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Six Impossible Things: 05/18/17
Six Impossible Things by Fiona Wood is about a teenage boy and his mom trying to adjust to a complete change in fortune. Dan's parents are recently divorced because his Dad has come out as gay. Now they've moved into a house they've inherited (more or less) and Mom is struggling to keep her wedding cake company afloat.
Dan does his best to cope by working through a list of things he wants to do — a list things that seem impossible. On that list is getting to know the girl next door better.
Six Impossible Things isn't my first list driven YA but it has a bunch of other things working for it. There's the old house — which I kept picturing as Phryne Fisher's house but in modern times (I know, different city). There are tons of things in there to be discovered.
Then there is the mother's catering business. It's not going well but starting afresh is always tough. I liked her pluck, her resolve, and her unusual cake ideas.
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