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Almost Impossible

3.69  ·  Rating details ·  1,124 ratings  ·  274 reviews
Fans of Sarah Dessen, Stephanie Perkins, and Jenny Han will delight as the fireworks spark and the secrets fly in this delicious summer romance from a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author.

When Jade decided to spend the summer with her aunt in California, she thought she knew what she was getting into. But nothing could have prepared her for Quentin. Jade hasn't
Paperback, 256 pages
Published June 19th 2018 by Crown Books for Young Readers (first published June 18th 2018)
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3.5 stars!!!


Jade is a teenager, but at seventeen, she’s never lived the ‘normal life’ of a teen. Her mom is a popular musician and she’s spent all her youth traveling around. She’s seen a lot, but never felt rooted anywhere. She decides to spend the summer before her senior year with her aunt and have a real teenage experience. She gets a job, she makes a friend, she meets a boy….

Jade and Quentin didn’t expect to hit it off the way they did, but they had chemistry straight away. I liked both
Jun 29, 2018 added it
DNF @28%. No rating.
Sophie "Beware Of The Reader"
May 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
I’ve been given an ARC of this book and it has no influence on my willing and honest review.

4 stars.

Almost Impossible is the perfect book to read alongside the pool on a summer day. It is easy to read filled with lovable characters and under the light tones some heavy topics as shouldering responsibilities, making the right moral choices even if the road is hard are skillfully broached.

This story revolves around Jade and Quentin, two people meeting in the summer before entering their last year o
Jennifer Kyle
Jun 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Sweet ya summer read
Heather❀Book and a Blanket❀
Need a great summer romance? Pick this one up please! This was a wonderful, refreshing YA with mature characters experiencing that sweet high school romance.

Jade and Quentin's interaction from the start had me captivated. Their banter was smart, witty and fun! Jade's mom is in a popular rock band and she has spent her entire life travelling around the world on tours with the band. She decides to stay with her aunt for the summer in 'suburbia' to experience the life of a normal teenager. Our coup
Bookphenomena (Micky)
I enjoyed every page of this book and I just wish it had been a little longer and perhaps a little deeper at times. Nicole Williams has always had solid YA roots and this contemporary tale with an unusual approach to a trope was pretty fantastic.

Jade had a background that I really enjoyed reading about. Her entrance to California for some much-needed roots in her life was refreshing, her home with her aunt, uncle and cousins left me wanting more details especially the aunt/uncle relationship. Ho
Elle's Book Blog
May 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Release Date: June 19, 2018
Genre: Young Adult Romance
Actual Rating: 3.5 stars

Almost Impossible is a great book for teens and young adults. Normally, I try and stay away from YA romances because they seem... Immature? But I was drawn to this one based on the cover and description. All in all, I think Nicole did a great job with this story. She made her characters believable and even added real world problems that affect (or CAN affect) any teen. I won't say what because it would spoil the s
Mar 13, 2018 rated it liked it
Review can also be found on my blog.

A few words to describe this book: cute, innocent, quiet, small

In other words, the perfect summer beach read. It sorta read like a Nicholas Sparks Jr. book. lol Sparks for Teens. Somebody trademark that, quick. You know how in all of Sparks' books, it's pretty quiet and then there's that one twist that you don't see coming? Same story here. I did not see that twist coming at all.

I think that the cover of this book is absolutely perfect for the story. It looks
Jun 07, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
Let me start off by first saying that in my personal opinion, a 3 star book is a good book and one that I would recommend to people. I find that people cringe when they see 3 star and think the book isn't that great. It's not that, it's more along the lines of the book was a good read, but not one that will stick with me forever.

Almost Impossible is a sweet and easy read for just about anyone. There isn't any over the top drama and nothing too hot and heavy for a YA read.

Jade was my favorite par
Jacqueline's Reads
Apr 06, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya, arc
2.5 - 3 Stars

I picked up this book because it looked and sounded adorable. I’m not a huge fan of realistic YA books, but I do read them from time to time and I enjoy the innocence of the read.

The book starts out very cute. Jade is a hippie loving child and her mom is going on tour. Jade has traveled all over the world and she wants to spend one summer in the same home, enjoying the normal teenage dream.

I liked Jade. I found her cute, quirky and I liked that the book is in her POV. She’s very sm
Jun 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 / 5 Fangs

Almost Impossible was a great summer romance novel! This was the perfect book to pick up when I was craving a contemporary with romance, banter, feels, and some drama sprinkled in!

The main character, Jade, was a very likable character. She was a very practical and level-headed girl. I related to her SO HARD when she just wanted to stay inside an read books! She was someone that didn't really take risks if she had any thought of it not working. I liked that she was always someone who
Aimee ♥ | Aimee, Always
Really cheesy and kinda annoying (!!!) at some parts, but overall it’s a sweet read if you’re into that kind of thing

Yesy (The Book Vagrant)
well this was not at all what I expected it to be

Bookgasms Book Blog
May 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: shelly
I consider myself a lover of YA books, but I've found this category so hit or miss for me lately, that I was beginning to wonder if I'd actually finally aged out of them. With Almost Impossible it became clear to me that I just haven't been lucky enough to pick up the right ones lately. Because this book? It was almost everything I love about YA.

I was completely charmed by the smart writing and the sharp, snappy banter between Quentin and Jade. I became frustrated sometimes, particularly with Ja
Jun 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary, romance, ya
Jade has spent her whole life on the road with her rock star mom. But this summer she wants the typical American high school summer. She’s on a mission to figure out who she is and on the way, with the encouragement from her mom, get herself into a little trouble. That is, with the hot boy next door, Quentin.

The Story-
This book is the epitome of the poolside read. I mean, a quarter of it is spent with Jade working at a pool ogling a cute boy. Aside from that, Almost Impossible provided a quick a
Carlene Inspired
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Told from the perspective of main character Jade Abbot, Almost Impossible follows the teen on her journey of normal American life discovery. Raised on the road with her famous rock star mom, Jade is desperate to experience a summer of stability, to get a glimpse at what is to come in college. What she doesn't plan on is losing the freedom she is accustomed to and discovering that maybe living in one place isn't as simple as she though, not with a b
I've been overwhelmed with emotional reads lately and needed something refreshing to cleanse my palette. I relied on one of my most beloved authors to fill the the bill, and she delivered in the best way. Almost Impossible was delightful and everything I seek in contemporary YA; lovable hero and heroine, adorable setting, strong secondary characters, and a sweet coming of age story, sprinkled with romance.

"Some people have to live with what life throws at them."

Despite her unusual upbringing,
Three Chicks
Jun 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 Could Not Love it More Stars!
Review by Trinette Dungee

Jade Abbott is seventeen years old and she’s traveled the world a few times over. With a mom who’s the lead singer for one of the most popular bands in the world she’s grown up on the road, home schooled and living the life that any other red blooded teenager would kill for. However, all Jade wants is a chance to be a regular teenager and when she manages to convince her mom to let her spend her summer before senior year with her straight-l
Samantha (WLABB)
Jul 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Jade had spent her whole life on the road with her mom as she toured the world with her band. This summer, the last summer before she was due to put down roots at the college of her choice, she wanted to experience an authentic American teenage summer and stay in one place. She had a few secret plans up her sleeve, but she never planned on Quentin capturing her heart.

• Pro: As a single mom, I love seeing single parent families depicted in books, and I really like when they DON'T show the family
Marieke ~ Marieke's Books
Jun 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, romance, high-school
I know Nicole Williams mostly for her emotional stories, so when I learned she was working on a different kind of book, my inner book nerd was intrigued. Not that I don’t trust the author with writing another great story, but would I personally like it? Almost Impossible tells the story of Jade, who’s going to spend the summer with family to live like a normal teenager for once. And oh, she falls in love. I’ve enjoyed this sweet story very much.
“I already knew it. I could feel it—from the ner
Tara | Slow Readers Blog
Originally posted on Slow Readers Blog

Almost Impossible is a sweet young adult story about first love, learning who you are, and discovering what life has to offer. And like every other Nicole Williams book I’ve read, I loved every bit of it.

Jade is a teenage girl who has lived out most teenagers’ fantasies her whole life – traveling the world. She’s never stayed in one place for too long, so she decides to do just that the summer before her senior year. She moves in with her aunt and uncle to e
Belly (Books 4 Girls)
Jun 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
I received an ARC in exchange of an honest review.

My review:

First of all, I would like to thank Nicole Williams and Ardent Prose PR for this ARC.

I was curious to discover this YA story, being more accustomed to Nicole’s contemporary romances.

This story is about Jade, a not-so-ordinary teenager who decides to spend a summer with her aunt in California rather than with her mother on tour. This girl is already very mature for her age and has an eye on life t
Diana Laura (The Bookish Sisters)
Full blog post here!!

4 / 5 stars
I honestly didn’t expect to enjoy this book as much as I did! I was pleasantly surprised I even shed some tears at one point near the end because when I started reading this book I was numb. I don’t know if reading this book at two in the morning when I was literally falling off my couch from the tiredness affected me or what but during the first half of the story I tried my hardest to get invested in the story and the characters’ lives and I just couldn’t. I fe
Brooke H

I picked up this book because I love Sarah Dessen and Jenny Han and it said lovers of those authors will love this. I was not disappointed!!

This book was shorter than what I’m used to but a wonderful summery read nonetheless!☀️

I loved it. It was chill and simple, just what I was looking for through this quarantine (as I have been trying to read more realistic and contemporary novels).

Though I feel like there was some of the back story that was a little lost, unclear or we di
Jun 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Almost Impossible is the perfect summer read. It takes the reader on a journey with Jade, who wants to experience summer as a regular teen. Her mom is a famous singer and so she's lived on the road for all her life. She stays with aunt and uncle and experiences a summer job and her first real relationship.

Overall, I liked this book. I would say my rating is between 3.5 and 4 stars. The novel is very readable and I found myself flying through the pages. I pretty much read a good portion of the bo
Jun 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Almost Impossible by Nicole Williams is a delightful young adult romance. Jade has grown up touring with her famous mother's rock band and wants to spend one summer with her aunt living a normal life. Jade has an adjustment to make because her aunt and uncle are strict, and Jade has always been responsible with no rules. Jade also meets Quentin who is hiding a secret, but she can't help but fall for him. I really enjoyed this delightful book, and am looking forward to reading more books by this ...more
Jul 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Quentin. Another male character of Nicole’s I had the pleasure of swooning over. Just when I thought I had it all figured out...I did not. Flabbergasted is an understatement. Nicole has the best surprises and I could live off her YA stories. I mean, I’d be hungry, but I’d be satisfied to just read her YA for the rest of time. Jade is happily balanced between a free spirit and a responsible teen. I became emotional along with Jade on her journey and I didn’t want her story to end. I’ll never have ...more
Chelsey Ellice
Oh my, what an adorable read. Loved it. Was hard to put down! I actually loved how forward he was about his feelings. I did not see the twist happen at the end coming but loved it!
2.5 stars

Predictable. I was expecting cute and fluffy romance, but this one didn’t really deliver. I didn’t find the ending satisfying either, but I loved the close relationship between Jade and her mom.
Feb 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018-read
This is a cute, quick read that provides a good young adult romance for the beach. If that's what you're looking for, I recommend picking this one up.

This review is based upon a complimentary copy provided by the publisher in exchange for honest feedback.
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