The Possible

The Possible

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Another twisty psychological suspense from the author of The Leaving , where a teen searches for answers about her mother's dark history, telekinesis, and the power of will.

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?

This gripping psychological thriller from the author of The Leaving explores the strength of our minds, the power of will, and how our histories define us . . . or not.

Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2017.
ISBN: 9781619638051
Branch Call Number: Y Fic
Characteristics: 292 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm


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Jul 04, 2018

After reading The Possible by Tara Altebrando, I was amazed by how detailed and complex the story was. It must have taken the author a long time to think about the plot and storyline. When Kaylee was four years old her brother was murdered, by her mother, Crystal who claims to have telekinetic powers. Crystal was sent to prison and Kaylee was adopted. Now Kaylee is fourteen years old living a normal life with her adoptive parents. One ordinary day a woman shows up at her front door asking Kaylee if she is willing to talk about her birth mother in an interview. If Kaylee does this interview her forgotten past will be remembered again. This book was amazing and I definitely recommend this book for ages twelve and up. I finished the book very fast because it had so many pages that made you want to keep reading. To find out if Kaylee does the interview read The Possible by Tara Altebrando.
- @readit12 of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

OPL_KrisC Feb 03, 2018

Tara Altebrando is an author that I have recently come to love. Her latest book, The Possible, follows a teen who was adopted as a young girl after her birth mother commits an unspeakable crime. Kaylee is now grown up and in high school and is beginning to question what really happened back then and also questioning if she might have some of the powers that her mother does. This book did not take me long to finish b/c I couldn't seem to put it down!


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OPL_KrisC thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over


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