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Impossible Things

by Robin Stevenson

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self-esteem & self-reliance, friendship, paranormal
list price: $8.95
also available: eBook
published: 2008
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
9 to 12
4 to 7
Reading age:
9 to 12
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  • Short-listed, Chocolate Lily nominee
  • Short-listed, SYRCA Diamond Willow nominee
  • Commended, CCBC Best Books
  • Commended, Resource Links "The Year's Best"
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Cassidy Silver is not having a good year. Her engineer father is in the Middle East, her artist mother is too busy to listen to the painful details of her daughter's grade seven life, her genius younger brother is being bullied, and her best friend Chiaki has abandoned her to hang out with the meanest girls in school. Then Cassidy meets Victoria, who is telekinetic—she can move objects with her mind. Cassidy, desperate to not be the only ordinary person in her family, thinks learning telekinesis could be the answer to all her problems. But is Victoria telling the truth? And is telekinesis really the solution?

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It felt good to laugh with someone. Actually, it felt better than good. So probably I shouldn't wreck it by asking her if she'd done something in class…something impossible. Definitely I shouldn't. She'd just think I was nuts and that everyone was right about me.

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Editorial Reviews

"Realistic fiction with a twist."

— School Library Journal


— The Vancouver Sun

"This book had me hooked."

— Resource Links

"A perfect selection to lift the spirits of the observers, the outcasts, and the creative individualists who find the road of adolescence a painful one."


"[It] will appeal to adolescent girls, especially for those on the margins and who need more space. Recommended."

— CM Magazine
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About the Author

Robin Stevenson

Robin Stevenson is the author of more than twenty-five books for kids and teens, including The Summer We Saved the Bees and Pride Colors. The first edition of her nonfiction book Pride: Celebrating Diversity & Community (2016) won a Stonewall Honor and was shortlisted for numerous other awards. Robin lives in Victoria, British Columbia.
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