Wednesday, November 9, 2016
63. Six Impossible Things by Fiona Wood
2010 Australia, 2015 USA
Finished 11/9/16 (read in one day)
Goodreads rating: 3.77 - 2898 ratings
My rating: 5
Setting: Contemporary suburban Sydney, Australia
First line/s: "There's this girl I know.
I know her by heart. I know her in every way but one: actuality.\
Her name is Estelle. I yearn for her."
My comments: Loved this book! A believable 15-year old male protagonist with wit, humor, hormones, flaws, and gumption....I was entranced! Tickled with every character, an extremely believable plot, and a setting in Australia, I didn't want this to end. I laughed aloud...actually guffawed...in four different places. I've known so many young men like this, and I'm really glad to see a ya novel written from the male perspective!
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.
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.