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Thanks to NetGalley and Bloomsbury USA Children’s for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review.

Release Date: Available Now

304 Pages

Synopsis: 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 about Crystal that is about to blow Kaylee’s forgotten past wide open. 

What if strange things have been happening Kaylee’s entire life, things she could not explain? What if she’s more like her mother than she ever imagined?

What if the podcast is about to put her on a collision course with Crystal–and her darkest self?

The Possible is the second book I’ve read by Tara Altebrando, and I’m thinking that she’s just not the author for me. Except for the gorgeous cover, there was very little I liked about this book and I struggled to finish it.

The first problem I had was Kaylee, who I thoroughly disliked. I’m trying to find one nice thing about her but I can’t. She’s a bratty know-it-all who’s completely full of herself and could care less about anyone else, including her friends and family. If she had shown any signs of growth or maturity through the story, I could have become invested more in what was happening, but at the end she really hadn’t learned anything. The one plus is that one her friends, Chiara is writing a book. I liked and was more interested in her than anyone else. 

The plot itself was interesting with the mystery of whether Crystal really killed Kaylee’s younger brother, but I just couldn’t get over my intense dislike for most of the characters to ever really care. Despite it’s relatively short length, it took me four days to get through this, mainly because every time I put it down I put off continuing reading it.

The Possible is receiving many positive reviews, so I’m definitely in the minority here. I didn’t care for her previous YA book The Leaving either because of the characters, so perhaps it’s a case of “It’s me not you.”