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The Healer

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A gorgeous and heartrending novel about love, family, and faith, perfect for fans of Laura Ruby, John Corey Whaley, and Jandy Nelson.

Marlena Oliveira has - mysteriously, miraculously - been given the power to heal all kinds of ailments. People around the world believe she is a saint. But it all comes at a price. Because of her power, she'll never be able to live a normal life. And the older she gets, the more trapped she feels.

Then she meets Finn, a boy who makes her want to fall in love. For the first time, she begins to doubt her power - and herself. Is her gift worth all she must give up to keep it? And who would - or could - she be without it?

"I couldn't put it down - The Healer is a tonic." - Gregory Maguire, New York Times bestselling author of Wicked and Hiddensee

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Praise for this book

"The Healer is a poignant and passionate story of love, faith, loss, betrayal--and redemption. Marlena is a character who jumps off the page and into your heart, where she stays long after you’ve finished reading." - Deborah Heiligman

"The Healer is utterly engrossing. Written with poetry and passion, it explores the longing to believe and the sacrifices we make for love. There is beauty and mystery in this amazing book, but no easy answers. The Healer is, itself, a miracle." - Patricia McCormick

"If one takes ‘physician, heal thyself’ to a metaphysical level, one begins to approximate the keen depiction of adolescent escape and self-rescue that Donna Freitas so beautifully gives us in The Healer. I couldn’t put it down. It’s a tonic." - Gregory Maguire

"The Healer is a beautifully written, intensely romantic book that will tear at your heart and make you question the world. Anyone who loves The Fault in Our Stars and Everything, Everything will adore this book." - Marie Rutkoski

"Donna Freitas has crafted a beautiful and moving account of young love in extraordinary circumstances. A fascinating exploration of the ties that bind us to family and lovers, and the freedom that comes from discovering one’s own power." - Eliot Schrefer

"Marlena is a brilliant character--her voice is hypnotic, insightful, funny, and passionate. In response to the big, unanswerable questions, Donna Freitas has written a beautiful and inspired story." - René Steinke

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Used availability for Donna Freitas's The Healer

Hardback Editions

October 2018 : USA Hardback

Title: The Healer
Author(s): Donna Freitas
ISBN: 0-06-266211-2 / 978-0-06-266211-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperTeen
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Kindle Editions

October 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition

Title: The Healer
Author(s): Donna Freitas
Publisher: HarperTeen
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