Read This Impossible Light Online Free - Fifteen-year-old Ivy’s world is in flux. Her dad has moved out, her mother is withdrawn, her brother is off at college, and her best friend, Anna, has grown distant. Worst of all, Ivy’s body won’t stop expanding. She’s getting taller and curvier, with no end in sight. Even her beloved math class offers no clear solution to the imbalanced equation that has become Ivy’s life.
Everything feels off-kilter until a decision to change the way she eats gives her a boost in confidence and reminds Ivy that her life is her own. If she can just limit what she eats—the way her mother seems to—she can stop herself from growing, focus on the upcoming math competition, and reclaim control of her life. But when her disordered eating gives way to missed opportunities and a devastating health scare, Ivy realizes that she must weigh her mother’s issues against her own, and discover what it means to be a part of—and apart from—her family.
|Title||:||This Impossible Light|
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May 05, 2017
From the YouTube slam poetry star of Shrinking Women (more than 5 million views!) comes a novel in verse about body image, eating disorders, self-worth, mothers and daughters, and the psychological scars we inherit from our parents.
I've listened to Myers slam poem countless times in the past, so...
June 16, 2017
June 27, 2017
I received a digital copy of this book for free from the publisher via NetGalley.
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I picked this book up originally as I wanted a quick read, and I had never tried reading a fiction book written in verse befor...
June 20, 2017
First things first: I received this book through NetGalley.
Trigger warning: eating disorder.
Summary: Fifteen-year-old Ivy's world is in flux. Her dad has moved out, her mother is withdrawn, her brother is off at college, and her best friend, Anna, has grown distant. Worst of all, Ivy's body won’t...
April 16, 2017
*Book Received in Exchange for Honest Opinion/Review*
Heavy, dense, thought-provoking, and hauntingly accurate, Lily Myers takes a look into the dramatic, ugly, and damaging world of eating disorders. The verse is elegant and powerful, and the story line will draw you in. If you are looking for a...
June 08, 2017
This is a book that will work for a lot of readers. If you're into verse, I think you should pick this up. Sadly, I don't think it was for me.
Novels in verse just hardly ever land for me. I usually like poetry in verse, but after a few of these, I realized they all sounded exactly the same. None...
June 28, 2017
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Summer is an exciting time working in Classroom Services here at Mackin. With the end of one school year comes the a fresh start to the new one as teachers revamp their classrooms and add updated titles to their classroom libraries. A...
June 06, 2017
I'm a big fan of "Shrinking Women" and was excited when I learned earlier this year that Myers would have a book coming out.
I finally got the chance to read that book today and was once again stunned by the beauty of her careful, precise prose.
Ivy's story is a familiar one, with divorce and the...
July 23, 2017
I thought this novel was done well. I know some people might not like it because it was written in verse but I tend to enjoy novels like this. I thought the Eating disorder rep was done well too. I like how it showed the characters life slowly deteriorating. It was reminiscent to my own high scho...
May 29, 2017
Lily Myers does such a great job of really pulling you into Ivy's head in "This Impossible Light" and showing the way her self-image and sense of stability slowly crumble as she falls deeper into the stages of her eating disorder. This is a quick read, but a very effective one. I love the way Ivy...