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BOOK REVIEW: Fans of the Impossible Life by Kate Scelsa

About the BookFans of the Impossible Life
by Kate Scelsa


This is the story of a girl, her gay best friend, and the boy in love with both of them.

Ten months after her recurring depression landed her in the hospital, Mira is starting over as a new student at Saint Francis Prep. She promised her parents she would at least try to act like a normal, functioning human this time around, not a girl who sometimes 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 a mischievous glint in his eye.

Sebby, Mira’s gay best friend, is a boy who seems to carry sunlight around with him like a backlit halo. Even as life in his foster home starts to take its toll, Sebby and Mira together craft a world of magic rituals and secret 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.

A captivating and profound debut novel, “Fans of the Impossible Life” is a story about complicated love and the friendships that change you forever.

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Two words: awesomely quirky.

It’s such an original and diverse story about three dysfunctional people who don’t fit, how they accept who they are and eventually, learn that fitting in is overrated. Sebby, a sunny gay and Mira who tackles depression are best friends who stand out not only because of their overall quirkiness but their nonchalance for society in general. They soon meet Jeremy, a shy person still trying to find his place and overcome a bullying incident. Together, they make an AWESOME trio. There are laughs, cringes and moments where you want to cry because the developing friendship between these three is something you will DEFINITELY want to read.

When society asked for more diversity in books, KATE SCELSA GAVE IT TO US. And it wasn’t just diversity just for the sake of it, Ms Scelsa used it to not only point out that everyone is beautiful despite what people think but also to address the fact that these people are being bullied and discriminated in a wrong way. I don’t want to spoil what happens in this book but serious shit happens to Sebby, Mira and Jeremy just because of who they are. I just wanted to bash everyone in this books who was insensitive and just out-right mean *sings Taylor Swift*.

They’re all such vivid characters: Sebby with his bubbly yet sarcastic outbursts, Mira with her chronic thrift shopping and Jeremy with his meekness that just melts your heart. They will all capture your heart with their distinct personalities and inner troubles.

And also just a heads up, I did not see the love triangle in this story at all. You can figure out the rest yourself when you read the book *wink*.

The writing is superb!!! It’s written in three POV styles. Jeremy is written in 1st person, Mira in 3rd person and Sebby in 2nd. ISN’T THAT AWESOME!!! I literally fangirled when I figured this out, flailing and everything.

Not only is that SO AWESOME but the it’s done so well. We are literally put in Sebby’s shoes in the 2nd person writing. You have his thoughts, actions and emotions as if it’s your own and it just captured my heart. I only wish that we had more Sebby chapters so I could enjoy this writing more.

I loved the effort Ms Scelsa put into this book! She created something so unique and beautiful. And just a fangirl side note: SHE COMMENTED WHEN I INSTAGRAMMED HER BOOK!!!!

Sorry for the late post, you guys!!!




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