|aSix impossible things :|ba novel /|cby Fiona Wood
|aFirst U.S. paperback edition
|aNew York :|bPoppy / Little, Brown and Company,|c2016
|a282 pages ;|c21 cm
|a"First published in 2010 by Pan Macmilan Australia Pty, Ltd."--Title page verso
|aFourteen-year-old Dan Cereill's life is turned upside-down when his father announces he is gay and leaves Dan and his mother with nothing, forcing them to move to an aunt's house, Dan to enroll in public school, and his mother to try to start a business, but the top thing on Dan's list is kissing Estelle, the girl next door
1. Kiss Estelle.2. Get a job.3. Cheer my mother up.4. Try not to be a complete nerd/loser.5. Talk to my father when he calls.6. Figure out how to be good.Nerd-boy Dan Cereill is not quite coping with a whole heap of problems, including a reversal of family fortune, moving, new-school hell, a mother with a failing wedding cake business, a just-out gay dad, and a massive crush on Estelle, the girl next door. His life is a mess, but for now he's narrowed it down to just six impossible things....In this charming story of one guy's efforts to get it together when his life is falling apart, award-winning author Fiona Wood introduces an irresistible voice and a delightfully awkward character who isimpossible to forget.
Fiona Wood lives in Melbourne, Australia. Her first novel, Six Impossible Things, was short-listed for the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year (Older Readers).Wildlife, her first novel published in the United States, was named the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year (Older Readers) and was short-listed for various other awards.