Six Impossible Things

Six Impossible Things

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In this charming story of one guy's efforts to get it together when his life is falling apart, award-winning author Fiona Wood introduces an irresistible voice and a delightfully awkward character who is impossible to forget.

1. Kiss Estelle.

2. Get a job.

3. Cheer my mother up.

4. Try not to be a complete nerd/loser.

5. Talk to my father when he calls.

6. Figure out how to be good.

Nerd-boy Dan Cereill is not quite coping with a whole heap of problems, including a reversal of family fortune, moving, new-school hell, a mother with a failing wedding cake business, a just-out gay dad, and a massive crush on Estelle, the girl next door. His life is a mess, but for now he's narrowed it down to just six impossible things....
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 145 x 211 x 30mm | 408g
  • United States
  • English
  • 0316242160
  • 9780316242165
  • 1,277,540

Review quote

With sensitivity and humor, Wood (Wildlife) traces the roller-coaster life of a boy in the midst of significant upheaval. Dan's honesty, smarts, and earnest efforts to do good may not earn him any popularity points at school, but they will win readers' affection and admiration.--PW
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About Dr Fiona Wood

Fiona Wood lives in Melbourne, Australia. Her first novel, Six Impossible Things, was short-listed for the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year (Older Readers). Wildlife, her first novel published in the United States, was named the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year (Older Readers) and was short-listed for various other awards. This year, Cloudwish was also named Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year (Older Readers) and won the Indie Book Award (Australia) for young adult fiction.
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Rating details

3,902 ratings
3.74 out of 5 stars
5 27% (1,054)
4 34% (1,340)
3 28% (1,087)
2 7% (280)
1 4% (141)
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