The Possible by Tara Altebrando

The Possible

Some storms rage from within.What if…a teenage girl could move objects with her mind?What if…someone turns up at her door asking questions she doesn’t want to answer?Kaylee lives a normal life with her adoptive parents, and almost never thinks of her birth mother, Crystal, who is serving a life sentence in prison. But the woman at the front door is producing a podcast abou...

Title:The Possible
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ISBN:1619638053
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:304 pages

The Possible Reviews

  • Cillian
    Feb 03, 2017

    I don't need to see every cover that'll come out until the year 2027 to affirm this is by far the best cover in the next 2 decades.

    I'm so in love with it; the detail, the idea, the imagination, all of it. Bonus: I'm also in love with the title and the author's last name. Don't ask me why, I just love "Altebrando."

  • Stacee
    May 20, 2017

    I had read The Leaving and really enjoyed it, so I was pretty excited about this book.

    I struggled with Kaylee right away. She's bratty and self-centered and kind of a jerk to her friends. She gets obsessed with the podcast idea and in allowing that to take over her life, she doesn't realize how she's treating people. I'm 100% on board with this attitude if there's some growth; however, by the end of the book, it didn't feel like anything had really changed. It was hard to root for her.

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    I had read The Leaving and really enjoyed it, so I was pretty excited about this book.

    I struggled with Kaylee right away. She's bratty and self-centered and kind of a jerk to her friends. She gets obsessed with the podcast idea and in allowing that to take over her life, she doesn't realize how she's treating people. I'm 100% on board with this attitude if there's some growth; however, by the end of the book, it didn't feel like anything had really changed. It was hard to root for her.

    Plot wise, I loved the synopsis. I'm all over this sort of unreliable narrator type of plot and this one sounded promising. However, as things started to unfold, it was more of a hot mess than actual, planned layers being revealed. And the constant page breaks drove me absolutely insane.

    I kept reading because I did want to know what happened. Yet, I could have easily set the book down, not finished, and been absolutely fine.

    Overall, I loved the idea, but the execution was a bit lacking.

    **Huge thanks to Bloomsbury for providing the arc free of charge**

  • Cait (Paper Fury)
    Jun 17, 2017

    This could possibly because I am an analytical turnip who trusts no one and is therefore never surprised OR because I just assume everyone is a secret murderer ORRRRR because the thriller was not thrilling and I am not at fault at all.

    (Obviously it's the latter because when have I ever been less than perfect.)

    (Pls do not ask my sister to answer that question.)

    This could possibly because I am an analytical turnip who trusts no one and is therefore never surprised OR because I just assume everyone is a secret murderer ORRRRR because the thriller was not thrilling and I am not at fault at all.

    (Obviously it's the latter because when have I ever been less than perfect.)

    (Pls do not ask my sister to answer that question.)

    And the girl gets involved with a reporter doing a podcast to give an "inside perspective". But like she hasn't seen her mother since she was 4 and doesn't remember her brother and she goes to school and is obsessively in love with a jock who loves someone else and is better than other girls and etc. etc...

    I don't think the stakes of the story where nearly high enough honestly. Kaylee is wondering if she's psychic. If her mother is psychic. If telekinesis exists. But an entire book of Kaylee just basically wondering this...is not thrilling.

    If it was gender swapped and Kaylee was a guy pursuing a girl who had a boyfriend and they were happy together...it would be sexist and creepy. So it's not healthy or good for Kaylee either! And then she's got a bit of a triangle with her childhood best friend liking her...but she basically says "ew no" to his face. And then when

    says fine and goes to get another girlfriend, SHE GETS JEALOUS.

    LIKE WHAT.

    WOMAN, NO.

    She was the typical spoiled entitled teenager who treats people like crap and gets surprised when they walk out. Her attitude sucked and she didn't change.

    Because I'm a mistrustful hermit crab. I won't tell you what the outcome was -- OBVIOUSLY -- but it was all fairly rote. I may have read too many books.

    • Kaylee is really good at sport which is always cool in a book.

    • Kaylee's best friend is writing a book! NICE. RELATABLE. (Why wasn't the story about her.)

    • I liked the mind-twisting-ness of wondering if Kaylee

    doing telekinesis too.

    • It referenced Matilda!!

    • I always wanted to be Matilda too, so #relatable.

    Like there is no point in the book where Kaylee looks at a body of water and some blue clouds. I just...??? It's boring, ok.

    Because I lowkey want them to be. It had characters with twisty snaky personalities that you couldn't quite trust, and it had a cover that made sleep. I definitely wAY preferred

    , which at least made me invested in the characters. Here, Kaylee was entitled and cruel and rude and definitely

    better than everyone else, like she spent the entire book thinking. The only person who is better than everyone else is, obviously, whoever invented chocolate cake because bless them.

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