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2020 Women Writing the West WILLA Literary Award Finalist in Children's Fiction and Nonfiction
“A gorgeous story about the joy that’s possible when we allow hope into our hearts. Wise and wondrous, this is truly a novel to cherish.

– Katherine Applegate, Newberry-winning author of The One and Only Ivan

"Lackey tackles difficult topics including addiction and loss with infinite gentleness."
School Library Journal
Starred Review
"A beautiful, nuanced story of how love and grief can coexist."
Mariama J. Lockington
"Lackey’s compassionately drawn story ponders hope, grief, and found family, warming the heart while avoiding an overly neat conclusion."​
Publisher's Weekly
"Lackey deftly draws readers into Red’s tumultuous emotional journey; with its strong narrative voice...the text resonates with a mixture of hope and hurt, strength and vulnerability."
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Recommended Review
"Painful to read - in a good way."​
Kirkus Reviews
"All the Impossible Things touched my heart in the way that only truly fantastic middle grade lit can... This is the perfect book."
Liz Rice
The Book Cellar, Chicago, IL

Foreign Editions

German edition from Dressler
Romanian edition from Storia
French edition from Bayard coming 2021!

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