Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens on June 6, 2017
Genres: Young Adult
What if...no one knows the truth about you?
It's been thirteen years since Kaylee's infamous birth mother, Crystal, received a life sentence for killing Kaylee's little brother in a fit of rage. Once the center of a cult-following for her apparent telekinetic powers, nowadays nobody's heard of Crystal. Until now, when a reporter shows up at Kaylee's house and turns her life upside down, offering Kaylee the chance to be part of a high-profile podcast investigating claims that Crystal truly did have supernatural mind powers. But these questions lead to disturbing answers as Kaylee is forced to examine her own increasingly strange life, and make sense of certain dark and troubling coincidences...
Unusual and gripping, The Possible will twist the reader round and round as it hurtles towards a sensational climax. For lovers of We Were Liars, Patrick Ness and Derren Brown.
I am super excited to be today’s stop on the Boldly Bookish tour. I have Tara Altebrando here to talk about her new book, The Possible. So check out the fun interview, the information on The Possible and then be sure to enter the awesome giveaway down below to win all kinds of awesome books!
Describe The Possible in a tweet. (140 characters or less.)
A creepy book about a girl who may or may not have inherited telekinetic powers from her mother—and the podcast being made about them.
If you could have any kind of special powers, what would they be and why?
I’d like telekinetic powers for sure. It has sort of a lifelong obsession of mine. Like I wanted to be Matilda or the twins from Escape to Witch Mountain or a Jedi or the genie from Bewitched. Right now, because I’m a mom, telekinesis feels like the most practical special power to have. I could deliver snacks to my children and pack their lunches and re-do their ponytails and clean their rooms without having to get up from the couch. Everybody wins!
In The Possible, no one knew the truth about the main character, Kaylee. What is something most people don’t know about you?
I majored in American Government in college. I went in, I guess, thinking I might be interested in journalism and that department had a lot of courses about the media. Anyhoo, by the time I realized it wasn’t the right fit for me, I was too close to getting my degree to do anything about it.
What was the hardest part of writing The Possible? What was the most fun?
It was fun to think of creepy things that happened in Kaylee’s past that may or may not have involved telekinesis. The situations had to leave open the possibility of some kind of powerful force being in play but not be too clear cut. Because Kaylee herself isn’t even sure.
The hardest part was probably the timeline. Because the podcast stars airing–but only once a week. So the events in Kaylee’s life had to react to each episode and what it was revealing about her past.
What are some of your favorite recent reads?
I just read and really liked Sarah Pinborough’s 13 Minutes. And I loved my Roomies coauthor Sara Zarrr’s latest book, Gem and Dixie. I’m currently devouring Swamplandia! by Karen Russell.. @TaraAltebrando stops by @Bookbriefs to discuss The Possible & there is an awesome #giveaway @bloomsburykids Click To Tweet
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June 7: It Starts at Midnight
June 8: Tales of the Ravenous Reader
June 9: Adventures of a Book Junkie
June 12: A Page with a View
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