Impossible

Impossible

“Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme . . . must be a true love of mine.” The refrain from Scarborough Fair echoes through the mind of 17 year-old Lucy Scarborough as she prepares for her first date with Gray, a date to the prom. Instead of true love, Lucy finds rape,the death of Gray, her pregnancy and her mother’s mental illness burdening the final days of her junior year. The Scarborough legacy of teen pregnancy followed by insanity faces Lucy. The heritage revealed in her mother’sj ournal and a letter from her mingles with the words of the song. Lucy faces having to do the three impossible tasks in order to save herself, her sanity and her unborn daughter. Help, she hopes, will come from her foster parents, her best friend, her mentally ill birth-mother, the proverbial boy next door, Zach, the internet and Google. Who utters the curse, who sets the tasks, and who is the true love of Lucy? “Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme . .. will be a true love for all time” 364 pages Ages 14 and up

Reviewed by Anne Oelke, Library Media Specialist for Cambria-Friesland and Randolph School Districts,Wisconsin

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IMPOSSIBLE by Nancy Werlin, Trailer by Robin Henry of Frisco, Texas

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