BLOG TOUR/ The Impossibility of Us ft. Even more lovable characters, because 2018 is the year of fluffy and adorable


The Impossibility of Us

by Katy Upperman

Published by: Swoon Reads

Publication date: July 31st 2018

Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult

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The last thing Elise wants is to start her senior year in a new town. But after her brother’s death in Afghanistan, she and her mother move from San Francisco to a sleepy coastal village.

When Elise meets Mati, they quickly discover how much they have in common. Mati is new to town too, visiting the U.S. with his family. Over the course of the summer, their relationship begins to blossom, and what starts out as a friendship becomes so much more.

But as Elise and Mati grow closer, her family becomes more and more uncomfortable with their relationship, and their concerns all center on one fact—Mati is Afghan.

Beautifully written, utterly compelling, and ultimately hopeful, THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF US asks—how brave can you be when your relationship is questioned by everyone you love?

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  • First and foremost, the MC Elise is a precious girl who I love.
  • She’s so willing to THINK
  • which should be a golden rule in YA literature.
  • And she’s a loving owner to her dog. Which is a golden retriever/poodle mix,
  • my fAvOrItE kInD
  • have you seen Goldendoodles, because if so you understand.

golden doodle lol GIF by The BarkPost

  • And Elise’s voice is just vibrant and strong and wonderful and TOLERANT and thoughtful.
  • She handled her brother’s death with so much maturity and goodness.
  • Usually I love dramatic characters who sink forever into soul-consuming grief,
  • but this story NEEDED a mature lead character.
  • Because I ship her with Mati so much.

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  • SWEET, GENTLE Mati!!!!!
  • He’s like a butterfly covered in bubbles.
  • It crushed my heart when he was treated with so much prejudice by his community.
  • When he’s escorting his dear mother through town, and her hijab makes them a target for ridiculous bullying.
  • ELISE,
  • Mati and his mom deserve so much better.
  • + His POV is done in poems, while Elise’s is in prose.
  • Structure says so much about who the characters are and skdfjdslkf
  • This made me panic like the true geek I am.
  • Overall I really enjoyed this book, and I’ve found YET ANOTHER set of lovable characters. c:

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Are you excited for this book?

Who is the most lovable character you’ve ever read?

Mine is still Stanley from Heroes for Ghosts, but Mati and Elise were SO RIDICULOUSLY FLUFFY.



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13 thoughts on “BLOG TOUR/ The Impossibility of Us ft. Even more lovable characters, because 2018 is the year of fluffy and adorable

  1. Marta says:

    I can’t decide what is cuter – this book (I’m gathering this info from your review) or your review + you fangirling over puppies which I totally relate to!!!
    I want to read this book soon because it sounds super fluffy and the perfect read for summer. So happy you enjoyed it 💕

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    • malanielovesfiction says:

      awww tysm Marta!!!!! I love to fangirl over puppies, ~especially~ goldendoodles and pugs sldkfjklsdjfs
      also, this book really is so fluffy and much of the plot happens on the beach, so it puts you right in the summer aesthetic c:


  2. Olivia @ Purely Olivia says:

    I’ve had this on my TBR for a while, and it looks so cute and amazing! 🙂 But I didn’t know it was written in prose/poetry and I don’t usually like books written in prose? I think I need to make an exception here though because I’m dying to read this.

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    • malanielovesfiction says:

      I’m not big on books written in poetry either (!!! but when I was 15 I read The Day Before by Lisa Schroeder over and over, it was my obsession for so long and I have no idea why???? OH GOD INFO DUMP SRRY)
      but in this book the only POV w in poetry structure is Mati, Elise is written normally.
      skdfjls and mati is just so cutteeee

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