One Minute Book Review: Impossible by Nancy Werlin

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Summary:

This book is about a girl who is the latest generation in a long line of young women who are subject to a curse cast on their family long ago. Based on the song, Scarborough fair, the book is about how this particular girl has to fight against time to complete three impossible tasks before the curse continues on to the next generation.

What I Liked About It:

  • The working in of the song Scarborough Fair, that was different.
  • The writing itself.
  • The supernatural story line.

What I Didn’t Like About It:

  • There was too much story for the book. I felt that the story itself was rushed.
  • You could have split this up into a trilogy. This goes back to too much story for the book. With there being three impossible tasks it would have made an excellent trilogy.
  • The writer kept telling us what had already happened, causing it to seem that the people in the book were frightfully understanding, when maybe they weren’t, we’d just already passed that critical moment.

The Verdict:

This is not a book for those who lack patience with writers. The premise is interesting, and if you have plenty of time, and just want something to read and aren’t easily frustrated, you’ll like it. I think you’ll also like it if you’re more mature. however, the young adult crowd will probably lose patience with this and quickly. And I’m not going to say they’re wrong. All in all, I liked it, but I’m not sure that I would recommend it.

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