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Book Review: Fans Of The Impossible Life by Kate Scelsa

* I am reviewing this book which I was gifted for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own. *

Title: Fans Of The Impossible Life 
Author: Kate Scelsa
Publisher: MyKindaBook
Source: Netgalley


Book Summary:

Mira is starting over at Saint Francis Prep. She promised her parents she would at least try to pretend that she could act like a functioning human this time, not a girl who 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 mischief glinting in his eye.

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

Book Review:

I had Fans Of The Impossible Life for years before I started it last year even though I had heard some good things when it first came. I then picked it up on a whim as I found that I was really engrossed in the story and connected to the characters. Even though Fans Of The Impossible Life is an older book, I would still recommend picking it up from your backlist.

I can understand why this book may not appeal to people. The book gives each of the three characters a different narrative choice, so one is in first, the other second person and the final one in the third. I think that this really lends itself to the story and gave an insight into the minds of the characters. I do understand that there would be confusing but I think that it works and was an integral part of why I loved the book.

The characters are also really messy but I liked the messiness. I think that teenagers are complicated and they through troubles and that is basically what happens in this book. Most of the three characters are queer and have mental health issues (It has been a while since I read it so I can't remember specifically what they are). I liked this part of the story and even though there is not much plot, this allowed me to fully connect with them and be along for the ride. And it is one hell of a ride.

This book was also described as a bisexual love triangle and I would definitely agree with this statement as there was a variety of different dynamics which evolved through the story. Also, I liked to support a queer story and this was definitely one of them.

Basically, I did enjoy this book and I think that it has gone under the radar in the last couple of years but I would recommend.

The Verdict:

Fans Of The Impossible is an important and worthwhile read that has gone under the radar in recent years but is definitely worth the read.

Have you read Fans Of The Impossible Life? Do you want to? Let me know in the comments. 


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