Larrabee told me three things about All the Impossible Things by Linsday Lackey:
- It has lots of awesome animals, including a giant tortoise named Tuck (after Tuck Everlasting).
- It would make me cry.
- I would find it impossible to put down.
All were true.
All the Impossible Things is the story of 11-year-old Red. She’s been in foster care since the death of her grandmother and the arrest of her mother on drug charges three years ago.
Like her mother, Red has power over the wind. Whenever she is upset or angry, she struggles to keep her feelings inside for fear of causing a dangerous windstorm.
Red’s latest foster family is an older couple who run the Groovy Petting Zoo. They love animals and books, and they seem like they could be a good fit. But when Red’s mother is released from prison early, she’s no longer sure where she belongs.
All the Impossible Things addresses difficult issues, but it is a hopeful book. I highly recommend it.