Praise for Six Impossible Things:
* "Told in Dan's voice, the narrative reveals a young man whose sardonic view of himself and those around him provides an amused but angst-filled tone. There is situational humor, as well, in cinematic-like scenes, particularly in the classroom... Imagery is another of this novel's strengths. Dan expresses his outsider status as being like a lemon rolling down an apple chute... The story's charming and unique characters really carry the day. Readers will care about the teens who struggle to come of age."—VOYA (starred review)
"School dances, first dates, and sneaking out are just some of the high school hijinks that are humorously depicted with a fresh perspective...Snappy dialogue, charming characters, even pacing, and poignant sentence-level writing make this offering a must-have."
"With sensitivity and humor, Wood (Wildlife
) traces the roller-coaster life of a boy in the midst of significant upheaval. Dan's honesty, smarts, and earnest efforts to do good may not earn him any popularity points at school, but they will win readers' affection and admiration."—PW
"Australian author Wood (Wildlife
, 2014) has created a pitch-perfect teen voice in Dan's first-person narrative. He's by turns sorrowful, impulsive, caring, and funny, with occasionally brilliant turns of phrase: "I feel like a lemon rolling down the apple chute." It's refreshing to see a romance from a teen boy's perspective, and Dan is a Romeo to root for."—Booklist
"This romance is effervescent and sweet, but it offers welcome substance along with the sparkle."
"Readers will fall hard for this total (and totally adorable) nerd...[Dan is a] truly decent and funny protagonist."
"An engaging, funny, touching and oh-so-real feeling tale. Teen characters in a romance have not felt so alive to me since I read Eleanor & Park
."—Josh Sundquist, author of We Should Hang Out Sometime and Just Don't Fall
"I loved this book so much I wanted to be in it."
—Kaz Cooke, author of Girl Stuff and Women's Stuff