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Impossible Things

3.37 of 5 stars 3.37  ·  rating details  ·  67 ratings  ·  18 reviews
Cassidy Silver is not having a good year. Her engineer father is in the Middle East, her artist mother is too busy to listen to the painful details of her daughter's grade seven life, her genius younger brother is being bullied, and her best friend Chiaki has abandoned her to hang out with the meanest girls in school. Then Cassidy meets Victoria, who is telekinetic--she ca ...more
Paperback, 177 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by Orca Book Publishers (first published March 1st 2008)
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In this book, there is one character I want to talk about. Her name is Casidy Silver. Before years of speech therapy, she had a lisp. A lisp is when you have problems saying the sound 's' So if you say her name with a lisp, it sounds like 'Cathidy Thilver, Tchool Freak' Everyone thinks she's a freak. Even though she had speech therapy, her lisp comes back when she's sad or angry, or when emotions are running crazy. Or when she's anguished. She went through a lot, like people teasing her about be ...more
This book felt slightly simplistic, but overall there is a ring of authenticity to it. While the main character doesn't face any large horrific situation, she instead suffers from smaller and much more common issues of bullying, fitting in, dealing with bad teachers and absent parents, and learning to make friends. Middle grade readers could benefit from reading this realistic fiction.
I really like this book, it was a really exciting in the middle of it. It really did capture my attention and what capture my attention was the cover of the book. It just looked really interesting with a fether. The book is about a girl, who is pretty much an outcast at school, and she gets bullied by the "popular girls" at school. Then a new girl came to school. Her name was Victoria, but she was not a normal girl. She knew teleknisis. Which means she has the ablilty to move things with her min ...more
So far so good. This book is about a girl who is going thru a tough time in 7th grade. But then she meets this girl named Victoria, and Cassidy, the main character, finds out that Victoria has telekinesis power. That is were I am right now. Im enjoying this book so much that I can't put it down. But a thought that I have is: Why doesnt CassidyBelieve Victoria that Victoria has the special paower of telekinesis??????
Charlou Lunsford
A good book to recommend to a middle school reluctant reader girl. Cassidy, 7th grade, finds the friend she needs and wants in the new girl, Victoria. This book has it all; distant parents, a caring teacher, bullies, a younger brother to protect, an older no good brother, and outsiders coming together to make a great group of supportive friends.
Nidhi Ransi
the book was alright. sometimes i was really into it but most times i wanted to put it down and start something new. but because i can never put a book down halfway i kept reading.
I thought this was a well written story with an interesting plot and realistic characters. The theme of tackling bullying deserves attention. An enjoyable mid grade read.
It was okay, but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone or rave about how good it was... The characters made you stress because they made the worse decisions.
Sierra Jones
this is a book full of wonderful. It has drama and action read to see the thrills. This is realyamzing book. It shows how friends come togther.
Outcast Cassidy Silver (or Cathidy Thilver, as she used to lisp) makes friends with a new girl who has telekinetic powers.
A nice--in the best sense of the word--story of a seventh grader learning about the power of believing in herself.
Olivia Simon
Well written, not entirely sure where the plot was going at times. A good read overall!
Courtney Ali
i really liked this book i want to keep reading robin stevenson's books
Liked the family relationships in this one: far from perfect, but still caring.
Good book for girls about teasing and bullying. Very sweet.
This book is great and some people can relate in real life.
See upcoming SLJ for the official review...
Jessica V
Simple but not remotely memorable.
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Robin Stevenson is an award winning author of numerous novels for teens and children. Her books include the Silver Birch Award winner, Record Breaker, and the Governor General's Award finalist, A Thousand Shades of Blue. Her newest young adult novel, The World Without Us, will be released in February 2015. Robin lives on the west coast of Canada, with her partner and son.
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