Fans of the Impossible Life by Kate Scelsa


Fans of the Impossible Life
Title : Fans of the Impossible Life
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ISBN : 0062331752
Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 360

Mira is starting over at Saint Francis Prep She promised her parents she would at least try to pretend that she could act like a functioning human this time, not a girl who can t get out of bed for days on end, who only feels awake when she s with Sebby.Jeremy is the painfully shy art nerd at Saint Francis who s been in self imposed isolation after an incident that ruined his last year of school When he sees Sebby for the first time across the school lawn, it s as if he s been expecting this blond, lanky boy with mischief glinting in his eye.Sebby, Mira s gay best friend, is a boy who seems to carry sunlight around with him Even as life in his foster home starts to take its toll, Sebby and Mira together craft a world of magic rituals and impromptu road trips, designed to fix the broken parts of their lives.As Jeremy finds himself drawn into Sebby and Mira s world, he begins to understand the secrets that they hide in order to protect themselves, to keep each other safe from those who don t understand their quest to live for the impossible.


Fans of the Impossible Life Reviews


  • C.G. Drews

    Sooo many emotions right now, humans SO MANY EMOTIONS I thought this was going to be a solid 5 star read, but there just a few niggling details that I wasn t okay with so it s basically a 4.5 star read and it s STUPENDOUS and I loved it and wow I m not a very emotional reader, gah, I know It s a failing But I felt totally caught up in this book It glued itself to my soul IT JUST DID I wanted to laugh and cry and maybe break a brick wall and definitely craved pizza I am a fan of this boo Sooo many emotions right now, humans SO MANY EMOTIONS I thought this was going to be a solid 5 star read, but there just a few niggling details that I wasn t okay with so it s basically a 4.5 star read and it s STUPENDOUS and I loved it and wow I m not a very emotional reader, gah, I know It s a failing But I felt totally caught up in this book It glued itself to my soul IT JUST DID I wanted to laugh and cry and maybe break a brick wall and definitely craved pizza I am a fan of this book har har did you get it DID YOU Okaynever mind How do I even sum up its beautifulness It s about three kids, Jeremy, Mira, and Sebby and they each narrate a bit, but all in a different style Jeremy is in 1st person, Mira is in 3rd, and Sebby who doesn t have a lot of chapters is in 2nd person IT WAS INCREDIBLE I ve never read a book that used all 3 before and it flowed and I m such a fan I swear I ll stop saying fan soon except.maybe I won t because PUN HA And we gotta talk about these characters I loved them ALL They were all sodimensional Like they felt real and I felt so so connected I just wanted to hug them all forever And they re incredibly messed up Omg, adorable little messed up darlings MIRA Wow, Mira, I just adored her I JUST DID She wasn t skinny and struggled with her self image, and she loved thrift shopping me too although I don t do it for artI do it because I m stingey and she had chronic fatigue and depression And she was just so relatable My soul BURNED for her when people just dismissed her depression as nothing and something she could control if she really wanted to Omg no no noooo And her depression was written SO PERFECTLY WOW SEBBY I always love the messed up broken sassy characters so so much and Sebby was no exception ADORABLE LITTLE FOOL I wanted to strangle him at the end but, ya know, in a good way He was impeccably written I loved his sass and his quips and how he was just this explosion of life and colour and glitter He gay and a foster kid and has had a tortured past too JEREMY I got worried when we were introduced to Jeremy because he sshy Don t get me wrong I LOVE SHY I am shy But so often I feel like shy characters get fixed and turned into party animals in order to have a good life Bah humbug ANYWAY JEREMY WASN T LIKE THAT Thank the bookish heavens He did come out of his shell a bit, but he stayed quiet Proof that you can have friends and a life and still be quiet Also he s an artist and has been through A Big Traumatic Thing Basically I related to Jeremy a lot SHY PEOPLE UNITE Um.individually Probably online Maybe never Whatever.I loved the character development and I think it was just so real And THESE THREE KINDA BROKE MY HEART SEVERAL TIMES They definitely go down as some of my favourite character friendships of ever.Althooooough There is romance And I confess I m not into three way romances I guess it s like a triangle But where each part of the triangle is kissing the other partso a REAL triangle But yeah I mean, they re teens, they re questioning, and I think it was written well BUT I m just not a fan omg, kill me before I say that word again of it.Also, while I m being a gloom cloud, let me do a quick list of what bothered me And the reason it slightly missed out on the 5 stars So Mira has chronic fatigue at the beginning and thenboom It just goes missing Like it literally disappears NOT OKAY Just because your life is going well doesn t mean your illnesses will vanish Mira also is on a diet to help with her fatigue and she kind of just ignores it and scorns her mum I gET THIS I ve gone through copious allergy diets myself, and tbh, they do work So I felt Mira was really immature about this Her mum really loved her and wanted to help her, and Mira was too immature to see that sigh The plot didn t really wrap up at the end WHICH IS KINDA REAL LIFE But I think it had too many loose threads.but all that aside this was simply a magical book It s about growing up and sadness and struggling with figuring out who you are It s about love IT S ABOUT SMUSHING READER S HEARTS INTO LITTLE BALLS AND STOMPING ON THEM AND LAUGHING Omg, I haven t been this emotionally involved in a book sinceum, okay, yesterday BUT STILL I don t usually get so attached to contemporaries I m a fantasy geek But this was everything I want with sassy and relatable characters and funny dialogue.I AM A FANI had to I just did This is a conversation between Mira and her teacher, and I REALLY liked it I liked how it brought attention to the fact that even if you might like something, it still might not be you And you need to live for you or you re going to make yourself miserable So what were you hiding Well, I was in a relationship with someone who had a lot of very grand ideas about life She wanted to travel the world and live out of a suitcase and have these big adventures And I wanted to believe that I could be like her, and keep up with her But actually I was resenting her and resenting myself for not just admitting that I wasn t that person I like to travel and see the world, but at the end I want to come home and have a quiet life where I wake up at the same time every day and go to the same place and get to feel like I m doing something worthwhile

  • Gillian Berry

    I LOVE the first line of that synopsis This is the story of a girl, her gay best friend, and the boy in love with both of them enough that I m going to ignore how not interested I am in the rest of it because BISEXUAL LOVE TRIANGLE MAYBE

  • Sarah

    Source I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read to review basis Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss This felt a little dangerous, this interest in other people It meant that there was something that I needed, or at least wanted It seemed to demand some kind of action on my part, and I had no idea what was supposed to come next This was a bit of an unusual story, and it was written similarly to The Perks of Being a Wallflower.I felt quite sorry for each of the charact Source I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read to review basis Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss This felt a little dangerous, this interest in other people It meant that there was something that I needed, or at least wanted It seemed to demand some kind of action on my part, and I had no idea what was supposed to come next This was a bit of an unusual story, and it was written similarly to The Perks of Being a Wallflower.I felt quite sorry for each of the characters in this story, even though she put on a brave face, Mira was obviously suffering with depression, and the lack of support she received from her parents was awful Poor Sebby also had a lack of support, and even his foster mother didn t seem to care much about him, and Jeremy was the victim of bullying, to the point where he had no friends at all You better not try to pretend to the boy who was in the psych ward with you for three weeks of our lives that you re the only crazy person sitting here The storyline in this was about Jeremy becoming friends with Mira and Sebby, and finally feeling like he had someone to rely on, as well as being able to help Mira and Sebby in return The pace in this was quite slow, but the underlying messages and relationships between the characters were the most interesting part of the story.There was some complicated romances springing but between these three, and there were some mentions of sexual acts See, Jeremy, girls aren t that hard to please The ending to this was pretty open, and could have done with being a little concrete really May we live the impossible life 7 out of 10

  • Vitor Martins

    Esse foi um dos melhores YAs contempor neos que eu li nos ltimos tempos Fans of the Impossible Life meio que uma mistura de It s Kind of a Funny Story com As vantagens de ser invis vel se voc gostou de um desses livros, tem grandes chances de voc gostar desse aqui Nesse livro aqui tem tanta gente representada Diversidade sexual, diversidade racial, diversidade de fam lias Personagens muito nicos escritos com muita profundidade A autora fala de depress o de um jeito muito real e em a Esse foi um dos melhores YAs contempor neos que eu li nos ltimos tempos Fans of the Impossible Life meio que uma mistura de It s Kind of a Funny Story com As vantagens de ser invis vel se voc gostou de um desses livros, tem grandes chances de voc gostar desse aqui Nesse livro aqui tem tanta gente representada Diversidade sexual, diversidade racial, diversidade de fam lias Personagens muito nicos escritos com muita profundidade A autora fala de depress o de um jeito muito real e em algumas cenas eu sentia tanto pelos personagens que queria entrar no livro e abra ar todos eles.O final um beijo e um soco ao mesmo tempo E eu realmente espero que mais gente leia esse livro

  • Kels

    Nope, not a fan I liked all of the characters, but I just really I mean REALLY disliked the writing style On top of being dull, it felt disjointed and awkward Also, there are three different POV s and three different tenses of writing for each uh, no Unfortunately, this just wasn t the book for me.

  • Samantha

    2.5 stars I originally rated this a 3.5 but had to drop my rating after I thought about all the problems I had with it More extensive thoughts will be on my channel and blog.

  • Sana

    The book is fucked up in all the right places and I need to process all the fuckery because hot damn Review to come This is the story of a girl, her gay best friend, and the boy in love with both of them I don t want to read below that line to know that I really, really, REALLY want to read Fans of the Impossible Life.Please be good.

  • Victor Almeida

    Ai, que soco no meu est mago quando eu pensei que estava tudo lindo e maravilhoso.Vamos l Esse livro me entreteve pra caramba Me apeguei aos personagens e eles me fizeram rir um monte, mas me emocionar tamb m um livro que fala de uma forma muito real sobre lidar com os seus dem nios diariamente Sobre se sentir preso em si mesmo, sozinho e sem esperan as Sobre a dura realidade de que n o somos capazes de salvar tudo e todos, apenas n s mesmos saber que, s vezes, as coisas n o dependem Ai, que soco no meu est mago quando eu pensei que estava tudo lindo e maravilhoso.Vamos l Esse livro me entreteve pra caramba Me apeguei aos personagens e eles me fizeram rir um monte, mas me emocionar tamb m um livro que fala de uma forma muito real sobre lidar com os seus dem nios diariamente Sobre se sentir preso em si mesmo, sozinho e sem esperan as Sobre a dura realidade de que n o somos capazes de salvar tudo e todos, apenas n s mesmos saber que, s vezes, as coisas n o dependem de n s Sobre projetar a solu o de seus problemas em algu m que, no fim das contas, tamb m possui defeitos.A narrativa muito gostosa e flu da na grande parte Me senti dentro daquele universo e junto daqueles personagens Mira, Jeremy e Sebby s o incr veis, e os di logos s o maravilhosos A nica coisa que me incomodou foi o ponto de vista do Sebby, pelo fato de ser contado em segunda pessoa Pra mim, ele era o personagem mais interessante e c mico , e acho que isso acabou tirando um pouco do impacto n o vou mentir tinha pregui a de ler os cap tulos dele por causa disso Alguns cap tulos pouqu ssimos se arrastaram demais em devaneios internos, e eu acho que esses problemas acabaram sendo melhor mostrados atrav s da pr pria trama e das atitudes dos personagens, ent o n o foram t o necess rios assim Eu ainda tenho as minhas d vidas em rela o ao romance , porque, apesar de eu n o ter me convencido no come o, achei que caminhou para uma conclus o justa no final.No mais, acabei me relacionando com todas essas dificuldades dos personagens Parece que eu tenho o dom de escolher o livro com a mensagem certa pra cada fase da minha vida Foi uma tima leitura entre outros livros mais pesados e, com certeza, vou guardar essa mensagem no cora o pro resto da vida Uma mensagem sobre se reencontrar e amar sem restri es, afinal O amor se lembra dos lugares onde pousou

  • Sophie

    I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher via NetGalley This in no way impacted on my view.Well, that was disappointing Like most people, I was originally drawn in by the first line of the synopsis This is the story of a girl, her gay best friend, and the boy in love with both of them. However, the romance was not between the three characters, and was barely existence What was there, between Sebby and Jeremy, was destructive, and not enjoyable at all I wouldn t even say you co I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher via NetGalley This in no way impacted on my view.Well, that was disappointing Like most people, I was originally drawn in by the first line of the synopsis This is the story of a girl, her gay best friend, and the boy in love with both of them. However, the romance was not between the three characters, and was barely existence What was there, between Sebby and Jeremy, was destructive, and not enjoyable at all I wouldn t even say you could exactly call it a relationship.I only finished reading this book last night, and already can t remember a lot of it That is not what you want from a book It was a book I forced myself to finish, and don t really understand why I didn t DNF it earlier I wasn t bad in the sense that it was a chore to finish, rather, it was simply boring Nothing kept my attention Out of the various characters we met, Mira was one of the only ones I liked, and I felt she was brought down by Sebby, and was better on her own Sebby was a character, who, for me, ruined the whole book I never liked him from the get go, and everything he did made me sort of hate him a little If the book was just Mira and Jeremy, with their other friends, I might have enjoyed it a lot .I also had a majot problem with the format of the book It was split between three PoV s Mira, Sebby, and Jeremy , which normally wouldn t bother me However, each one was in a different tense The split between 1st, 2nd, and 3rd tense was so choppy, and it ruined the reading experience Like I ve already said, if Mira and Jeremy were the only PoV s, it might not have been too bad If this is Scelsa s writing style, then I m sorry to say I won t be reading any of her books.Another thing that annoyed me, when I finished the book, was how many things weren t tied up, or answered What s happening with Rose and Ali Is Talia going to be punished How does Peter fare Do Mira and Julie get along now etc., etc I know you tend to get a lot of open ended contemporary YAs these days, but this was just taking it too far It seems a bit lazy, as if some of the plot points were just added for shock value, and nothing else.Yeah, so this book was not for me I understand that a lot of people enjoyed it, but I wasn t lucky enough If you think you can cope with the issues I had, then be my guest, and I wish you luck

  • Sarah

    I had such high hopes for Fans of the Impossible Life, the tag line The story of a girl, her gay best friend and the boy who falls in love with both of them. caught my attention the moment I saw it and I was expecting some kind of epic bisexual love triangle or possibly even a relationship that developed between all three main characters I m not usually a fan of love triangles but I would definitely put my irritation to one side for a story like that Unfortunately that isn t what this story I had such high hopes for Fans of the Impossible Life, the tag line The story of a girl, her gay best friend and the boy who falls in love with both of them. caught my attention the moment I saw it and I was expecting some kind of epic bisexual love triangle or possibly even a relationship that developed between all three main characters I m not usually a fan of love triangles but I would definitely put my irritation to one side for a story like that Unfortunately that isn t what this story is about so I ended up feeling incredibly disappointed I don t think that s necessarily the author s fault but whoever was in charge of writing that marketing tag line definitely did the book a disservice Hopefully if you go into it without that same expectation you ll end up enjoying the story much than I did.This book is told from three different points of view which should really allow us to get to know all of the main characters but for some reason I never really connected with any of them The POVs of Mira and Jeremy weren t too bad but the way Sebby s sections were written was completely jarring and the left me feeling completely disconnected from anything that happened to him His POV should have been the one that moved me most, he was really going through some very tough times, but I felt so distanced from him that I didn t even come to like him that much and I struggled to see why both Mira and Jeremy were so drawn to him He was supposed to be the brightest character, someone they both adored, but I just didn t feel it.I didn t really believe in the romance either which was incredibly disappointing The most realistic relationship was the friendship that developed between Mira and Jeremy, I really felt like they cared about each other and were there for each other but I didn t feel any chemistry or romantic love between them Sebby was a bit too distant and the way he kept so many secrets and held the others at arms length just didn t work for me There was also one particular scene between the three of them possibly the scene that was inspiration for the tag line that made me feel really uncomfortable, it never quite felt that all three of them were on board with what was happening and it seemed like their actions sprung from too much alcohol rather than any real desire they felt I was also uncomfortable about the actions of a certain teacher, he doesn t exactly do anything wrong but he definitely oversteps boundaries and I was extremely upset by the way things played out when they turned to him for help with a major problem they were having It felt a bit like it was sending a message to teenagers saying that going to an adult for help is just going to make matters worse so you re best off keeping silent and I don t think that s a helpful message to give.I have to give Kate Scelsa kudos for having such a diverse cast of characters though and she really does touch on some difficult issues We get some interesting insights into drug addiction, living in foster care, coping with mental health issues, coming from a mixed race family, having two gay parents and even questioning your own sexuality and I definitely enjoyed that about the story Unfortunately the rest of the story fell flat and it didn t really feel like any of them had achieved much by the end of the book, I was hoping to see them grow up and become comfortable in their own skins but I was left feeling that they were right back where they started only this time they had become codependent on each other for their survival.______________________________________Thoughts before reading The story of a girl, her gay best friend and the boy who falls in love with both of them. It only took one line of that blurb now I HAVE to read this