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The Impossible Destiny of Cutie Grackle

It’s time for my post on the THE IMPOSSIBLE DESTINY OF CUTIE GRACKLE by Shawn K. Stout Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours and I couldn’t be more excited.

Read on and make sure to enter the giveaway! 

About the Book

book cover of the impossible destiny of cutie grackle


Author: Shawn K. Stout

Publication Date: May 31, 2022

Publisher: Peachtree

Formats: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook

Pages: 336

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Do you believe in impossible things? Cutie Grackle does. She has to. Otherwise, she’ll never be more than a lonely 10 year old in a cursed family.

Cutie Grackle is used to being different—she lives alone on a mountain with her feeble-minded uncle, and when she’s not sucking pebbles to trick her stomach into feeling full, she’s chatting with a weathered garden gnome for company. But having a flock of ravens follow you is more than just different. Cutie worries the birds are connected to the curse Uncle Horace tends to mutter about. And she’s right.

The ravens present her with a fortune from a cookie, and when she touches it she’s pulled into a vision from her family’s past. It involves the curse and her long-lost mother. The birds offer up a series of objects, each imbued with memories that eventually reveal Cutie must do what her mother could not: break the curse.

Part outdoor survival adventure, part fantastical quest, Shawn K. Stout’s The Impossible Destiny of Cutie Grackle is a journey of hope, heart, and a willingness to believe in the impossible.


Oh boy. There are so many layers to this book – I don’t know what Cutie has inside her but I want some. This young girl is lonely, poor, and hungry, yet is optimistic and brave. Bless her heart. I loved the characters (except the uncle) and was so happy Toot and Galen were in her life. Who would think the saviors of the story would be ravens? I loved their point of view and the adventure they led Cutie on to reveal and break the curse of the past. The author broached hard subjects with beautifully woven words to keep me cheering for Cutie and turning the pages.

About the Author

Shawn K. Stout is the author of several books for young readers, including A Tiny Piece of Sky (Philomel/PRH), which was a Bank Street Best Book. Shawn holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She lives in Maryland with her family. Visit her at

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Giveaway of the Impossible Destiny of Cutie Grackle

1 winner will receive a finished copy of THE IMPOSSIBLE DESTINY OF CUTIE GRACKLE, US Only.

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