Impossible by Nancy Werlin
Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Dial; First Edition edition
By Krystyna Wolny, Courier Staff Writer
ďTrue love. Do you even believe in it? I donít. Itís a trap.Ē
Nancy Werlin's novel, Impossible, inspired by the ballad "Scarborough Fair," features suspense, fantasy, and romance in the telling of its intense and original story.
All the generations of Scarborough women, about which the story centers, are cursed. They all are doomed to have children at 17, go crazy, and leave their children to fend for themselves. Lucy, however, is lucky to have a miracle happen. Her best friend, Zach, sticks with her throughout her entire pregnancy. They do research on the song, and figure out that there is a meaning behind the lyrics. The three tasks are required to be completed in order to break the curse. Lucy only has 9 months to complete these impossible tasks and save her daughter.
A haunting story, meshed together with a song, ultimately spinning itself into a modern day romantic fairy tale. Itís difficult to infer this just from the summary on the back of the book, nor do you realize the underlying meaning of the dark lyrics until you read the book. But I can simply say, I was addicted from the first page. If you personally enjoy books that are set apart from the norm, you will fall in love with the story.