Saturday, December 12, 2009

Hauntingly Wonderful

Rating: 5 out of 5
Cover Rating: 5 out of 5
Author: Nancy Werlin
Book: Impossible
Disclosure: I rented this book from the library

"Impossible" by Nancy Werlin is a story of a 17 year old girl who has just learned of a secret, a secret that could mean the world to Lucy. A curse has been passed down from one 17 girl to another in Lucy's family line. Every girl somehow ends up pregnant at the age of 17 and will give birth at 18. After she gives birth to the baby girl, she will become mentally unstable and will end up like past generations. Lucy is no exception. However, there is hope. There is one way to break the curse and free Lucy's family line from the terrible curse. If she can figure out how to accomplish each of the 4 tasks in the song, "Scarborough fair" before she gives birth, she will be free. However, the tasks are not simple. Will Lucy have enough time and be able to free herself and her daughter?

Have you ever read a book and wanted to buy a hundred copies to give to everyone you know because you loved it so much? That is how I felt after reading "Impossible." It was beautifully haunting, it was romantic, and it was magical. It incorporated past legends and magic into the modern day life of an average teen girl. The other part that I loved about this book was that Nancy used a real life song - Scarborough Fair - in her book as basically, the theme. Lucy was pregnant without fault of her own because of the curse that forced it to happen. Throughout the story I found myself wanting Lucy to succeed in the tasks and wanting her to not give up. This is a great book and I encourage you to read it!

Listen to the song that the story was based off of:


~The Book Pixie said...

I've been dying to read this book and I actually have it. As for the song, I have the Celtic Woman CD with Scarborough Fair, it's on my i-pod, and I've seen their performance on tv. Oh, and did I mention it is one of my favorites. lol. You should hear Dark Waltz by Hayley Westenra (girl snging in vid). It is on my blog playlist if ou wanna check it out. :D


~The Book Pixie said...

Ugh, sorry bout all of the typos. :(