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All the Impossible Things Red S Inexplicable Power Over The Wind Comes From Her Mother Whenever Ruby Red Byrd Is Scared Or Angry, The Wind Picks Up And Being Placed In Foster Care, Moving From Family To Family, Tends To Keep The Skies Stormy Red Knows She Has To Learn How To Control It, But Can T Figure Out HowThis Time, The Wind Blows Red Into The Home Of The Grooves, A Quirky Couple Who Run A Petting Zoo, Complete With A Dancing Donkey And A Giant Tortoise With Their Own Curious Gifts, Celine And Jackson Groove Seem To Fit Like A Puzzle Piece Into Red S HeartBut Just When Red Starts To Settle Into Her New Life, A Fresh Storm Rolls In, One She Knows All Too Well Her Mother For So Long, Red Has Longed To Have Her Mom Back In Her Life, And She S Quickly Swept Up In The Vortex Of Her Mother S Chaos Now Red Must Decide The Possible From The Impossible If She Wants To Overcome Her Own Tornadoes And Find The Family She Needs

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    Many books falsely present themselves as a good fit for fans of The Thing About Jellyfish, but All the Impossible Things is the real deal Meaning, if you re looking for a book to tear your heart from your chest, rend it through storm winds, and return it battered and bruised, then this is the book for you A tearful, heartfelt, hope filled tale of an eleven year old girl navigating the foster care system in search of a place to call home Lackey s soaring debut reminds us that family can be found in surprising places and love can achieve the impossible.

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    When darkness closes in, though, the stars shine brightest I received an ARC of All the Impossible Things at BookExpo, this in no way impacts my review However, my review is based on an unfinished and uncorrected copy, please note that the story and quotes may differ from the final book. The tenth and last book of my 10 books in 3 weeks project4.2 starsRuby Red Byrd is eleven year old and yet at her young age, she has already dealt with than most adults Born to a teenage single mother who developed an addiction to prescription pills, she was raised by her grandmother Gamma for the few first years of her life Gamma is a sunshine ray of hope and smiles, she teaches Red that things often look impossible until they are made, for instance, going to the moon seemed fantasy until someone went Together they keep a diary with all those not so impossible actions, and it gives Red hope every time she thinks she is not capable of something This is when Gamma is diagnosed with cancer and then dies after months of treatments Knowing the difference between hard and impossible is important Lots of things in life are hard But nothing is impossible Red returns with her mother for a while, but she soon starts spiralling and is arrested for drug possession and is sent to prison Without any family member left to take care of her, she has spent the last three years in the foster care system, moving from family to family, from school to school, and it hasn t always been pretty Her caseworker is trying to do her best to find Red the best suited family, but every time things go wrong Red knows that the lack of stability is because of from her wind, a gift she inherited from her mother Whenever her emotions get wild, especially when she feels threatened or angry it impacts the wind, which starts blowing The stronger the emotion, the stronger the tempest Red has no restrained over her wind and she tries her best to contain it within herself, she knows that she will have to learn to control it before someone gets hurt.Being bounced from house to house had made Red cynical, she stopped opening up to the families, keeping a safe emotional distance and desperately waiting for her mother to get out of jail, and when her latest placement didn t work out, Red is placed to a new foster home with Celine and Jackson Groove, a retired couple and their many dogs, who run a petting zoo with rescued animals including a dancing donkey, a 400 lb tortoise Celine and Jackson are extremely patient, they also have their own problems, but they always respect Red, her complicated story and her decisions, giving her all the space and time she needs to settle down Where other foster parents would have urged her and demanded to know what was her deal, the Grooves recognised small victories without pushing The trust they gave her was primordial Sometimes strangers feel like family And sometimes my family feels like a stranger I love how Red slowly healed thanks to the rescued animals Taking care of another living being that had been through a lot was really therapeutic, like a mirror of her situation The unfailing loyalty of Gandalf the dog, the tenderness of a goat or the love of Tuck the giant turtle were perfectly written and never failed to amaze me Red connected with Tuck instantaneously after learning how his shell was injured, and she vowed to protect him I also adore the friendship she wovens with her neighbour Marvin whose family is Hawaiian Marvin has such positive energy, he is always cheerful and helpful, I loved how he wanted to share his culture by bringing Hawaiian food to school or trying to start a Hawaiian cooking show online.Red is growing comfortable in her new situation, surrounded by unconditional love, when she finds out that her mother has actually been out of prison for months now and that she hasn t reached out As soon as she is allowed to visit her, her delight is tempered by her mother s usual careless behaviour As her mother s custody hearing approaches, Red asks Marvin for help to make a video to convince the judge that she has to be placed back in her mother s care But, as we learned, things never go as planned Grief isn t like anger Anger can burn out It can be released But grief is something that becomes a part of you And you either grow comfortable with it and learn to live your life in a new way, or you get stuck in it, and it destroys you All the Impossible Things is honestly one of the best middle grade I ve ever read, the writing is beautiful and the story is the perfect balance between happy and sad, both heart breaking and heart warming at the same time I often reproach to books that they are telling instead of showing, but here I feel all the emotions with all my heart I was a bit confused with the use of the wind power Red had, it s always weird to have magic included in a totally normal world, and after many debating I think that the wind is actually a metaphor of her feelings, the she feels desperate, the she has this uncontrollable feeling deep inside her Overall, this book shows the utmost importance of a loving family that needs to surround a growing child and that family is not necessarily where you are born but it is actually where you find it, the one that makes you feel like you belong.

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    ALL THE IMPOSSIBLE THINGS is one of the best middle grade books I ve ever had the privilege of reading The book follows the story of 11 year old Ruby who goes by the nickname Red Red is dealing with a whole lot of hard stuff grandmother s death, mother in prison, and having been shuttled in and out of some pretty awful foster homes Through it all, Red keeps a secret her emotions impact the wind She can create a wild and dangerous storm We meet Red as she is leaving one foster home and being taken to a new one Reluctant to share much with her new foster parents Celine and Jackson , Red maintains a safe emotional distance Thankfully, Celine and Jackson are able to respect that Red has lots to deal with and that she must do so on her timeline, not theirs They lovingly navigate their growing love for her in the midst of valuing Red s only goal being returned to a mother who can t quite get her act together Celine and Jackson are kind and patient and have stories of their own, which are woven nicely into Red s They are also the owners of a petting zoo Red meets an array of animals, including a rescue tortoise named Tuck She connects with Tuck instantly, especially when she learns how he obtained the scar on his shell A fun loving boy Marvin who lives close by adds humour and levity.This is a story about love, forgiveness, belonging, and what it really means to be a family My profound thanks to Lindsay Lackey and NetGalley for an advanced copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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    Feeling All the Love for ALL THE IMPOSSIBLE THINGS I m so in love with All the Impossible Things This is a truly special, beautifully written middle grade novel both poignant and super hopeful MC Ruby Red is relatable, resilient and brave, and currently stuck in the foster system while her single mom attempts to get her act together Red s added complication is that her emotions affect the wind, which means when she s upset, she might just cause a tornado I fell in love with all the characters, whether two legged or four Red s new foster parents are good, nurturing people who own a petting zoo which boasts way too many adorable animals to fall in love with, most especially Red s favorite Tuck Everlasting the tortoise but also, Fezzik the donkey, and so many , each one perfectly named Bronte, Frodo, and Lancelot, etc All the Impossible Things is a loving and kind story about made families and about being hopeful even when things feel impossible It made me laugh and cry, and warmed my heart and soul Reading it was a magical experience This one is going on my favorites shelf.

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    Alright, so I m back to that middle grade reading spree Granted, it hasn t felt like much of a spree yet since this is only the third middle grade book I ve read this summer Spree or not, I received a free copy of All the Impossible Things from Netgalley and read the whole thing in one night.The first thing I want to say is that I want to meet Gandalf the dog and give her treats and play fetch and be her friend Really, I want to meet and befriend all the animals.Second, this book was beautifully written and made me cry than once Even though at times it was heart breaking, it was also heart warming and up lifting In some ways, All the Impossible Things was a book of contradictions There were times when on the surface, it felt like not much was happening, but below the surface, everything was happening There may not have been much as far as external action or adventure, but the internal growth was incredible All the Impossible Things is a story about a girl with magic wind adjusting to life in a new foster home, one with two loving retired people and a whole bunch of amazing animals dogs, goats, horses, a donkey, chickens, and a giant tortoise The author did a fantastic job bringing the setting and all its four legged inhabitants to life The sense of wonder never flagged Additionally, there was never a page with no emotional beat Red Ruby was constantly learning, growing, being set back, and moving forward throughout the book.As someone who is used to reading genre fiction, this book was quieter than what I m used to, but I was never bored with I was invested enough in the character and her arc that despite its quietness, I just had to keep reading to find out what was going to happen to Red It was a good reminder to me that the action in a story can be small as long as what is happening inside a character is compelling.I can t really comment on the accuracy of the foster related representation I have no first hand experience with foster care, and only have acquaintances who have adopted children through the foster care system.I can say the sentences, character and story are beautiful, thought provoking, and emotional Based on that, I d recommend All the Impossible Things.

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    Lindsay Lackey s All the Impossible Things is a delightful, entertaining read I really enjoyed the characters of Red, Jackson, Celine, Marvin and his parents, Mr and Mrs Kapule as well as his grandparents, Ms Anders, Tuck, Gandalf and the other critters Wanda was a good antagonist, I was glad she did the sensible thing I think, aside from all the critters, Marvin was my fave He was sweet, endearing, and a little nerdy I would definitely recommend this book to anyone looking for a quick, fun, and sweet story My copy of this book was won from a Goodreads giveaway and I appreciate the opportunity to read and review it.

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    E ARC provided by Edelweiss PlusRed has been in the foster care system for three years, after the death of her grandmother and the arrest of her mother for drug possession She has been in several foster care placements, and has a caring case worker, Ms Anders, who tries to help as much as she can When her latest placement doesn t work out, she ends up being placed with the Grooves, an older couple who run a petting zoo with rescued animals They are kind, helpful, and don t presume that Red wants to be with them any longer than necessary Red tentatively settles in, and makes friends with a neighbor boy, Marvin, whose family is from Hawaii and who is very interested in film making Red misses her grandmother, who helped her keep a journal of impossible things that they tried to figure out together, and her mother, who shares Red s supernatural abilities to stir up wind and storms with her emotions during heated interchanges Eventually, Red is allowed visits with her mother, but the joy in this is tempered both by her mother s behavior and also by the fact that her foster mother, Celine, has some serious health concerns After a incident with Celine s grandsons over Christmas Red tries to use a rake to protect them from a large rat in the barn, and their mother thinks Red is attacking the boys , Red is moved to another placement, but this turns out to be temporary, and she is soon back with the Grooves As her mother s custody hearing approaches, Red tries to make a video with Marvin pleading her mother s case with the court, but several incidents make Red doubt whether or not she really wants to be with her mother How will Red make the best of this impossible situation Strengths The depiction of foster care in this one was very interesting, since it showed Red s less than optimal placement before it showed the Grooves It also dealt with how Red felt about her mother, and drew a heart rending portrait of a woman who just was not able to care for her daughter With an increasing number of children in foster care, it s good to have a variety of depictions in middle grade novels to act as windows and mirrors if children identify with the characters, they can know they are not alone, and if they have no experience with foster care, it can teach them to be sympathetic to classmates who might be in that situation It also shows that even the most ideal foster care placement can run into difficulties, like health problems Ruby s emotions are realistically portrayed, and I appreciated her grandmother s philosophy about impossible things The inclusion of the rescue animals and Marvin helped give hope to Red s story Weaknesses Red and her mother s ability to raise windstorms is odd and never really explained Every time an incident occurred, it ripped me right out of the realism of the rest of the story What I really think I am debating this one The details about foster care were so intriguing that I was willing to forget about the supernatural part of the story, but the cover makes Red look about six years old, and the magical quality of the cover doesn t make this appealing to students who want problem novels I enjoyed this one and will probably purchase it, but it s not a book that made me want to buy it immediately.

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    Oh, this book Oh, my heart.I really, really, really loved this book.This exquisitely written debut details 11 year old Red s journey through the foster care system Beyond bouncing around from home to home, Red is also dealing with something else she can control the wind, a power she inherited from her bio mom Though often than not, the wind controls Red This book is full of special characters and animals I fell in love with there s a prank playing donkey, a 400 lb tortoise who loves bananas, Red s neighbor, Marvin, with his Hawaiian cooking show and indomitably cheerful spirit, and a foster family that reminds us that true family isn t always blood.ALL THE IMPOSSIBLE THINGS is the perfect balance of happy sad It will make you ugly cry and will fill your heart with hope There are threads of magic on every page, reminding us that sometimes, impossible things are possible This is the kind of book that will make a difference.

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    What a beautiful story I loved the way the power of the wind symbolized the grief and anger Red felt through her journey with losing her Gamma and being separated from her mother I think that this is a perfect middle school read especially for students who are going through their own sort of loss.

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    A truly beautiful addition to the middle grade canon that should go next to classics like The Thing About Jellyfish, The War That Saved My Life, and Because of Winn Dixie it s that good Red is eagerly counting down the days until her mother is released from prison so she can get out of the foster system When she arrives at her new home, however, Red is surprised to find kindred spirits in her caretakers, neighbors, and the animals of their petting zoo Torn between newly found happiness and the familiar comfort of her mother, Red searches for answers by looking for impossible things, and discovers answers about love, family, and acceptance.

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