Waiting on Wednesday: The Impossibility of Us

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, created by Jill at Breaking The Spinethat spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

35795898This week I am waiting on
The Impossibility of Us by Katy Upperman

Publication Date: July 30th, 2018

Goodreads Summary
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?


Shout out to Marie for getting me hyped about this book. The Impossibility of Us sounds like a perfect Summer contemporary. I especially love that, as Mati and Elise grow closer so does her understanding of his culture, and with that, we’ll hopefully get to explore the issues of racism and the prejudices individuals from different cultures face.

What’s your most anticipated book?

8 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday: The Impossibility of Us

  1. AHHH this makes me so happy, I’m so glad I could put this book on your radar, Lois! ❤ I really hope you'll enjoy it when you can read it, I can't wait to hear your thoughts about it 🙂

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