believe in the impossible

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This week’s Tell All Tuesday is actually a rave review for a young adult/ future children’s classic book that I read over the weekend. I normally don’t go for lighthearted, easy reads, but when I saw the cover of this book – complete with a Paris skyline – I couldn’t resist. Thankfully so, because this is probably going to be my favourite read of 2015. 

This review is not going to contain any spoilers – mostly because I think EVERYONE should read it. It tugs at the heartstrings; it’s whimsical, inspiring, and has clever wit that made me laugh out loud.

The story is about a brave little girl who was raised to “never ignore the impossible.” She was orphaned as an infant and brought up by a quirky and brilliant man that went against convention and allowed the child to express herself and be the beautiful, unique person that she is.

This book definitely reinforces some very valuable life lessons that I think a lot of grown-ups need reminding of. It’s about exploring, finding yourself, being grateful, boldly facing challenges, and opening your eyes to the world around you.

Here are some of my favourite quotes from the book:

““You have been the great green adventure of my life. Without you my days would be unlit.”


“It’s like they’ve forgotten everything important, isn’t it? I mean, forgotten things like cats and dancing exist.”


“Keep your secret, then, my darling. Everybody needs them. Secrets make you tough and wily.”

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Have you read any really great books lately? Let me know, so I can add them to my summer reading list!



5 thoughts on “believe in the impossible”

  1. I put a hold on this book at the library. Thanks for the suggestion! I’m about to start a Queen of the Babble book. It’s about as deep as it sounds :p


    1. I’m so glad! I’ll have to check out Queen of the Babble. Seriously, I think I’m going to stick with young adult books for the next little while. I love how quickly you can get through them, and it’s nice to not have to be emotionally invested or put much brain power into reading it 🙂


  2. I just finished this. It gave me goosebumps at the end! I loved the writing style. The sentences were really interesting and the book was never boring. It made me miss my mom, but reminded me that your mom is always with you, as an idea, in person, and as a memory.


    1. I’m so glad that you read it, and found comfort in its message. It is a really fantastic book, and perfect for a quick, engaging read. I just moved on to The Moorchild, which I read as a kid… I’m really digging children’s/ young adult lit these days. I find the lessons just as applicable as a “grown-up” trying to navigate life.


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