Thursday, September 17, 2015

Review: Fans of the Impossible Life by Kate Scelsa

Posted by Jenn Christensen at 1:00 PM
Title: Fans of the Impossible Life
Author: Kate Scelsa
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication: September 8th 2015
Cover Rating: 3/5

I love books that deal with the struggles a teen can go through in high school. Not everyone’s high school experience is nice. For some, it is some of the worst years of their life.

We follow three teens. Jeremy, Mira and Sebby. From the beginning, I got hooked to each of these characters stories. Seeing them struggle with their problems that they face and how they went about solving them. Not only that, but also seeing these characters form a bond among themselves and seeing it dwindle.

Jeremy faces people picking on him because of the gender he likes and because he has two dads. But he meets Sebby and things change for him.

Sebby spirals. He is in a foster home and doesn’t go to school and starts hanging out with someone who is bad news, but he keeps going back to him.

Mira faces episodes. She ends up in the hospital a few times because of them.

Through everything, they come to rely on the English teacher Peter. Peter does everything he can for all of his students. He is a real down to earth guy and is very wise.

I really enjoyed Fans Of The Impossible Life. More than I thought I would. I wanted more from the ending. It just ends and doesn’t give much of a description of how each character is doing or where they are at in their lives at that point.

“…how the presence of other people could not be counted on to protect him. And that even though you could touch someone it did not always mean that they were really there.” -Jeremy

Overall, I gave the book 4.5/5 stars.


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