In this high-interest novel for teen readers, Jemma witnesses a drive-by shooting but is afraid to speak up.


Impossible is published by Orca in their Soundings series for reluctant readers age 12 and up.

Impossible, “a quick yet powerful read”,  is a YALSA Quick Pick 2019! #QP2019

Impossible is included in the Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s Best Books for Kids & Teens Fall 2018 edition.

Teacher’s Guide here.

Read an interview with Jocelyn about the book here.

Read an excerpt here.


Resource Links – December 20, 2017
Impossible is a short novel with high interest and low vocabulary, perfect for reluctant readers in either a literature circle setting or as an independent read. It’s compelling characters and linear plot will work well in middle school classrooms and libraries. The reader will empathize with Jemma, maybe even wonder what they would do faced with the same situation. But overall, Jemma has courage, strength and the maturity to realize that every action will have a consequence, and that one must face that consequence no matter what.”