“May we live impossibly” Sebby said when he opened his eyes. “Against all odds. May people look at us and wonder how such jewels can sparkle in the sad desert of the world. May we live the impossible life”
Fans of the Impossible Life is a teenage fiction novel about three young unlikely friends.
Mira is trying to pretend that she is a fully functioning human being – rather than a girl who can’t get out of bed for days on end.
Jeremy is a painfully shy art nerd in self imposed isolation after an incident that ruined his last year of school.
And Sebby is a charming gay foster kid who seems to carry sunlight around with him.
For Mira and Jeremy, Sebby seems to make everything better, everything brighter. But Sebby has his owns problems and secrets and its only together that they can live their impossible lives.
I love this book because of the strong relationships between the characters and how they all came together from different backgrounds. But as the book progresses I feel like the three main characters become too co-dependant, like they can’t live without each other. Another thing is I feel like the characters issues don’t really get worked out but I guess that the point of the book is that they don’t need all the answers they only need each other.
The book tackles a lot of talk about depression and I like how the author doesn’t sugar-coat it. You know and understand how the characters are feeling. Also there is so much diversity in the book but it doesn’t feel forced like some books or movies.
I really love this book and if you like The Perks of Being a Wallflower you will love this.
Written by Emma Mackay.