Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Six Impossible Things by Fiona Wood

Dan's whole life has changed.  He had a happy family - he thought - until his father revealed that he is gay and that his business has gone bankrupt.  Now Dan and his mother have nothing.  Luckily, they have inherited a great aunt's house so they have somewhere to live but the house smells of cat and dog pee and since it is an historical building they cannot make any changes to it and own nothing in it.  They also can't afford Dan's exclusive school so he will be attending the nearby public school for the first time. Dan is determined to make an impression as a cool guy but fails almost immediately when he becomes a target for the school bully.  That doesn't help him in his quest to cross off number one on his list of impossible things - kissing the beautiful girl next door.

Although I wasn't totally swept away by this book I did enjoy it.  One of my favorite things about it is that Dan's life didn't get better overnight, he had to put in a lot of work to slowly turn things around.  Although I was hoping things would turn out well, I'm not sure it's likely that his crush would actually forgive him for what he has done which is pretty awful.