My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Hachette Book Group
Publication Date: August 11th 2015
Point of View: 1st Person & Masculine
Recommended Age: 12+
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Family, Contemporary Romance, Humor, Animals
1. Kiss Estelle.
2. Get a job.
3. Cheer my mother up.
4. Try not to be a complete nerd/loser.
5. Talk to my father when he calls.
6. Figure out how to be good.
Nerd-boy Dan Cereill is not quite coping with a reversal of family fortune, moving, new-school hell, a mother with a failing wedding cake business, a just-out gay dad, and an impossible crush on Estelle, the girl next door. His life is a mess, but for now he’s narrowed it down to six impossible things…
In this charming story of one guy’s efforts to get it together when his life is falling apart, award-winning author Fiona Wood introduces an irresistible voice and a delightfully awkward character who is impossible to forget.
Six Reasons Why You Should Absolutely Read Six Impossible Things:
6. How many girl-boy YA contemporary romances are written entirely from the boy’s perspective? Not many. Fiona Wood knows how to be diverse in different ways.
5. Adorable case of insta-love. Seriously, this is not an adjective I thought I would ever use in the same sentence as ‘‘insta-love.’’ But it’s true. Dan’s crush on Estelle, the girl next door, makes him such a hug-worthy character. It’s too sweet for words.
4. It’s realistic while simultaneously having a dreamy feeling to it. The out-of-closet-dad, we’re-poor- now, must-make-mom-happy-and-find-job situations are considered with seriousness. However, it still manages to keep a relatively light-hearted atmosphere, thanks to Dan’s humor and cuteness.
3. Howard the dog is a main character! I simply LOVE books starring dogs as well as humans. I find that their interactions can be so heart-warming in either a novel or a movie or even on the streets. Dogs are innocent animals with beating hearts just like ours, and therefore, they deserve to be loved and cherished. Howard is adopt-now-worthy.
2. You’ll find that, as you’re reading it, you won’t be able to come up with a reason why NOT to read this book anymore. You’ll just want to read and read and read because it’s that touching, humorous and engaging.
1. This one’s easy. Fiona Wood.
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