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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View all 4 comments. Did I mention she was very logical?

Impossible (Impossible, #1) by Nancy Werlin

I remember this book as being called “Scarborough Girls” but really cannot find any …more Thanks guys! Not always, by any means, but I just found myself wishing for a little more from them. I never felt any love between them.

There were some parts where the writing seemed a little too formal, or possibly unfeeling, but I still really liked it. It follows a fairly standard YA checklist – American YA has a particular style to it, a moralistic tone, that distinguishes it, and I’ve heard North American YA authors talk about how influential the Bible Belt mothers are in determining what gets published and what does well not because they publish books, but because they buy them.

And with plenty of intrigue and romance to keep you flipping pages.

Nancy Werlin writes young adult fiction: Really, I was reading passages in this book, simply thinking: Butbut, i still thought it would be better than it actually was. Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme Early in the story, Lucy is preparing for her prom and her date with Gray Spencer. She’s not weak, she’s though.


One of the best qualities of this story is that Lucy is so likable, and I’m glad to see a main character that has support from not only her family but friends I wish I had thought of making a curse out of a song, that is an awesome idea and obviously worked for this novel.


Show of hands, how many of weroin know a professor who miraculously decided to spend a year abroad and therefore, is willing to loan you his house free of charge? Look at some of my previous reviews You can also read this werli the goodreads description, on Amazon, on the back of the book I’ve loved similar storylines, but if I can’t get into the desperate humans and really root for them, it’s hard to stay involved.

The story is based upon the old folk song “Scarborough Fair”, a song I am very familiar with because my nanna used to sing it to me all the time. Isn’t this a lovely cover? This was a really gripping and satisfying read, and I loved the way she described things like clothes and the characters. From time to time I read a book with a story that it’s so bad, that it leaves me in a fit of temper. Lucy Scarborough is in her last year of high school and coping pretty well thank you very much, especially considering her mother, Miranda, is the local crazy bag lady.

Onto reading I went! The chapters themselves sound more like recaps of a really boring TV show.


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In between each tiny chapter, huge spaces of time are accounted for. Poodles in literature are usually small, white, and yappy. 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”. The switching back a Wow, this is some bad writing. Hey did you also know if you have any problems with your inlaws a baby will magically fix all of them? Let me take you through the premise, step by step, and yes-spoiler alert-but the only thing that would have really shocked you about the plot is how thoroughly predictable it is.

How Lucy deals with having sex with her virgin husband, after being raped: I’ve heard many good things about Impossoble other works, but “Impossible” received mixed reviews from my reading buddies.

View all 32 comments. I can’t stop reading this until morning come. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Lucy gets married and after the wedding night suddenly ages: I call this the prince charming syndrome. Lucy Scarborough has spent her life with her adoptive parents because her mother, Miranda, is insane.

There’s not nearly enough exclamation marks in that review.