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Almost Impossible

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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.

A fun and relatable summer read for fans of Sarah Dessen and Jenny Han." -School Library Journal

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 been in suburbia long and even she knows her annoying (and annoyingly cute) next-door neighbor spells T-R-O-U-B-L-E.

And when Quentin learns Jade plans to spend her first American summer hiding out reading books, he refuses to be ignored. Sneaking out, staying up, and even a midnight swim, Quentin is determined to give Jade days--and nights--worth remembering.

But despite their storybook-perfect romance, every time Jade moves closer, Quentin pulls away. And when rumors of a jilted ex-girlfriend come to light, Jade knows Quentin is hiding a secret--and she's determined to find out what it is.

"Unique, well-plotted summer romance" --Booklist

From Publishers Weekly

Apr 23, 2018 – After her single mother's rock band hits it big and goes on tour, Jade stays put for the summer in California with her extremely overprotective aunt. Jade has moved from place to place with her mother's band since she was a baby and she wants to know what a stable life is like. Soon, she has a pink bedroom, a job at the neighborhood pool, and a sort-of boyfriend, Quentin. Williams (Trusting You & Other Lies) adds many layers to Jade's life: Jade wants to know the father she's never met, she's struggling with her aunt's rules, she misses her mother, and she knows that the seemingly perfect Quentin has secrets. The narrative stays squarely on the emotional surface, saving the unfolding events especially the reveals about Quentin from falling into melodrama, but readers may wish that Williams devoted a little more time and space to exploring Jade's feelings about all of her recent life changes. Still, Quentin shows himself to be a worthy partner, and their ultimately satisfying romance makes for a breezy summer read. Ages 14 up.

Customer Reviews

it’s a fun story full of fun, flirt, and life lessons.

Almost Impossible is Nicole William’s next YA novel. I don’t read many YA and if I do they are usually darker ones but this one came at the perfect time! I wanted something lighter. Something that would take me back.

Jade had never stayed in one place for too long. Her life was on the road with her mom and her band. She loved it. Loved the traveling and experiences but she wanted one summer where she could stay in one place. Have a bedroom. A dresser even. A job that a teenage would have instead of a girl who acted as a band manager. That was why she was here. At her aunt and uncle’s house is suburbia. She wanted one summer to be a regular teenager. She might have had her freedom on the road but that was because she was a very responsible person. This summer she was told to live. To have fun. Not too much but enough to learn so lessons in life. What she didn’t expect was him. Quentin. Head life guard and the boy who looked like trouble.

Quentin didn’t see her coming. Really. She scared him but he was up for the challenge. He wanted to get to know her. She was different than the other girls. She understood him. She made him laugh. She made him think. He might have looked cool and acted cool but he was full of surprises. And she was too. They had one summer to discover them. What will happen when it was time for Jade to hit the road again?

I loved this story. I thought it was cute, fun, flirty, and real. I loved the characters. Jade knows what she wants. She is responsible, strong, witty, and smart. Quentin is the just the perfect amount of arrogant, responsible, strong, and smart. Both of them love their families, want to have safe fun, and live their lives to the fullest. I thought they were just so cute.’s a fun story full of fun, flirt, and life lessons.


“Why don’t you try creating your own story instead of living inside the pages of someone else’s imagination?”

“A bad influence and an ego checker? I think I’m smitten.”

Worst Idea Ever? Nice to meet you. Jade Abbott. I’m sure we’ll be best friends forever.

Almost Impossible
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  • Category: Romance
  • Published: Jun 19, 2018
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
  • Print Length: 272 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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