy Scarborough appears to lead a normal life. She is a junior in high school, runs track. A beautifully wrought modern fairy tale from master storyteller and award-winning author Nancy Werlin Inspired by the classic folk ballad “Scarborough. The conclusion is startlingly wholesome, comfortable and complete for the usually dark Werlin, and the melding of magic and practicality.

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Impossible (Impossible, #1) by Nancy Werlin

Tell her to make me a magical shirt Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme Without impoxsible seam or needlework Else she’ll be a true love of mine Tell her to find me an acre of land Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme Between the salt water and the sea strand Else she’ll be a true love of mine Tell her to plow it with just a goat’s horn Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme And sow it all over with one grain of corn Else she’ll be a true love impossible mine And her daughters forever possessions of mine Chore 1 Magical Shirt One would expect, this would involve impossjble brilliant plot Taking a page out of the Stephenie Meyer book of how to not write anything too challenging, lazy Werlin had lots of key scenes happen “offscreen”.

There is a way to break the curse, however. And though Lucy felt fleshed out and real to me, the other important characters felt occasionally cardboard.

A place where curses exist. I remember this book as being called “Scarborough Girls” but really cannot find any documentation on this.

Plus, all the characters sound exactly the same. This book is just chock full of bullshit! Unfortunately the author decided to skip it, and move forward to the eve of the wedding day.

Weeks after the prom, Lucy discovers she has followed in the footsteps of the Scarborough women and become a pregnant teen. Like I also mentioned, most of the story takes place on the inside of Lucy’s parents’ house.


Her insanity has been the serlin of many embarrassing situations. Impossible fits the formula, focusing on the importance of a supportive family in the face of teenage pregnancy, and being responsible.

IMPOSSIBLE by Nancy Werlin | Kirkus Reviews

Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme Remember me to one who lives there She must be a true love of mine Tell her she’ll sleep in a goose-feather bed Parsley, sage, rosemary, I just want to say, for Young Adult book, this book captivated me. Zach Greenfield was the epitome of sweetness.

Because, I feel the concept was original IMO, but the delivery fell short drastically. In it a series of impossible tasks are proposed by the listener’s former lover, if the tasks are completed he will take her back.


Werlin presents a very modern, disturbing slant anncy the age old ballad. I was excited for this one because of this gorgeous cover. And in some ways, it lived up to my excitement, while at the same time, falling short in others. The incorporation of the Elfin Knight was also unusual and creative, although a bit creepy.

The only time I nxncy him do any damage was when he possessed Gray and raped Lucy. And shirts from the boy next door are magical shields. You have to care deeply.

Most of the plot takes place inside Lucy’s house!! How many of you have been able to secure a car loan with no credit, school loans, and only a part-time job to your name? Through the years they have been plagued by visits from Miranda. I just want to say, for Young Adult book, this book captivated me. She layers the book mancy enough realism nancu negativity nothing is ever falsely sugar-coated; Lucy is a realist, if nothing else that I was able to believe that things may not be wrapped up w Slightly under a 4 due to the style and some issues, but all in all, I liked it.

Impossible is the story impossiible an ordinary teenage girl. I think this nandy why Speak worked so well for me.

Worse, she piles on rape for good measure. Sadly, for the intents of this story, Werlin not only paints this as a romantic gesture, but as a wise decision as well. Of all things, I also admire the idea that when faced with hardships, family and true friends, will always be there to help you out; no one is ever alone in times of trouble.


Then there was the whole: In addition, I felt the writer’s style was distracting because she literally repeats herself a lot.

Poodles in literature are usually small, white, impossjble yappy. Nov 29, Emily May rated it liked it Shelves: The only way to break the curse was to complete three tasks described in the lyrics of the song. Their romance was just … lame.

It just seems sacrilegious. Lucy felt real, and I cared about her and the plight of the Scarborough women. Nancy Werlin writes nany adult fiction: Never once does she express one iota of blame, shame or guilt, all of which are standard emotions for rape victims to express. I remember hearing some buzz when it came out, and I put it on my to-read shelf, and then it sort of slipped away from consciousness.

I simply could not relate to the characters in this novel.

Impossible by Nancy Werlin

All major action takes place off screen and is merely recounted by dialogue afterward. There were some parts where the writing seemed a little too formal, or possibly unfeeling, but I still really liked it.

The story is sooo beautiful. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The chapters themselves sound more like recaps of a really boring TV show. Feb 02, Kimberly Francisco rated it did not like it Shelves: Miranda shows up in her baggy T-shirt and flowing skirt, pushing her rusty shopping cart full of werlib and cans.