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Forget-Her-Nots by Amy Brecount White
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Language and Art in the Navajo Universe by Gary Witherspoon
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Mr. Toppit by Charles Elton
Niño Wrestles the World by Yuyi Morales
Once Upon a Curse by E.D. Baker
101 Things I Hate About Your House by James Swan
The People Inside by Ray Fawkes
Shackleton: Antarctic Odyssey by Nick Bertozzi
Strange Fruit, Volume 1 by Joel Christian Gill
Unicorns? Get Real! by Kathryn Lasky
Unthinkable by Nancy Werlin
Whiteoaks of Jalna by Mazo de la Roche
Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke
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Comments for Unthinkable

Unthinkable: 02/26/15

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Unthinkable by Nancy Werlin is the sequel to Impossible. The original woman who has been cursed for centuries to live as the plaything of the faeries has been given an opportunity for freedom now that curse has been broken.

To gain her freedom and her mortality, she has to betray the safety of her family three times. To do this, she is sent to live with Lucy, her husband and their daughter. Sounds like a hokey set up but I was willing to play along.

Basically this one is a time travel and family betrayal story. Time travel from the past to the present plots are often fraught with problems. The goal is to show how modern life is today. This is often done by showing how confusing modern day contraptions are. But these scenes are often played for humor. Yet if a modern day person is sent either direction in time, usually that protagonist is show as being able to figure everything out.

So we have Frenella the originally cursed who has watched "countless generations" of her daughters succumb to the curse. Presumably she's watched other aspects of life too. But no, she gets confused by all sorts of things. So much of the first half of the book is wasted on her doting family explaining modern life to her that I just had to stop.

It was such a disappointment after the other two Werlin books I've read.

One star

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