The Healer

The Healer

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 her power comes at a price: she can?t go to school, she can?t have friends her own age, and she certainly can?t date. Then she meets Finn, a boy who makes her want to fall in love. For the first time, she begins to doubt whe Marlena Oliveira has?mysteriously, miraculously?been given the power to heal all kinds of ailments. Peo...

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Title:The Healer
Author:Donna Freitas
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:0062662139
Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:400 pages pages

The Healer Reviews

  • Julie
    May 10, 2018

    I really really liked this one! Full RTC! ...

    At 18, Marlena had yet to attend school, go to a dance, or get her first kiss. She had been kept separate from the world and revered for her gift as a healer. Tired of living in her "saint" bubble, she rebelled, and began stretching her wings a little, as she attempted to discover who ...

    Thank you Edelweiss and Harper Teen for gifting me an E-ARC in exchange of an honest review. All opinions are my own. I rate this book a 3.5 out of 5 Stars. This was a great YA book. It is hard to pin point this genre, it's kind of several genres mashed into one book, and while t...

    Marlena is a healer - a living saint. People come from far and wide to be healed by her, the small town she lives in makes their living off selling souvenirs with her image, and her mother has shaped Marlena's entire life around her identity as a child with a gift from God. Marlena has...

    The Healer is a compelling and unique book. It is a very different coming of age story, yet despite Marlena?s special abilities that set her apart in the world, her story of falling in love for the first time, discovering who she is and is meant to be and learning to stand up for her...

    Contemporary with romance with a sad ending. This was a good book up until the ending. I cant believe she did that to one of the characters. ...

    The Healer by Donna Freitas, 400 pages. HarperTeen, October 2018. $18. Language: PG (11 swears, 0 ?f?); Mature Content: R (on page sex); Violence: G. BUYING ADVISORY: HS - OPTIONAL AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE For all of her 17 years, Marlena has been the healer girl ? th...

    I received a copy of the book through #ROYAL (Reviewers of Young Adult Literature) in exchange for an open and honest review. All opinions are my own. Let me introduce you to a character known as a living saint. She doesn?t experience touch unless it is for a healing. She is subs...

    I read some other works by this author that I liked, but I was still pleasantly surprised by her foray into a very unique genre. This book deals with Marlena, a teenaged girl, who from birth has possessed this remarkable power of healing. At age 18 however, she is sick of it. Sick o...

    This was a good read, but the overall story felt like their were pieces missing. I wanted to know sooooo much more about Marlena's mother, and how not only her grandparents but how her father died. I wanted to know a lot more, and found myself frustrated at the lack of clarity. On the ...

    I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest reviews. I have read books like this before but not to this extent. I know that she feels like she has to live by a lot of rules and the one that seems to be the most challenging is the one to not fall in love. That is when she meets...

    Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for the E-arc copy of The Healer. I am not usually one for books in a religious subject matter, but I found this one really interesting. Donna Freitas is an excellent storyteller and The Healer is a showcase of her talent. Marlena, the main char...

    I was glad that Freitas tackled spiritual questions in this book--Do healing powers really exist? How does our understanding of God affect our worldview? How is a teenager's coming of age impacted by beliefs? But I found her answers shallow, perhaps because her characters were flat (th...

    Beautifully simplistic writing draws you into this story, of a very complicated girl. You are torn with her wanting to be a healer, and wanting her to be normal. The pulls of two worlds building to a final collision. But, I felt unsatisfied that we never got down to the bottom of her g...

    Actually a 4.75-ish. This book grabbed me in the first few pages and I had a HECK of a time putting it down. It did slow down a bit for me a bit over halfway through, but I enjoyed the beginning so much it balanced. ...

    Although I feel like I knew what was coming from the beginning, but it was probably about a third of the way. Very descriptive. ...

    The writing in the beginning made me sleepy, but it got better after a while. This was a very middle-of-the-road kind of book for me. ...

    Thought provoking. ...

    The exploration of self and of life was enthralling. I did skim over a couple scenes for sexual content, though. ...

    Wonderful storyline; I absolutely loved this story! ...

    Woah a very good book that is a battle between morals and what you are told to do and freedom. ...

    3.5 stars rounded up to 4. The Healer was an enjoyable read. I don?t have a lot of thoughts about it at the moment, but not because it wasn?t though-provoking. ...

    This book broke me in the best of ways. That?s all I have to say. ...

    this book was about faith and science and love mixed in. I love that she tried living life and found love. I also that faith and healing were brought up too. Overall I enjoyed this book very much. ...

  • Sonya Huser
    Feb 14, 2019

    I really really liked this one! Full RTC! ...

    At 18, Marlena had yet to attend school, go to a dance, or get her first kiss. She had been kept separate from the world and revered for her gift as a healer. Tired of living in her "saint" bubble, she rebelled, and began stretching her wings a little, as she attempted to discover who ...

    Thank you Edelweiss and Harper Teen for gifting me an E-ARC in exchange of an honest review. All opinions are my own. I rate this book a 3.5 out of 5 Stars. This was a great YA book. It is hard to pin point this genre, it's kind of several genres mashed into one book, and while t...

    Marlena is a healer - a living saint. People come from far and wide to be healed by her, the small town she lives in makes their living off selling souvenirs with her image, and her mother has shaped Marlena's entire life around her identity as a child with a gift from God. Marlena has...

    The Healer is a compelling and unique book. It is a very different coming of age story, yet despite Marlena?s special abilities that set her apart in the world, her story of falling in love for the first time, discovering who she is and is meant to be and learning to stand up for her...

    Contemporary with romance with a sad ending. This was a good book up until the ending. I cant believe she did that to one of the characters. ...

    The Healer by Donna Freitas, 400 pages. HarperTeen, October 2018. $18. Language: PG (11 swears, 0 ?f?); Mature Content: R (on page sex); Violence: G. BUYING ADVISORY: HS - OPTIONAL AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE For all of her 17 years, Marlena has been the healer girl ? th...

    I received a copy of the book through #ROYAL (Reviewers of Young Adult Literature) in exchange for an open and honest review. All opinions are my own. Let me introduce you to a character known as a living saint. She doesn?t experience touch unless it is for a healing. She is subs...

  • Catherine
    Oct 12, 2018

    I really really liked this one! Full RTC! ...

    At 18, Marlena had yet to attend school, go to a dance, or get her first kiss. She had been kept separate from the world and revered for her gift as a healer. Tired of living in her "saint" bubble, she rebelled, and began stretching her wings a little, as she attempted to discover who ...

    Thank you Edelweiss and Harper Teen for gifting me an E-ARC in exchange of an honest review. All opinions are my own. I rate this book a 3.5 out of 5 Stars. This was a great YA book. It is hard to pin point this genre, it's kind of several genres mashed into one book, and while t...

    Marlena is a healer - a living saint. People come from far and wide to be healed by her, the small town she lives in makes their living off selling souvenirs with her image, and her mother has shaped Marlena's entire life around her identity as a child with a gift from God. Marlena has...

    The Healer is a compelling and unique book. It is a very different coming of age story, yet despite Marlena?s special abilities that set her apart in the world, her story of falling in love for the first time, discovering who she is and is meant to be and learning to stand up for her...

    Contemporary with romance with a sad ending. This was a good book up until the ending. I cant believe she did that to one of the characters. ...

    The Healer by Donna Freitas, 400 pages. HarperTeen, October 2018. $18. Language: PG (11 swears, 0 ?f?); Mature Content: R (on page sex); Violence: G. BUYING ADVISORY: HS - OPTIONAL AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE For all of her 17 years, Marlena has been the healer girl ? th...

    I received a copy of the book through #ROYAL (Reviewers of Young Adult Literature) in exchange for an open and honest review. All opinions are my own. Let me introduce you to a character known as a living saint. She doesn?t experience touch unless it is for a healing. She is subs...

    I read some other works by this author that I liked, but I was still pleasantly surprised by her foray into a very unique genre. This book deals with Marlena, a teenaged girl, who from birth has possessed this remarkable power of healing. At age 18 however, she is sick of it. Sick o...

    This was a good read, but the overall story felt like their were pieces missing. I wanted to know sooooo much more about Marlena's mother, and how not only her grandparents but how her father died. I wanted to know a lot more, and found myself frustrated at the lack of clarity. On the ...

  • Elizabeth Andrew
    Mar 09, 2019

    I really really liked this one! Full RTC! ...

    At 18, Marlena had yet to attend school, go to a dance, or get her first kiss. She had been kept separate from the world and revered for her gift as a healer. Tired of living in her "saint" bubble, she rebelled, and began stretching her wings a little, as she attempted to discover who ...

    Thank you Edelweiss and Harper Teen for gifting me an E-ARC in exchange of an honest review. All opinions are my own. I rate this book a 3.5 out of 5 Stars. This was a great YA book. It is hard to pin point this genre, it's kind of several genres mashed into one book, and while t...

    Marlena is a healer - a living saint. People come from far and wide to be healed by her, the small town she lives in makes their living off selling souvenirs with her image, and her mother has shaped Marlena's entire life around her identity as a child with a gift from God. Marlena has...

    The Healer is a compelling and unique book. It is a very different coming of age story, yet despite Marlena?s special abilities that set her apart in the world, her story of falling in love for the first time, discovering who she is and is meant to be and learning to stand up for her...

    Contemporary with romance with a sad ending. This was a good book up until the ending. I cant believe she did that to one of the characters. ...

    The Healer by Donna Freitas, 400 pages. HarperTeen, October 2018. $18. Language: PG (11 swears, 0 ?f?); Mature Content: R (on page sex); Violence: G. BUYING ADVISORY: HS - OPTIONAL AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE For all of her 17 years, Marlena has been the healer girl ? th...

    I received a copy of the book through #ROYAL (Reviewers of Young Adult Literature) in exchange for an open and honest review. All opinions are my own. Let me introduce you to a character known as a living saint. She doesn?t experience touch unless it is for a healing. She is subs...

    I read some other works by this author that I liked, but I was still pleasantly surprised by her foray into a very unique genre. This book deals with Marlena, a teenaged girl, who from birth has possessed this remarkable power of healing. At age 18 however, she is sick of it. Sick o...

    This was a good read, but the overall story felt like their were pieces missing. I wanted to know sooooo much more about Marlena's mother, and how not only her grandparents but how her father died. I wanted to know a lot more, and found myself frustrated at the lack of clarity. On the ...

    I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest reviews. I have read books like this before but not to this extent. I know that she feels like she has to live by a lot of rules and the one that seems to be the most challenging is the one to not fall in love. That is when she meets...

    Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for the E-arc copy of The Healer. I am not usually one for books in a religious subject matter, but I found this one really interesting. Donna Freitas is an excellent storyteller and The Healer is a showcase of her talent. Marlena, the main char...

    I was glad that Freitas tackled spiritual questions in this book--Do healing powers really exist? How does our understanding of God affect our worldview? How is a teenager's coming of age impacted by beliefs? But I found her answers shallow, perhaps because her characters were flat (th...

  • FloeticFlo
    Aug 02, 2018

    I really really liked this one! Full RTC! ...

    At 18, Marlena had yet to attend school, go to a dance, or get her first kiss. She had been kept separate from the world and revered for her gift as a healer. Tired of living in her "saint" bubble, she rebelled, and began stretching her wings a little, as she attempted to discover who ...

    Thank you Edelweiss and Harper Teen for gifting me an E-ARC in exchange of an honest review. All opinions are my own. I rate this book a 3.5 out of 5 Stars. This was a great YA book. It is hard to pin point this genre, it's kind of several genres mashed into one book, and while t...

    Marlena is a healer - a living saint. People come from far and wide to be healed by her, the small town she lives in makes their living off selling souvenirs with her image, and her mother has shaped Marlena's entire life around her identity as a child with a gift from God. Marlena has...

    The Healer is a compelling and unique book. It is a very different coming of age story, yet despite Marlena?s special abilities that set her apart in the world, her story of falling in love for the first time, discovering who she is and is meant to be and learning to stand up for her...

    Contemporary with romance with a sad ending. This was a good book up until the ending. I cant believe she did that to one of the characters. ...

    The Healer by Donna Freitas, 400 pages. HarperTeen, October 2018. $18. Language: PG (11 swears, 0 ?f?); Mature Content: R (on page sex); Violence: G. BUYING ADVISORY: HS - OPTIONAL AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE For all of her 17 years, Marlena has been the healer girl ? th...

    I received a copy of the book through #ROYAL (Reviewers of Young Adult Literature) in exchange for an open and honest review. All opinions are my own. Let me introduce you to a character known as a living saint. She doesn?t experience touch unless it is for a healing. She is subs...

    I read some other works by this author that I liked, but I was still pleasantly surprised by her foray into a very unique genre. This book deals with Marlena, a teenaged girl, who from birth has possessed this remarkable power of healing. At age 18 however, she is sick of it. Sick o...

    This was a good read, but the overall story felt like their were pieces missing. I wanted to know sooooo much more about Marlena's mother, and how not only her grandparents but how her father died. I wanted to know a lot more, and found myself frustrated at the lack of clarity. On the ...

    I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest reviews. I have read books like this before but not to this extent. I know that she feels like she has to live by a lot of rules and the one that seems to be the most challenging is the one to not fall in love. That is when she meets...

    Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for the E-arc copy of The Healer. I am not usually one for books in a religious subject matter, but I found this one really interesting. Donna Freitas is an excellent storyteller and The Healer is a showcase of her talent. Marlena, the main char...

    I was glad that Freitas tackled spiritual questions in this book--Do healing powers really exist? How does our understanding of God affect our worldview? How is a teenager's coming of age impacted by beliefs? But I found her answers shallow, perhaps because her characters were flat (th...

    Beautifully simplistic writing draws you into this story, of a very complicated girl. You are torn with her wanting to be a healer, and wanting her to be normal. The pulls of two worlds building to a final collision. But, I felt unsatisfied that we never got down to the bottom of her g...

    Actually a 4.75-ish. This book grabbed me in the first few pages and I had a HECK of a time putting it down. It did slow down a bit for me a bit over halfway through, but I enjoyed the beginning so much it balanced. ...

    Although I feel like I knew what was coming from the beginning, but it was probably about a third of the way. Very descriptive. ...

    The writing in the beginning made me sleepy, but it got better after a while. This was a very middle-of-the-road kind of book for me. ...

    Thought provoking. ...

  • Petra Willemse
    Jan 28, 2019

    I really really liked this one! Full RTC! ...

    At 18, Marlena had yet to attend school, go to a dance, or get her first kiss. She had been kept separate from the world and revered for her gift as a healer. Tired of living in her "saint" bubble, she rebelled, and began stretching her wings a little, as she attempted to discover who ...

    Thank you Edelweiss and Harper Teen for gifting me an E-ARC in exchange of an honest review. All opinions are my own. I rate this book a 3.5 out of 5 Stars. This was a great YA book. It is hard to pin point this genre, it's kind of several genres mashed into one book, and while t...

    Marlena is a healer - a living saint. People come from far and wide to be healed by her, the small town she lives in makes their living off selling souvenirs with her image, and her mother has shaped Marlena's entire life around her identity as a child with a gift from God. Marlena has...

    The Healer is a compelling and unique book. It is a very different coming of age story, yet despite Marlena?s special abilities that set her apart in the world, her story of falling in love for the first time, discovering who she is and is meant to be and learning to stand up for her...

    Contemporary with romance with a sad ending. This was a good book up until the ending. I cant believe she did that to one of the characters. ...

    The Healer by Donna Freitas, 400 pages. HarperTeen, October 2018. $18. Language: PG (11 swears, 0 ?f?); Mature Content: R (on page sex); Violence: G. BUYING ADVISORY: HS - OPTIONAL AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE For all of her 17 years, Marlena has been the healer girl ? th...

    I received a copy of the book through #ROYAL (Reviewers of Young Adult Literature) in exchange for an open and honest review. All opinions are my own. Let me introduce you to a character known as a living saint. She doesn?t experience touch unless it is for a healing. She is subs...

    I read some other works by this author that I liked, but I was still pleasantly surprised by her foray into a very unique genre. This book deals with Marlena, a teenaged girl, who from birth has possessed this remarkable power of healing. At age 18 however, she is sick of it. Sick o...

    This was a good read, but the overall story felt like their were pieces missing. I wanted to know sooooo much more about Marlena's mother, and how not only her grandparents but how her father died. I wanted to know a lot more, and found myself frustrated at the lack of clarity. On the ...

    I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest reviews. I have read books like this before but not to this extent. I know that she feels like she has to live by a lot of rules and the one that seems to be the most challenging is the one to not fall in love. That is when she meets...

    Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for the E-arc copy of The Healer. I am not usually one for books in a religious subject matter, but I found this one really interesting. Donna Freitas is an excellent storyteller and The Healer is a showcase of her talent. Marlena, the main char...

    I was glad that Freitas tackled spiritual questions in this book--Do healing powers really exist? How does our understanding of God affect our worldview? How is a teenager's coming of age impacted by beliefs? But I found her answers shallow, perhaps because her characters were flat (th...

    Beautifully simplistic writing draws you into this story, of a very complicated girl. You are torn with her wanting to be a healer, and wanting her to be normal. The pulls of two worlds building to a final collision. But, I felt unsatisfied that we never got down to the bottom of her g...

    Actually a 4.75-ish. This book grabbed me in the first few pages and I had a HECK of a time putting it down. It did slow down a bit for me a bit over halfway through, but I enjoyed the beginning so much it balanced. ...

    Although I feel like I knew what was coming from the beginning, but it was probably about a third of the way. Very descriptive. ...

  • Lex
    Aug 29, 2018

    I really really liked this one! Full RTC! ...

    At 18, Marlena had yet to attend school, go to a dance, or get her first kiss. She had been kept separate from the world and revered for her gift as a healer. Tired of living in her "saint" bubble, she rebelled, and began stretching her wings a little, as she attempted to discover who ...

    Thank you Edelweiss and Harper Teen for gifting me an E-ARC in exchange of an honest review. All opinions are my own. I rate this book a 3.5 out of 5 Stars. This was a great YA book. It is hard to pin point this genre, it's kind of several genres mashed into one book, and while t...

    Marlena is a healer - a living saint. People come from far and wide to be healed by her, the small town she lives in makes their living off selling souvenirs with her image, and her mother has shaped Marlena's entire life around her identity as a child with a gift from God. Marlena has...

    The Healer is a compelling and unique book. It is a very different coming of age story, yet despite Marlena?s special abilities that set her apart in the world, her story of falling in love for the first time, discovering who she is and is meant to be and learning to stand up for her...

    Contemporary with romance with a sad ending. This was a good book up until the ending. I cant believe she did that to one of the characters. ...

    The Healer by Donna Freitas, 400 pages. HarperTeen, October 2018. $18. Language: PG (11 swears, 0 ?f?); Mature Content: R (on page sex); Violence: G. BUYING ADVISORY: HS - OPTIONAL AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE For all of her 17 years, Marlena has been the healer girl ? th...

    I received a copy of the book through #ROYAL (Reviewers of Young Adult Literature) in exchange for an open and honest review. All opinions are my own. Let me introduce you to a character known as a living saint. She doesn?t experience touch unless it is for a healing. She is subs...

    I read some other works by this author that I liked, but I was still pleasantly surprised by her foray into a very unique genre. This book deals with Marlena, a teenaged girl, who from birth has possessed this remarkable power of healing. At age 18 however, she is sick of it. Sick o...

    This was a good read, but the overall story felt like their were pieces missing. I wanted to know sooooo much more about Marlena's mother, and how not only her grandparents but how her father died. I wanted to know a lot more, and found myself frustrated at the lack of clarity. On the ...

    I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest reviews. I have read books like this before but not to this extent. I know that she feels like she has to live by a lot of rules and the one that seems to be the most challenging is the one to not fall in love. That is when she meets...

    Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for the E-arc copy of The Healer. I am not usually one for books in a religious subject matter, but I found this one really interesting. Donna Freitas is an excellent storyteller and The Healer is a showcase of her talent. Marlena, the main char...

    I was glad that Freitas tackled spiritual questions in this book--Do healing powers really exist? How does our understanding of God affect our worldview? How is a teenager's coming of age impacted by beliefs? But I found her answers shallow, perhaps because her characters were flat (th...

    Beautifully simplistic writing draws you into this story, of a very complicated girl. You are torn with her wanting to be a healer, and wanting her to be normal. The pulls of two worlds building to a final collision. But, I felt unsatisfied that we never got down to the bottom of her g...

    Actually a 4.75-ish. This book grabbed me in the first few pages and I had a HECK of a time putting it down. It did slow down a bit for me a bit over halfway through, but I enjoyed the beginning so much it balanced. ...

    Although I feel like I knew what was coming from the beginning, but it was probably about a third of the way. Very descriptive. ...

    The writing in the beginning made me sleepy, but it got better after a while. This was a very middle-of-the-road kind of book for me. ...

    Thought provoking. ...

    The exploration of self and of life was enthralling. I did skim over a couple scenes for sexual content, though. ...

    Wonderful storyline; I absolutely loved this story! ...

    Woah a very good book that is a battle between morals and what you are told to do and freedom. ...

    3.5 stars rounded up to 4. The Healer was an enjoyable read. I don?t have a lot of thoughts about it at the moment, but not because it wasn?t though-provoking. ...

    This book broke me in the best of ways. That?s all I have to say. ...

    this book was about faith and science and love mixed in. I love that she tried living life and found love. I also that faith and healing were brought up too. Overall I enjoyed this book very much. ...

    Definitely liked this one. The mother and those townspeople (I'm blanking on the name of the lady with the store full of stuff modeled on Marlena) absolutely disgusted me. It was so goddamn cathartic to see Marlena give them the business. You exploit a child all her life and the LEA...

    See full review here: http://www.yabookscentral.com/yaficti... YABC Review - Staff Reviewer Overall, The Healer by Donna Freitas is a great book. There is so much going on throughout the book but it all blends perfectly. This was a great story on growing up and learning about love,...

    Marlena is an eighteen-year-old girl who has been healing people with her powers all her life. Her mother is more of a manager than a mother. She takes care of all business matters, but also makes sure Marlena strickly follows ?the rules?. She has no social life, cannot be touched ...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I can't. I just can't seem to finish this book. It's boring me so much it took this long for me to DNF this. So, yeah, I'm not rating this cause that seems unfair of me if I didn't even finish it. ...

  • Madison
    Aug 06, 2018

    I really really liked this one! Full RTC! ...

    At 18, Marlena had yet to attend school, go to a dance, or get her first kiss. She had been kept separate from the world and revered for her gift as a healer. Tired of living in her "saint" bubble, she rebelled, and began stretching her wings a little, as she attempted to discover who ...

    Thank you Edelweiss and Harper Teen for gifting me an E-ARC in exchange of an honest review. All opinions are my own. I rate this book a 3.5 out of 5 Stars. This was a great YA book. It is hard to pin point this genre, it's kind of several genres mashed into one book, and while t...

    Marlena is a healer - a living saint. People come from far and wide to be healed by her, the small town she lives in makes their living off selling souvenirs with her image, and her mother has shaped Marlena's entire life around her identity as a child with a gift from God. Marlena has...

    The Healer is a compelling and unique book. It is a very different coming of age story, yet despite Marlena?s special abilities that set her apart in the world, her story of falling in love for the first time, discovering who she is and is meant to be and learning to stand up for her...

  • Anita Eti
    Oct 03, 2018

    I really really liked this one! Full RTC! ...

    At 18, Marlena had yet to attend school, go to a dance, or get her first kiss. She had been kept separate from the world and revered for her gift as a healer. Tired of living in her "saint" bubble, she rebelled, and began stretching her wings a little, as she attempted to discover who ...

    Thank you Edelweiss and Harper Teen for gifting me an E-ARC in exchange of an honest review. All opinions are my own. I rate this book a 3.5 out of 5 Stars. This was a great YA book. It is hard to pin point this genre, it's kind of several genres mashed into one book, and while t...

    Marlena is a healer - a living saint. People come from far and wide to be healed by her, the small town she lives in makes their living off selling souvenirs with her image, and her mother has shaped Marlena's entire life around her identity as a child with a gift from God. Marlena has...

    The Healer is a compelling and unique book. It is a very different coming of age story, yet despite Marlena?s special abilities that set her apart in the world, her story of falling in love for the first time, discovering who she is and is meant to be and learning to stand up for her...

    Contemporary with romance with a sad ending. This was a good book up until the ending. I cant believe she did that to one of the characters. ...

    The Healer by Donna Freitas, 400 pages. HarperTeen, October 2018. $18. Language: PG (11 swears, 0 ?f?); Mature Content: R (on page sex); Violence: G. BUYING ADVISORY: HS - OPTIONAL AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE For all of her 17 years, Marlena has been the healer girl ? th...

    I received a copy of the book through #ROYAL (Reviewers of Young Adult Literature) in exchange for an open and honest review. All opinions are my own. Let me introduce you to a character known as a living saint. She doesn?t experience touch unless it is for a healing. She is subs...

    I read some other works by this author that I liked, but I was still pleasantly surprised by her foray into a very unique genre. This book deals with Marlena, a teenaged girl, who from birth has possessed this remarkable power of healing. At age 18 however, she is sick of it. Sick o...

  • Carro Herdegen
    Nov 21, 2018

    I really really liked this one! Full RTC! ...

    At 18, Marlena had yet to attend school, go to a dance, or get her first kiss. She had been kept separate from the world and revered for her gift as a healer. Tired of living in her "saint" bubble, she rebelled, and began stretching her wings a little, as she attempted to discover who ...

    Thank you Edelweiss and Harper Teen for gifting me an E-ARC in exchange of an honest review. All opinions are my own. I rate this book a 3.5 out of 5 Stars. This was a great YA book. It is hard to pin point this genre, it's kind of several genres mashed into one book, and while t...

    Marlena is a healer - a living saint. People come from far and wide to be healed by her, the small town she lives in makes their living off selling souvenirs with her image, and her mother has shaped Marlena's entire life around her identity as a child with a gift from God. Marlena has...

    The Healer is a compelling and unique book. It is a very different coming of age story, yet despite Marlena?s special abilities that set her apart in the world, her story of falling in love for the first time, discovering who she is and is meant to be and learning to stand up for her...

    Contemporary with romance with a sad ending. This was a good book up until the ending. I cant believe she did that to one of the characters. ...

    The Healer by Donna Freitas, 400 pages. HarperTeen, October 2018. $18. Language: PG (11 swears, 0 ?f?); Mature Content: R (on page sex); Violence: G. BUYING ADVISORY: HS - OPTIONAL AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE For all of her 17 years, Marlena has been the healer girl ? th...

    I received a copy of the book through #ROYAL (Reviewers of Young Adult Literature) in exchange for an open and honest review. All opinions are my own. Let me introduce you to a character known as a living saint. She doesn?t experience touch unless it is for a healing. She is subs...

    I read some other works by this author that I liked, but I was still pleasantly surprised by her foray into a very unique genre. This book deals with Marlena, a teenaged girl, who from birth has possessed this remarkable power of healing. At age 18 however, she is sick of it. Sick o...

    This was a good read, but the overall story felt like their were pieces missing. I wanted to know sooooo much more about Marlena's mother, and how not only her grandparents but how her father died. I wanted to know a lot more, and found myself frustrated at the lack of clarity. On the ...

    I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest reviews. I have read books like this before but not to this extent. I know that she feels like she has to live by a lot of rules and the one that seems to be the most challenging is the one to not fall in love. That is when she meets...

    Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for the E-arc copy of The Healer. I am not usually one for books in a religious subject matter, but I found this one really interesting. Donna Freitas is an excellent storyteller and The Healer is a showcase of her talent. Marlena, the main char...

    I was glad that Freitas tackled spiritual questions in this book--Do healing powers really exist? How does our understanding of God affect our worldview? How is a teenager's coming of age impacted by beliefs? But I found her answers shallow, perhaps because her characters were flat (th...

    Beautifully simplistic writing draws you into this story, of a very complicated girl. You are torn with her wanting to be a healer, and wanting her to be normal. The pulls of two worlds building to a final collision. But, I felt unsatisfied that we never got down to the bottom of her g...

    Actually a 4.75-ish. This book grabbed me in the first few pages and I had a HECK of a time putting it down. It did slow down a bit for me a bit over halfway through, but I enjoyed the beginning so much it balanced. ...

    Although I feel like I knew what was coming from the beginning, but it was probably about a third of the way. Very descriptive. ...

    The writing in the beginning made me sleepy, but it got better after a while. This was a very middle-of-the-road kind of book for me. ...

    Thought provoking. ...

    The exploration of self and of life was enthralling. I did skim over a couple scenes for sexual content, though. ...

  • Kat
    Sep 08, 2018

    I really really liked this one! Full RTC! ...

    At 18, Marlena had yet to attend school, go to a dance, or get her first kiss. She had been kept separate from the world and revered for her gift as a healer. Tired of living in her "saint" bubble, she rebelled, and began stretching her wings a little, as she attempted to discover who ...

    Thank you Edelweiss and Harper Teen for gifting me an E-ARC in exchange of an honest review. All opinions are my own. I rate this book a 3.5 out of 5 Stars. This was a great YA book. It is hard to pin point this genre, it's kind of several genres mashed into one book, and while t...

    Marlena is a healer - a living saint. People come from far and wide to be healed by her, the small town she lives in makes their living off selling souvenirs with her image, and her mother has shaped Marlena's entire life around her identity as a child with a gift from God. Marlena has...

    The Healer is a compelling and unique book. It is a very different coming of age story, yet despite Marlena?s special abilities that set her apart in the world, her story of falling in love for the first time, discovering who she is and is meant to be and learning to stand up for her...

    Contemporary with romance with a sad ending. This was a good book up until the ending. I cant believe she did that to one of the characters. ...

    The Healer by Donna Freitas, 400 pages. HarperTeen, October 2018. $18. Language: PG (11 swears, 0 ?f?); Mature Content: R (on page sex); Violence: G. BUYING ADVISORY: HS - OPTIONAL AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE For all of her 17 years, Marlena has been the healer girl ? th...

    I received a copy of the book through #ROYAL (Reviewers of Young Adult Literature) in exchange for an open and honest review. All opinions are my own. Let me introduce you to a character known as a living saint. She doesn?t experience touch unless it is for a healing. She is subs...

    I read some other works by this author that I liked, but I was still pleasantly surprised by her foray into a very unique genre. This book deals with Marlena, a teenaged girl, who from birth has possessed this remarkable power of healing. At age 18 however, she is sick of it. Sick o...

    This was a good read, but the overall story felt like their were pieces missing. I wanted to know sooooo much more about Marlena's mother, and how not only her grandparents but how her father died. I wanted to know a lot more, and found myself frustrated at the lack of clarity. On the ...

    I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest reviews. I have read books like this before but not to this extent. I know that she feels like she has to live by a lot of rules and the one that seems to be the most challenging is the one to not fall in love. That is when she meets...

    Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for the E-arc copy of The Healer. I am not usually one for books in a religious subject matter, but I found this one really interesting. Donna Freitas is an excellent storyteller and The Healer is a showcase of her talent. Marlena, the main char...

  • Destiny Bridwell
    Sep 30, 2018

    I really really liked this one! Full RTC! ...

    At 18, Marlena had yet to attend school, go to a dance, or get her first kiss. She had been kept separate from the world and revered for her gift as a healer. Tired of living in her "saint" bubble, she rebelled, and began stretching her wings a little, as she attempted to discover who ...

    Thank you Edelweiss and Harper Teen for gifting me an E-ARC in exchange of an honest review. All opinions are my own. I rate this book a 3.5 out of 5 Stars. This was a great YA book. It is hard to pin point this genre, it's kind of several genres mashed into one book, and while t...

    Marlena is a healer - a living saint. People come from far and wide to be healed by her, the small town she lives in makes their living off selling souvenirs with her image, and her mother has shaped Marlena's entire life around her identity as a child with a gift from God. Marlena has...

    The Healer is a compelling and unique book. It is a very different coming of age story, yet despite Marlena?s special abilities that set her apart in the world, her story of falling in love for the first time, discovering who she is and is meant to be and learning to stand up for her...

    Contemporary with romance with a sad ending. This was a good book up until the ending. I cant believe she did that to one of the characters. ...

    The Healer by Donna Freitas, 400 pages. HarperTeen, October 2018. $18. Language: PG (11 swears, 0 ?f?); Mature Content: R (on page sex); Violence: G. BUYING ADVISORY: HS - OPTIONAL AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE For all of her 17 years, Marlena has been the healer girl ? th...

    I received a copy of the book through #ROYAL (Reviewers of Young Adult Literature) in exchange for an open and honest review. All opinions are my own. Let me introduce you to a character known as a living saint. She doesn?t experience touch unless it is for a healing. She is subs...

    I read some other works by this author that I liked, but I was still pleasantly surprised by her foray into a very unique genre. This book deals with Marlena, a teenaged girl, who from birth has possessed this remarkable power of healing. At age 18 however, she is sick of it. Sick o...

    This was a good read, but the overall story felt like their were pieces missing. I wanted to know sooooo much more about Marlena's mother, and how not only her grandparents but how her father died. I wanted to know a lot more, and found myself frustrated at the lack of clarity. On the ...

    I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest reviews. I have read books like this before but not to this extent. I know that she feels like she has to live by a lot of rules and the one that seems to be the most challenging is the one to not fall in love. That is when she meets...

  • Shelley
    Feb 21, 2019

    I really really liked this one! Full RTC! ...

    At 18, Marlena had yet to attend school, go to a dance, or get her first kiss. She had been kept separate from the world and revered for her gift as a healer. Tired of living in her "saint" bubble, she rebelled, and began stretching her wings a little, as she attempted to discover who ...

    Thank you Edelweiss and Harper Teen for gifting me an E-ARC in exchange of an honest review. All opinions are my own. I rate this book a 3.5 out of 5 Stars. This was a great YA book. It is hard to pin point this genre, it's kind of several genres mashed into one book, and while t...

    Marlena is a healer - a living saint. People come from far and wide to be healed by her, the small town she lives in makes their living off selling souvenirs with her image, and her mother has shaped Marlena's entire life around her identity as a child with a gift from God. Marlena has...

    The Healer is a compelling and unique book. It is a very different coming of age story, yet despite Marlena?s special abilities that set her apart in the world, her story of falling in love for the first time, discovering who she is and is meant to be and learning to stand up for her...

    Contemporary with romance with a sad ending. This was a good book up until the ending. I cant believe she did that to one of the characters. ...

    The Healer by Donna Freitas, 400 pages. HarperTeen, October 2018. $18. Language: PG (11 swears, 0 ?f?); Mature Content: R (on page sex); Violence: G. BUYING ADVISORY: HS - OPTIONAL AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE For all of her 17 years, Marlena has been the healer girl ? th...

    I received a copy of the book through #ROYAL (Reviewers of Young Adult Literature) in exchange for an open and honest review. All opinions are my own. Let me introduce you to a character known as a living saint. She doesn?t experience touch unless it is for a healing. She is subs...

    I read some other works by this author that I liked, but I was still pleasantly surprised by her foray into a very unique genre. This book deals with Marlena, a teenaged girl, who from birth has possessed this remarkable power of healing. At age 18 however, she is sick of it. Sick o...

    This was a good read, but the overall story felt like their were pieces missing. I wanted to know sooooo much more about Marlena's mother, and how not only her grandparents but how her father died. I wanted to know a lot more, and found myself frustrated at the lack of clarity. On the ...

    I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest reviews. I have read books like this before but not to this extent. I know that she feels like she has to live by a lot of rules and the one that seems to be the most challenging is the one to not fall in love. That is when she meets...

    Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for the E-arc copy of The Healer. I am not usually one for books in a religious subject matter, but I found this one really interesting. Donna Freitas is an excellent storyteller and The Healer is a showcase of her talent. Marlena, the main char...

    I was glad that Freitas tackled spiritual questions in this book--Do healing powers really exist? How does our understanding of God affect our worldview? How is a teenager's coming of age impacted by beliefs? But I found her answers shallow, perhaps because her characters were flat (th...

    Beautifully simplistic writing draws you into this story, of a very complicated girl. You are torn with her wanting to be a healer, and wanting her to be normal. The pulls of two worlds building to a final collision. But, I felt unsatisfied that we never got down to the bottom of her g...

    Actually a 4.75-ish. This book grabbed me in the first few pages and I had a HECK of a time putting it down. It did slow down a bit for me a bit over halfway through, but I enjoyed the beginning so much it balanced. ...

  • Ajita
    Nov 12, 2017

    I really really liked this one! Full RTC! ...

    At 18, Marlena had yet to attend school, go to a dance, or get her first kiss. She had been kept separate from the world and revered for her gift as a healer. Tired of living in her "saint" bubble, she rebelled, and began stretching her wings a little, as she attempted to discover who ...

    Thank you Edelweiss and Harper Teen for gifting me an E-ARC in exchange of an honest review. All opinions are my own. I rate this book a 3.5 out of 5 Stars. This was a great YA book. It is hard to pin point this genre, it's kind of several genres mashed into one book, and while t...

    Marlena is a healer - a living saint. People come from far and wide to be healed by her, the small town she lives in makes their living off selling souvenirs with her image, and her mother has shaped Marlena's entire life around her identity as a child with a gift from God. Marlena has...

    The Healer is a compelling and unique book. It is a very different coming of age story, yet despite Marlena?s special abilities that set her apart in the world, her story of falling in love for the first time, discovering who she is and is meant to be and learning to stand up for her...

    Contemporary with romance with a sad ending. This was a good book up until the ending. I cant believe she did that to one of the characters. ...

    The Healer by Donna Freitas, 400 pages. HarperTeen, October 2018. $18. Language: PG (11 swears, 0 ?f?); Mature Content: R (on page sex); Violence: G. BUYING ADVISORY: HS - OPTIONAL AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE For all of her 17 years, Marlena has been the healer girl ? th...

    I received a copy of the book through #ROYAL (Reviewers of Young Adult Literature) in exchange for an open and honest review. All opinions are my own. Let me introduce you to a character known as a living saint. She doesn?t experience touch unless it is for a healing. She is subs...

    I read some other works by this author that I liked, but I was still pleasantly surprised by her foray into a very unique genre. This book deals with Marlena, a teenaged girl, who from birth has possessed this remarkable power of healing. At age 18 however, she is sick of it. Sick o...

    This was a good read, but the overall story felt like their were pieces missing. I wanted to know sooooo much more about Marlena's mother, and how not only her grandparents but how her father died. I wanted to know a lot more, and found myself frustrated at the lack of clarity. On the ...

    I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest reviews. I have read books like this before but not to this extent. I know that she feels like she has to live by a lot of rules and the one that seems to be the most challenging is the one to not fall in love. That is when she meets...

    Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for the E-arc copy of The Healer. I am not usually one for books in a religious subject matter, but I found this one really interesting. Donna Freitas is an excellent storyteller and The Healer is a showcase of her talent. Marlena, the main char...

    I was glad that Freitas tackled spiritual questions in this book--Do healing powers really exist? How does our understanding of God affect our worldview? How is a teenager's coming of age impacted by beliefs? But I found her answers shallow, perhaps because her characters were flat (th...

    Beautifully simplistic writing draws you into this story, of a very complicated girl. You are torn with her wanting to be a healer, and wanting her to be normal. The pulls of two worlds building to a final collision. But, I felt unsatisfied that we never got down to the bottom of her g...

    Actually a 4.75-ish. This book grabbed me in the first few pages and I had a HECK of a time putting it down. It did slow down a bit for me a bit over halfway through, but I enjoyed the beginning so much it balanced. ...

    Although I feel like I knew what was coming from the beginning, but it was probably about a third of the way. Very descriptive. ...

    The writing in the beginning made me sleepy, but it got better after a while. This was a very middle-of-the-road kind of book for me. ...

    Thought provoking. ...

    The exploration of self and of life was enthralling. I did skim over a couple scenes for sexual content, though. ...

    Wonderful storyline; I absolutely loved this story! ...

    Woah a very good book that is a battle between morals and what you are told to do and freedom. ...

    3.5 stars rounded up to 4. The Healer was an enjoyable read. I don?t have a lot of thoughts about it at the moment, but not because it wasn?t though-provoking. ...

    This book broke me in the best of ways. That?s all I have to say. ...

    this book was about faith and science and love mixed in. I love that she tried living life and found love. I also that faith and healing were brought up too. Overall I enjoyed this book very much. ...

    Definitely liked this one. The mother and those townspeople (I'm blanking on the name of the lady with the store full of stuff modeled on Marlena) absolutely disgusted me. It was so goddamn cathartic to see Marlena give them the business. You exploit a child all her life and the LEA...

    See full review here: http://www.yabookscentral.com/yaficti... YABC Review - Staff Reviewer Overall, The Healer by Donna Freitas is a great book. There is so much going on throughout the book but it all blends perfectly. This was a great story on growing up and learning about love,...

    Marlena is an eighteen-year-old girl who has been healing people with her powers all her life. Her mother is more of a manager than a mother. She takes care of all business matters, but also makes sure Marlena strickly follows ?the rules?. She has no social life, cannot be touched ...

  • Tiare
    Feb 15, 2019

    I really really liked this one! Full RTC! ...

    At 18, Marlena had yet to attend school, go to a dance, or get her first kiss. She had been kept separate from the world and revered for her gift as a healer. Tired of living in her "saint" bubble, she rebelled, and began stretching her wings a little, as she attempted to discover who ...

    Thank you Edelweiss and Harper Teen for gifting me an E-ARC in exchange of an honest review. All opinions are my own. I rate this book a 3.5 out of 5 Stars. This was a great YA book. It is hard to pin point this genre, it's kind of several genres mashed into one book, and while t...

    Marlena is a healer - a living saint. People come from far and wide to be healed by her, the small town she lives in makes their living off selling souvenirs with her image, and her mother has shaped Marlena's entire life around her identity as a child with a gift from God. Marlena has...

    The Healer is a compelling and unique book. It is a very different coming of age story, yet despite Marlena?s special abilities that set her apart in the world, her story of falling in love for the first time, discovering who she is and is meant to be and learning to stand up for her...

    Contemporary with romance with a sad ending. This was a good book up until the ending. I cant believe she did that to one of the characters. ...

    The Healer by Donna Freitas, 400 pages. HarperTeen, October 2018. $18. Language: PG (11 swears, 0 ?f?); Mature Content: R (on page sex); Violence: G. BUYING ADVISORY: HS - OPTIONAL AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE For all of her 17 years, Marlena has been the healer girl ? th...

    I received a copy of the book through #ROYAL (Reviewers of Young Adult Literature) in exchange for an open and honest review. All opinions are my own. Let me introduce you to a character known as a living saint. She doesn?t experience touch unless it is for a healing. She is subs...

    I read some other works by this author that I liked, but I was still pleasantly surprised by her foray into a very unique genre. This book deals with Marlena, a teenaged girl, who from birth has possessed this remarkable power of healing. At age 18 however, she is sick of it. Sick o...

    This was a good read, but the overall story felt like their were pieces missing. I wanted to know sooooo much more about Marlena's mother, and how not only her grandparents but how her father died. I wanted to know a lot more, and found myself frustrated at the lack of clarity. On the ...

    I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest reviews. I have read books like this before but not to this extent. I know that she feels like she has to live by a lot of rules and the one that seems to be the most challenging is the one to not fall in love. That is when she meets...

    Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for the E-arc copy of The Healer. I am not usually one for books in a religious subject matter, but I found this one really interesting. Donna Freitas is an excellent storyteller and The Healer is a showcase of her talent. Marlena, the main char...

    I was glad that Freitas tackled spiritual questions in this book--Do healing powers really exist? How does our understanding of God affect our worldview? How is a teenager's coming of age impacted by beliefs? But I found her answers shallow, perhaps because her characters were flat (th...

    Beautifully simplistic writing draws you into this story, of a very complicated girl. You are torn with her wanting to be a healer, and wanting her to be normal. The pulls of two worlds building to a final collision. But, I felt unsatisfied that we never got down to the bottom of her g...

    Actually a 4.75-ish. This book grabbed me in the first few pages and I had a HECK of a time putting it down. It did slow down a bit for me a bit over halfway through, but I enjoyed the beginning so much it balanced. ...

    Although I feel like I knew what was coming from the beginning, but it was probably about a third of the way. Very descriptive. ...

    The writing in the beginning made me sleepy, but it got better after a while. This was a very middle-of-the-road kind of book for me. ...

    Thought provoking. ...

    The exploration of self and of life was enthralling. I did skim over a couple scenes for sexual content, though. ...

    Wonderful storyline; I absolutely loved this story! ...

    Woah a very good book that is a battle between morals and what you are told to do and freedom. ...

    3.5 stars rounded up to 4. The Healer was an enjoyable read. I don?t have a lot of thoughts about it at the moment, but not because it wasn?t though-provoking. ...

  • Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
    Aug 12, 2018

    I really really liked this one! Full RTC! ...

    At 18, Marlena had yet to attend school, go to a dance, or get her first kiss. She had been kept separate from the world and revered for her gift as a healer. Tired of living in her "saint" bubble, she rebelled, and began stretching her wings a little, as she attempted to discover who ...

    Thank you Edelweiss and Harper Teen for gifting me an E-ARC in exchange of an honest review. All opinions are my own. I rate this book a 3.5 out of 5 Stars. This was a great YA book. It is hard to pin point this genre, it's kind of several genres mashed into one book, and while t...

    Marlena is a healer - a living saint. People come from far and wide to be healed by her, the small town she lives in makes their living off selling souvenirs with her image, and her mother has shaped Marlena's entire life around her identity as a child with a gift from God. Marlena has...

    The Healer is a compelling and unique book. It is a very different coming of age story, yet despite Marlena?s special abilities that set her apart in the world, her story of falling in love for the first time, discovering who she is and is meant to be and learning to stand up for her...

    Contemporary with romance with a sad ending. This was a good book up until the ending. I cant believe she did that to one of the characters. ...

    The Healer by Donna Freitas, 400 pages. HarperTeen, October 2018. $18. Language: PG (11 swears, 0 ?f?); Mature Content: R (on page sex); Violence: G. BUYING ADVISORY: HS - OPTIONAL AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE For all of her 17 years, Marlena has been the healer girl ? th...

  • emma
    Jul 13, 2018

    I really really liked this one! Full RTC! ...

    At 18, Marlena had yet to attend school, go to a dance, or get her first kiss. She had been kept separate from the world and revered for her gift as a healer. Tired of living in her "saint" bubble, she rebelled, and began stretching her wings a little, as she attempted to discover who ...

    Thank you Edelweiss and Harper Teen for gifting me an E-ARC in exchange of an honest review. All opinions are my own. I rate this book a 3.5 out of 5 Stars. This was a great YA book. It is hard to pin point this genre, it's kind of several genres mashed into one book, and while t...

    Marlena is a healer - a living saint. People come from far and wide to be healed by her, the small town she lives in makes their living off selling souvenirs with her image, and her mother has shaped Marlena's entire life around her identity as a child with a gift from God. Marlena has...

    The Healer is a compelling and unique book. It is a very different coming of age story, yet despite Marlena?s special abilities that set her apart in the world, her story of falling in love for the first time, discovering who she is and is meant to be and learning to stand up for her...

    Contemporary with romance with a sad ending. This was a good book up until the ending. I cant believe she did that to one of the characters. ...

    The Healer by Donna Freitas, 400 pages. HarperTeen, October 2018. $18. Language: PG (11 swears, 0 ?f?); Mature Content: R (on page sex); Violence: G. BUYING ADVISORY: HS - OPTIONAL AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE For all of her 17 years, Marlena has been the healer girl ? th...

    I received a copy of the book through #ROYAL (Reviewers of Young Adult Literature) in exchange for an open and honest review. All opinions are my own. Let me introduce you to a character known as a living saint. She doesn?t experience touch unless it is for a healing. She is subs...

    I read some other works by this author that I liked, but I was still pleasantly surprised by her foray into a very unique genre. This book deals with Marlena, a teenaged girl, who from birth has possessed this remarkable power of healing. At age 18 however, she is sick of it. Sick o...

    This was a good read, but the overall story felt like their were pieces missing. I wanted to know sooooo much more about Marlena's mother, and how not only her grandparents but how her father died. I wanted to know a lot more, and found myself frustrated at the lack of clarity. On the ...

    I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest reviews. I have read books like this before but not to this extent. I know that she feels like she has to live by a lot of rules and the one that seems to be the most challenging is the one to not fall in love. That is when she meets...

    Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for the E-arc copy of The Healer. I am not usually one for books in a religious subject matter, but I found this one really interesting. Donna Freitas is an excellent storyteller and The Healer is a showcase of her talent. Marlena, the main char...

    I was glad that Freitas tackled spiritual questions in this book--Do healing powers really exist? How does our understanding of God affect our worldview? How is a teenager's coming of age impacted by beliefs? But I found her answers shallow, perhaps because her characters were flat (th...

    Beautifully simplistic writing draws you into this story, of a very complicated girl. You are torn with her wanting to be a healer, and wanting her to be normal. The pulls of two worlds building to a final collision. But, I felt unsatisfied that we never got down to the bottom of her g...

    Actually a 4.75-ish. This book grabbed me in the first few pages and I had a HECK of a time putting it down. It did slow down a bit for me a bit over halfway through, but I enjoyed the beginning so much it balanced. ...

    Although I feel like I knew what was coming from the beginning, but it was probably about a third of the way. Very descriptive. ...

    The writing in the beginning made me sleepy, but it got better after a while. This was a very middle-of-the-road kind of book for me. ...

    Thought provoking. ...

    The exploration of self and of life was enthralling. I did skim over a couple scenes for sexual content, though. ...

    Wonderful storyline; I absolutely loved this story! ...

    Woah a very good book that is a battle between morals and what you are told to do and freedom. ...

    3.5 stars rounded up to 4. The Healer was an enjoyable read. I don?t have a lot of thoughts about it at the moment, but not because it wasn?t though-provoking. ...

    This book broke me in the best of ways. That?s all I have to say. ...

    this book was about faith and science and love mixed in. I love that she tried living life and found love. I also that faith and healing were brought up too. Overall I enjoyed this book very much. ...

    Definitely liked this one. The mother and those townspeople (I'm blanking on the name of the lady with the store full of stuff modeled on Marlena) absolutely disgusted me. It was so goddamn cathartic to see Marlena give them the business. You exploit a child all her life and the LEA...

    See full review here: http://www.yabookscentral.com/yaficti... YABC Review - Staff Reviewer Overall, The Healer by Donna Freitas is a great book. There is so much going on throughout the book but it all blends perfectly. This was a great story on growing up and learning about love,...

    Marlena is an eighteen-year-old girl who has been healing people with her powers all her life. Her mother is more of a manager than a mother. She takes care of all business matters, but also makes sure Marlena strickly follows ?the rules?. She has no social life, cannot be touched ...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I can't. I just can't seem to finish this book. It's boring me so much it took this long for me to DNF this. So, yeah, I'm not rating this cause that seems unfair of me if I didn't even finish it. ...

    Ever since she was young, Marlena has possessed a mysterious and miraculous gift- she can cure any illness, heal anyone. But her blessing is a curse and because of it, she?s told she can never live a normal life. But when she meets a scientist, and her cute assistant Finn, everything...

  • Samantha (WLABB)
    Sep 25, 2018

    I really really liked this one! Full RTC! ...

    At 18, Marlena had yet to attend school, go to a dance, or get her first kiss. She had been kept separate from the world and revered for her gift as a healer. Tired of living in her "saint" bubble, she rebelled, and began stretching her wings a little, as she attempted to discover who ...

  • Roni Derossett
    Jan 14, 2019

    I really really liked this one! Full RTC! ...

    At 18, Marlena had yet to attend school, go to a dance, or get her first kiss. She had been kept separate from the world and revered for her gift as a healer. Tired of living in her "saint" bubble, she rebelled, and began stretching her wings a little, as she attempted to discover who ...

    Thank you Edelweiss and Harper Teen for gifting me an E-ARC in exchange of an honest review. All opinions are my own. I rate this book a 3.5 out of 5 Stars. This was a great YA book. It is hard to pin point this genre, it's kind of several genres mashed into one book, and while t...

    Marlena is a healer - a living saint. People come from far and wide to be healed by her, the small town she lives in makes their living off selling souvenirs with her image, and her mother has shaped Marlena's entire life around her identity as a child with a gift from God. Marlena has...

    The Healer is a compelling and unique book. It is a very different coming of age story, yet despite Marlena?s special abilities that set her apart in the world, her story of falling in love for the first time, discovering who she is and is meant to be and learning to stand up for her...

    Contemporary with romance with a sad ending. This was a good book up until the ending. I cant believe she did that to one of the characters. ...

    The Healer by Donna Freitas, 400 pages. HarperTeen, October 2018. $18. Language: PG (11 swears, 0 ?f?); Mature Content: R (on page sex); Violence: G. BUYING ADVISORY: HS - OPTIONAL AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE For all of her 17 years, Marlena has been the healer girl ? th...

    I received a copy of the book through #ROYAL (Reviewers of Young Adult Literature) in exchange for an open and honest review. All opinions are my own. Let me introduce you to a character known as a living saint. She doesn?t experience touch unless it is for a healing. She is subs...

    I read some other works by this author that I liked, but I was still pleasantly surprised by her foray into a very unique genre. This book deals with Marlena, a teenaged girl, who from birth has possessed this remarkable power of healing. At age 18 however, she is sick of it. Sick o...

    This was a good read, but the overall story felt like their were pieces missing. I wanted to know sooooo much more about Marlena's mother, and how not only her grandparents but how her father died. I wanted to know a lot more, and found myself frustrated at the lack of clarity. On the ...

    I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest reviews. I have read books like this before but not to this extent. I know that she feels like she has to live by a lot of rules and the one that seems to be the most challenging is the one to not fall in love. That is when she meets...

    Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for the E-arc copy of The Healer. I am not usually one for books in a religious subject matter, but I found this one really interesting. Donna Freitas is an excellent storyteller and The Healer is a showcase of her talent. Marlena, the main char...

    I was glad that Freitas tackled spiritual questions in this book--Do healing powers really exist? How does our understanding of God affect our worldview? How is a teenager's coming of age impacted by beliefs? But I found her answers shallow, perhaps because her characters were flat (th...

    Beautifully simplistic writing draws you into this story, of a very complicated girl. You are torn with her wanting to be a healer, and wanting her to be normal. The pulls of two worlds building to a final collision. But, I felt unsatisfied that we never got down to the bottom of her g...

    Actually a 4.75-ish. This book grabbed me in the first few pages and I had a HECK of a time putting it down. It did slow down a bit for me a bit over halfway through, but I enjoyed the beginning so much it balanced. ...

    Although I feel like I knew what was coming from the beginning, but it was probably about a third of the way. Very descriptive. ...

    The writing in the beginning made me sleepy, but it got better after a while. This was a very middle-of-the-road kind of book for me. ...

    Thought provoking. ...

    The exploration of self and of life was enthralling. I did skim over a couple scenes for sexual content, though. ...

    Wonderful storyline; I absolutely loved this story! ...

  • Emily
    Oct 31, 2018

    I really really liked this one! Full RTC! ...

    At 18, Marlena had yet to attend school, go to a dance, or get her first kiss. She had been kept separate from the world and revered for her gift as a healer. Tired of living in her "saint" bubble, she rebelled, and began stretching her wings a little, as she attempted to discover who ...

    Thank you Edelweiss and Harper Teen for gifting me an E-ARC in exchange of an honest review. All opinions are my own. I rate this book a 3.5 out of 5 Stars. This was a great YA book. It is hard to pin point this genre, it's kind of several genres mashed into one book, and while t...

    Marlena is a healer - a living saint. People come from far and wide to be healed by her, the small town she lives in makes their living off selling souvenirs with her image, and her mother has shaped Marlena's entire life around her identity as a child with a gift from God. Marlena has...

  • alice (arctic books)
    Aug 15, 2018

    I really really liked this one! Full RTC! ...

  • TJL
    Feb 11, 2019

    I really really liked this one! Full RTC! ...

    At 18, Marlena had yet to attend school, go to a dance, or get her first kiss. She had been kept separate from the world and revered for her gift as a healer. Tired of living in her "saint" bubble, she rebelled, and began stretching her wings a little, as she attempted to discover who ...

    Thank you Edelweiss and Harper Teen for gifting me an E-ARC in exchange of an honest review. All opinions are my own. I rate this book a 3.5 out of 5 Stars. This was a great YA book. It is hard to pin point this genre, it's kind of several genres mashed into one book, and while t...

    Marlena is a healer - a living saint. People come from far and wide to be healed by her, the small town she lives in makes their living off selling souvenirs with her image, and her mother has shaped Marlena's entire life around her identity as a child with a gift from God. Marlena has...

    The Healer is a compelling and unique book. It is a very different coming of age story, yet despite Marlena?s special abilities that set her apart in the world, her story of falling in love for the first time, discovering who she is and is meant to be and learning to stand up for her...

    Contemporary with romance with a sad ending. This was a good book up until the ending. I cant believe she did that to one of the characters. ...

    The Healer by Donna Freitas, 400 pages. HarperTeen, October 2018. $18. Language: PG (11 swears, 0 ?f?); Mature Content: R (on page sex); Violence: G. BUYING ADVISORY: HS - OPTIONAL AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE For all of her 17 years, Marlena has been the healer girl ? th...

    I received a copy of the book through #ROYAL (Reviewers of Young Adult Literature) in exchange for an open and honest review. All opinions are my own. Let me introduce you to a character known as a living saint. She doesn?t experience touch unless it is for a healing. She is subs...

    I read some other works by this author that I liked, but I was still pleasantly surprised by her foray into a very unique genre. This book deals with Marlena, a teenaged girl, who from birth has possessed this remarkable power of healing. At age 18 however, she is sick of it. Sick o...

    This was a good read, but the overall story felt like their were pieces missing. I wanted to know sooooo much more about Marlena's mother, and how not only her grandparents but how her father died. I wanted to know a lot more, and found myself frustrated at the lack of clarity. On the ...

    I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest reviews. I have read books like this before but not to this extent. I know that she feels like she has to live by a lot of rules and the one that seems to be the most challenging is the one to not fall in love. That is when she meets...

    Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for the E-arc copy of The Healer. I am not usually one for books in a religious subject matter, but I found this one really interesting. Donna Freitas is an excellent storyteller and The Healer is a showcase of her talent. Marlena, the main char...

    I was glad that Freitas tackled spiritual questions in this book--Do healing powers really exist? How does our understanding of God affect our worldview? How is a teenager's coming of age impacted by beliefs? But I found her answers shallow, perhaps because her characters were flat (th...

    Beautifully simplistic writing draws you into this story, of a very complicated girl. You are torn with her wanting to be a healer, and wanting her to be normal. The pulls of two worlds building to a final collision. But, I felt unsatisfied that we never got down to the bottom of her g...

    Actually a 4.75-ish. This book grabbed me in the first few pages and I had a HECK of a time putting it down. It did slow down a bit for me a bit over halfway through, but I enjoyed the beginning so much it balanced. ...

    Although I feel like I knew what was coming from the beginning, but it was probably about a third of the way. Very descriptive. ...

    The writing in the beginning made me sleepy, but it got better after a while. This was a very middle-of-the-road kind of book for me. ...

    Thought provoking. ...

    The exploration of self and of life was enthralling. I did skim over a couple scenes for sexual content, though. ...

    Wonderful storyline; I absolutely loved this story! ...

    Woah a very good book that is a battle between morals and what you are told to do and freedom. ...

    3.5 stars rounded up to 4. The Healer was an enjoyable read. I don?t have a lot of thoughts about it at the moment, but not because it wasn?t though-provoking. ...

    This book broke me in the best of ways. That?s all I have to say. ...

    this book was about faith and science and love mixed in. I love that she tried living life and found love. I also that faith and healing were brought up too. Overall I enjoyed this book very much. ...

    Definitely liked this one. The mother and those townspeople (I'm blanking on the name of the lady with the store full of stuff modeled on Marlena) absolutely disgusted me. It was so goddamn cathartic to see Marlena give them the business. You exploit a child all her life and the LEA...

  • Kristy
    Dec 30, 2018

    I really really liked this one! Full RTC! ...

    At 18, Marlena had yet to attend school, go to a dance, or get her first kiss. She had been kept separate from the world and revered for her gift as a healer. Tired of living in her "saint" bubble, she rebelled, and began stretching her wings a little, as she attempted to discover who ...

    Thank you Edelweiss and Harper Teen for gifting me an E-ARC in exchange of an honest review. All opinions are my own. I rate this book a 3.5 out of 5 Stars. This was a great YA book. It is hard to pin point this genre, it's kind of several genres mashed into one book, and while t...

    Marlena is a healer - a living saint. People come from far and wide to be healed by her, the small town she lives in makes their living off selling souvenirs with her image, and her mother has shaped Marlena's entire life around her identity as a child with a gift from God. Marlena has...

    The Healer is a compelling and unique book. It is a very different coming of age story, yet despite Marlena?s special abilities that set her apart in the world, her story of falling in love for the first time, discovering who she is and is meant to be and learning to stand up for her...

    Contemporary with romance with a sad ending. This was a good book up until the ending. I cant believe she did that to one of the characters. ...

    The Healer by Donna Freitas, 400 pages. HarperTeen, October 2018. $18. Language: PG (11 swears, 0 ?f?); Mature Content: R (on page sex); Violence: G. BUYING ADVISORY: HS - OPTIONAL AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE For all of her 17 years, Marlena has been the healer girl ? th...

    I received a copy of the book through #ROYAL (Reviewers of Young Adult Literature) in exchange for an open and honest review. All opinions are my own. Let me introduce you to a character known as a living saint. She doesn?t experience touch unless it is for a healing. She is subs...

    I read some other works by this author that I liked, but I was still pleasantly surprised by her foray into a very unique genre. This book deals with Marlena, a teenaged girl, who from birth has possessed this remarkable power of healing. At age 18 however, she is sick of it. Sick o...

    This was a good read, but the overall story felt like their were pieces missing. I wanted to know sooooo much more about Marlena's mother, and how not only her grandparents but how her father died. I wanted to know a lot more, and found myself frustrated at the lack of clarity. On the ...

    I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest reviews. I have read books like this before but not to this extent. I know that she feels like she has to live by a lot of rules and the one that seems to be the most challenging is the one to not fall in love. That is when she meets...

    Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for the E-arc copy of The Healer. I am not usually one for books in a religious subject matter, but I found this one really interesting. Donna Freitas is an excellent storyteller and The Healer is a showcase of her talent. Marlena, the main char...

    I was glad that Freitas tackled spiritual questions in this book--Do healing powers really exist? How does our understanding of God affect our worldview? How is a teenager's coming of age impacted by beliefs? But I found her answers shallow, perhaps because her characters were flat (th...

    Beautifully simplistic writing draws you into this story, of a very complicated girl. You are torn with her wanting to be a healer, and wanting her to be normal. The pulls of two worlds building to a final collision. But, I felt unsatisfied that we never got down to the bottom of her g...

    Actually a 4.75-ish. This book grabbed me in the first few pages and I had a HECK of a time putting it down. It did slow down a bit for me a bit over halfway through, but I enjoyed the beginning so much it balanced. ...

    Although I feel like I knew what was coming from the beginning, but it was probably about a third of the way. Very descriptive. ...

    The writing in the beginning made me sleepy, but it got better after a while. This was a very middle-of-the-road kind of book for me. ...

  • Tracy (The Pages In-Between)
    Oct 25, 2018

    I really really liked this one! Full RTC! ...

    At 18, Marlena had yet to attend school, go to a dance, or get her first kiss. She had been kept separate from the world and revered for her gift as a healer. Tired of living in her "saint" bubble, she rebelled, and began stretching her wings a little, as she attempted to discover who ...

    Thank you Edelweiss and Harper Teen for gifting me an E-ARC in exchange of an honest review. All opinions are my own. I rate this book a 3.5 out of 5 Stars. This was a great YA book. It is hard to pin point this genre, it's kind of several genres mashed into one book, and while t...

  • Caroline
    Apr 15, 2019

    I really really liked this one! Full RTC! ...

    At 18, Marlena had yet to attend school, go to a dance, or get her first kiss. She had been kept separate from the world and revered for her gift as a healer. Tired of living in her "saint" bubble, she rebelled, and began stretching her wings a little, as she attempted to discover who ...

    Thank you Edelweiss and Harper Teen for gifting me an E-ARC in exchange of an honest review. All opinions are my own. I rate this book a 3.5 out of 5 Stars. This was a great YA book. It is hard to pin point this genre, it's kind of several genres mashed into one book, and while t...

    Marlena is a healer - a living saint. People come from far and wide to be healed by her, the small town she lives in makes their living off selling souvenirs with her image, and her mother has shaped Marlena's entire life around her identity as a child with a gift from God. Marlena has...

    The Healer is a compelling and unique book. It is a very different coming of age story, yet despite Marlena?s special abilities that set her apart in the world, her story of falling in love for the first time, discovering who she is and is meant to be and learning to stand up for her...

    Contemporary with romance with a sad ending. This was a good book up until the ending. I cant believe she did that to one of the characters. ...

  • Stephanie Augustine
    Nov 24, 2018

    I really really liked this one! Full RTC! ...

    At 18, Marlena had yet to attend school, go to a dance, or get her first kiss. She had been kept separate from the world and revered for her gift as a healer. Tired of living in her "saint" bubble, she rebelled, and began stretching her wings a little, as she attempted to discover who ...

    Thank you Edelweiss and Harper Teen for gifting me an E-ARC in exchange of an honest review. All opinions are my own. I rate this book a 3.5 out of 5 Stars. This was a great YA book. It is hard to pin point this genre, it's kind of several genres mashed into one book, and while t...

    Marlena is a healer - a living saint. People come from far and wide to be healed by her, the small town she lives in makes their living off selling souvenirs with her image, and her mother has shaped Marlena's entire life around her identity as a child with a gift from God. Marlena has...

    The Healer is a compelling and unique book. It is a very different coming of age story, yet despite Marlena?s special abilities that set her apart in the world, her story of falling in love for the first time, discovering who she is and is meant to be and learning to stand up for her...

    Contemporary with romance with a sad ending. This was a good book up until the ending. I cant believe she did that to one of the characters. ...

    The Healer by Donna Freitas, 400 pages. HarperTeen, October 2018. $18. Language: PG (11 swears, 0 ?f?); Mature Content: R (on page sex); Violence: G. BUYING ADVISORY: HS - OPTIONAL AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE For all of her 17 years, Marlena has been the healer girl ? th...

    I received a copy of the book through #ROYAL (Reviewers of Young Adult Literature) in exchange for an open and honest review. All opinions are my own. Let me introduce you to a character known as a living saint. She doesn?t experience touch unless it is for a healing. She is subs...

    I read some other works by this author that I liked, but I was still pleasantly surprised by her foray into a very unique genre. This book deals with Marlena, a teenaged girl, who from birth has possessed this remarkable power of healing. At age 18 however, she is sick of it. Sick o...

    This was a good read, but the overall story felt like their were pieces missing. I wanted to know sooooo much more about Marlena's mother, and how not only her grandparents but how her father died. I wanted to know a lot more, and found myself frustrated at the lack of clarity. On the ...

    I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest reviews. I have read books like this before but not to this extent. I know that she feels like she has to live by a lot of rules and the one that seems to be the most challenging is the one to not fall in love. That is when she meets...

    Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for the E-arc copy of The Healer. I am not usually one for books in a religious subject matter, but I found this one really interesting. Donna Freitas is an excellent storyteller and The Healer is a showcase of her talent. Marlena, the main char...

    I was glad that Freitas tackled spiritual questions in this book--Do healing powers really exist? How does our understanding of God affect our worldview? How is a teenager's coming of age impacted by beliefs? But I found her answers shallow, perhaps because her characters were flat (th...

    Beautifully simplistic writing draws you into this story, of a very complicated girl. You are torn with her wanting to be a healer, and wanting her to be normal. The pulls of two worlds building to a final collision. But, I felt unsatisfied that we never got down to the bottom of her g...

    Actually a 4.75-ish. This book grabbed me in the first few pages and I had a HECK of a time putting it down. It did slow down a bit for me a bit over halfway through, but I enjoyed the beginning so much it balanced. ...

    Although I feel like I knew what was coming from the beginning, but it was probably about a third of the way. Very descriptive. ...

    The writing in the beginning made me sleepy, but it got better after a while. This was a very middle-of-the-road kind of book for me. ...

    Thought provoking. ...

    The exploration of self and of life was enthralling. I did skim over a couple scenes for sexual content, though. ...

    Wonderful storyline; I absolutely loved this story! ...

    Woah a very good book that is a battle between morals and what you are told to do and freedom. ...

    3.5 stars rounded up to 4. The Healer was an enjoyable read. I don?t have a lot of thoughts about it at the moment, but not because it wasn?t though-provoking. ...

    This book broke me in the best of ways. That?s all I have to say. ...

    this book was about faith and science and love mixed in. I love that she tried living life and found love. I also that faith and healing were brought up too. Overall I enjoyed this book very much. ...

    Definitely liked this one. The mother and those townspeople (I'm blanking on the name of the lady with the store full of stuff modeled on Marlena) absolutely disgusted me. It was so goddamn cathartic to see Marlena give them the business. You exploit a child all her life and the LEA...

    See full review here: http://www.yabookscentral.com/yaficti... YABC Review - Staff Reviewer Overall, The Healer by Donna Freitas is a great book. There is so much going on throughout the book but it all blends perfectly. This was a great story on growing up and learning about love,...

  • Brooke Ford
    Dec 18, 2018

    I really really liked this one! Full RTC! ...

    At 18, Marlena had yet to attend school, go to a dance, or get her first kiss. She had been kept separate from the world and revered for her gift as a healer. Tired of living in her "saint" bubble, she rebelled, and began stretching her wings a little, as she attempted to discover who ...

    Thank you Edelweiss and Harper Teen for gifting me an E-ARC in exchange of an honest review. All opinions are my own. I rate this book a 3.5 out of 5 Stars. This was a great YA book. It is hard to pin point this genre, it's kind of several genres mashed into one book, and while t...

    Marlena is a healer - a living saint. People come from far and wide to be healed by her, the small town she lives in makes their living off selling souvenirs with her image, and her mother has shaped Marlena's entire life around her identity as a child with a gift from God. Marlena has...

    The Healer is a compelling and unique book. It is a very different coming of age story, yet despite Marlena?s special abilities that set her apart in the world, her story of falling in love for the first time, discovering who she is and is meant to be and learning to stand up for her...

    Contemporary with romance with a sad ending. This was a good book up until the ending. I cant believe she did that to one of the characters. ...

    The Healer by Donna Freitas, 400 pages. HarperTeen, October 2018. $18. Language: PG (11 swears, 0 ?f?); Mature Content: R (on page sex); Violence: G. BUYING ADVISORY: HS - OPTIONAL AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE For all of her 17 years, Marlena has been the healer girl ? th...

    I received a copy of the book through #ROYAL (Reviewers of Young Adult Literature) in exchange for an open and honest review. All opinions are my own. Let me introduce you to a character known as a living saint. She doesn?t experience touch unless it is for a healing. She is subs...

    I read some other works by this author that I liked, but I was still pleasantly surprised by her foray into a very unique genre. This book deals with Marlena, a teenaged girl, who from birth has possessed this remarkable power of healing. At age 18 however, she is sick of it. Sick o...

    This was a good read, but the overall story felt like their were pieces missing. I wanted to know sooooo much more about Marlena's mother, and how not only her grandparents but how her father died. I wanted to know a lot more, and found myself frustrated at the lack of clarity. On the ...

    I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest reviews. I have read books like this before but not to this extent. I know that she feels like she has to live by a lot of rules and the one that seems to be the most challenging is the one to not fall in love. That is when she meets...

    Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for the E-arc copy of The Healer. I am not usually one for books in a religious subject matter, but I found this one really interesting. Donna Freitas is an excellent storyteller and The Healer is a showcase of her talent. Marlena, the main char...

    I was glad that Freitas tackled spiritual questions in this book--Do healing powers really exist? How does our understanding of God affect our worldview? How is a teenager's coming of age impacted by beliefs? But I found her answers shallow, perhaps because her characters were flat (th...

    Beautifully simplistic writing draws you into this story, of a very complicated girl. You are torn with her wanting to be a healer, and wanting her to be normal. The pulls of two worlds building to a final collision. But, I felt unsatisfied that we never got down to the bottom of her g...

  • Kevin Rosa
    Nov 23, 2018

    I really really liked this one! Full RTC! ...

    At 18, Marlena had yet to attend school, go to a dance, or get her first kiss. She had been kept separate from the world and revered for her gift as a healer. Tired of living in her "saint" bubble, she rebelled, and began stretching her wings a little, as she attempted to discover who ...

    Thank you Edelweiss and Harper Teen for gifting me an E-ARC in exchange of an honest review. All opinions are my own. I rate this book a 3.5 out of 5 Stars. This was a great YA book. It is hard to pin point this genre, it's kind of several genres mashed into one book, and while t...

    Marlena is a healer - a living saint. People come from far and wide to be healed by her, the small town she lives in makes their living off selling souvenirs with her image, and her mother has shaped Marlena's entire life around her identity as a child with a gift from God. Marlena has...

    The Healer is a compelling and unique book. It is a very different coming of age story, yet despite Marlena?s special abilities that set her apart in the world, her story of falling in love for the first time, discovering who she is and is meant to be and learning to stand up for her...

    Contemporary with romance with a sad ending. This was a good book up until the ending. I cant believe she did that to one of the characters. ...

    The Healer by Donna Freitas, 400 pages. HarperTeen, October 2018. $18. Language: PG (11 swears, 0 ?f?); Mature Content: R (on page sex); Violence: G. BUYING ADVISORY: HS - OPTIONAL AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE For all of her 17 years, Marlena has been the healer girl ? th...

    I received a copy of the book through #ROYAL (Reviewers of Young Adult Literature) in exchange for an open and honest review. All opinions are my own. Let me introduce you to a character known as a living saint. She doesn?t experience touch unless it is for a healing. She is subs...

    I read some other works by this author that I liked, but I was still pleasantly surprised by her foray into a very unique genre. This book deals with Marlena, a teenaged girl, who from birth has possessed this remarkable power of healing. At age 18 however, she is sick of it. Sick o...

    This was a good read, but the overall story felt like their were pieces missing. I wanted to know sooooo much more about Marlena's mother, and how not only her grandparents but how her father died. I wanted to know a lot more, and found myself frustrated at the lack of clarity. On the ...

    I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest reviews. I have read books like this before but not to this extent. I know that she feels like she has to live by a lot of rules and the one that seems to be the most challenging is the one to not fall in love. That is when she meets...

    Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for the E-arc copy of The Healer. I am not usually one for books in a religious subject matter, but I found this one really interesting. Donna Freitas is an excellent storyteller and The Healer is a showcase of her talent. Marlena, the main char...

    I was glad that Freitas tackled spiritual questions in this book--Do healing powers really exist? How does our understanding of God affect our worldview? How is a teenager's coming of age impacted by beliefs? But I found her answers shallow, perhaps because her characters were flat (th...

    Beautifully simplistic writing draws you into this story, of a very complicated girl. You are torn with her wanting to be a healer, and wanting her to be normal. The pulls of two worlds building to a final collision. But, I felt unsatisfied that we never got down to the bottom of her g...

    Actually a 4.75-ish. This book grabbed me in the first few pages and I had a HECK of a time putting it down. It did slow down a bit for me a bit over halfway through, but I enjoyed the beginning so much it balanced. ...

    Although I feel like I knew what was coming from the beginning, but it was probably about a third of the way. Very descriptive. ...

    The writing in the beginning made me sleepy, but it got better after a while. This was a very middle-of-the-road kind of book for me. ...

    Thought provoking. ...

    The exploration of self and of life was enthralling. I did skim over a couple scenes for sexual content, though. ...

    Wonderful storyline; I absolutely loved this story! ...

    Woah a very good book that is a battle between morals and what you are told to do and freedom. ...

    3.5 stars rounded up to 4. The Healer was an enjoyable read. I don?t have a lot of thoughts about it at the moment, but not because it wasn?t though-provoking. ...

    This book broke me in the best of ways. That?s all I have to say. ...

    this book was about faith and science and love mixed in. I love that she tried living life and found love. I also that faith and healing were brought up too. Overall I enjoyed this book very much. ...

    Definitely liked this one. The mother and those townspeople (I'm blanking on the name of the lady with the store full of stuff modeled on Marlena) absolutely disgusted me. It was so goddamn cathartic to see Marlena give them the business. You exploit a child all her life and the LEA...

    See full review here: http://www.yabookscentral.com/yaficti... YABC Review - Staff Reviewer Overall, The Healer by Donna Freitas is a great book. There is so much going on throughout the book but it all blends perfectly. This was a great story on growing up and learning about love,...

    Marlena is an eighteen-year-old girl who has been healing people with her powers all her life. Her mother is more of a manager than a mother. She takes care of all business matters, but also makes sure Marlena strickly follows ?the rules?. She has no social life, cannot be touched ...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I can't. I just can't seem to finish this book. It's boring me so much it took this long for me to DNF this. So, yeah, I'm not rating this cause that seems unfair of me if I didn't even finish it. ...

    Ever since she was young, Marlena has possessed a mysterious and miraculous gift- she can cure any illness, heal anyone. But her blessing is a curse and because of it, she?s told she can never live a normal life. But when she meets a scientist, and her cute assistant Finn, everything...

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  • Danielle Byers
    Feb 13, 2019

    I really really liked this one! Full RTC! ...

    At 18, Marlena had yet to attend school, go to a dance, or get her first kiss. She had been kept separate from the world and revered for her gift as a healer. Tired of living in her "saint" bubble, she rebelled, and began stretching her wings a little, as she attempted to discover who ...

    Thank you Edelweiss and Harper Teen for gifting me an E-ARC in exchange of an honest review. All opinions are my own. I rate this book a 3.5 out of 5 Stars. This was a great YA book. It is hard to pin point this genre, it's kind of several genres mashed into one book, and while t...

    Marlena is a healer - a living saint. People come from far and wide to be healed by her, the small town she lives in makes their living off selling souvenirs with her image, and her mother has shaped Marlena's entire life around her identity as a child with a gift from God. Marlena has...

    The Healer is a compelling and unique book. It is a very different coming of age story, yet despite Marlena?s special abilities that set her apart in the world, her story of falling in love for the first time, discovering who she is and is meant to be and learning to stand up for her...

    Contemporary with romance with a sad ending. This was a good book up until the ending. I cant believe she did that to one of the characters. ...

    The Healer by Donna Freitas, 400 pages. HarperTeen, October 2018. $18. Language: PG (11 swears, 0 ?f?); Mature Content: R (on page sex); Violence: G. BUYING ADVISORY: HS - OPTIONAL AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE For all of her 17 years, Marlena has been the healer girl ? th...

    I received a copy of the book through #ROYAL (Reviewers of Young Adult Literature) in exchange for an open and honest review. All opinions are my own. Let me introduce you to a character known as a living saint. She doesn?t experience touch unless it is for a healing. She is subs...

    I read some other works by this author that I liked, but I was still pleasantly surprised by her foray into a very unique genre. This book deals with Marlena, a teenaged girl, who from birth has possessed this remarkable power of healing. At age 18 however, she is sick of it. Sick o...

    This was a good read, but the overall story felt like their were pieces missing. I wanted to know sooooo much more about Marlena's mother, and how not only her grandparents but how her father died. I wanted to know a lot more, and found myself frustrated at the lack of clarity. On the ...

    I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest reviews. I have read books like this before but not to this extent. I know that she feels like she has to live by a lot of rules and the one that seems to be the most challenging is the one to not fall in love. That is when she meets...

    Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for the E-arc copy of The Healer. I am not usually one for books in a religious subject matter, but I found this one really interesting. Donna Freitas is an excellent storyteller and The Healer is a showcase of her talent. Marlena, the main char...

    I was glad that Freitas tackled spiritual questions in this book--Do healing powers really exist? How does our understanding of God affect our worldview? How is a teenager's coming of age impacted by beliefs? But I found her answers shallow, perhaps because her characters were flat (th...

    Beautifully simplistic writing draws you into this story, of a very complicated girl. You are torn with her wanting to be a healer, and wanting her to be normal. The pulls of two worlds building to a final collision. But, I felt unsatisfied that we never got down to the bottom of her g...

    Actually a 4.75-ish. This book grabbed me in the first few pages and I had a HECK of a time putting it down. It did slow down a bit for me a bit over halfway through, but I enjoyed the beginning so much it balanced. ...

    Although I feel like I knew what was coming from the beginning, but it was probably about a third of the way. Very descriptive. ...

    The writing in the beginning made me sleepy, but it got better after a while. This was a very middle-of-the-road kind of book for me. ...

    Thought provoking. ...

    The exploration of self and of life was enthralling. I did skim over a couple scenes for sexual content, though. ...

    Wonderful storyline; I absolutely loved this story! ...

    Woah a very good book that is a battle between morals and what you are told to do and freedom. ...

    3.5 stars rounded up to 4. The Healer was an enjoyable read. I don?t have a lot of thoughts about it at the moment, but not because it wasn?t though-provoking. ...

    This book broke me in the best of ways. That?s all I have to say. ...

  • Donaji
    Apr 24, 2019

    I really really liked this one! Full RTC! ...

    At 18, Marlena had yet to attend school, go to a dance, or get her first kiss. She had been kept separate from the world and revered for her gift as a healer. Tired of living in her "saint" bubble, she rebelled, and began stretching her wings a little, as she attempted to discover who ...

    Thank you Edelweiss and Harper Teen for gifting me an E-ARC in exchange of an honest review. All opinions are my own. I rate this book a 3.5 out of 5 Stars. This was a great YA book. It is hard to pin point this genre, it's kind of several genres mashed into one book, and while t...

    Marlena is a healer - a living saint. People come from far and wide to be healed by her, the small town she lives in makes their living off selling souvenirs with her image, and her mother has shaped Marlena's entire life around her identity as a child with a gift from God. Marlena has...

    The Healer is a compelling and unique book. It is a very different coming of age story, yet despite Marlena?s special abilities that set her apart in the world, her story of falling in love for the first time, discovering who she is and is meant to be and learning to stand up for her...

    Contemporary with romance with a sad ending. This was a good book up until the ending. I cant believe she did that to one of the characters. ...

    The Healer by Donna Freitas, 400 pages. HarperTeen, October 2018. $18. Language: PG (11 swears, 0 ?f?); Mature Content: R (on page sex); Violence: G. BUYING ADVISORY: HS - OPTIONAL AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE For all of her 17 years, Marlena has been the healer girl ? th...

    I received a copy of the book through #ROYAL (Reviewers of Young Adult Literature) in exchange for an open and honest review. All opinions are my own. Let me introduce you to a character known as a living saint. She doesn?t experience touch unless it is for a healing. She is subs...

    I read some other works by this author that I liked, but I was still pleasantly surprised by her foray into a very unique genre. This book deals with Marlena, a teenaged girl, who from birth has possessed this remarkable power of healing. At age 18 however, she is sick of it. Sick o...

    This was a good read, but the overall story felt like their were pieces missing. I wanted to know sooooo much more about Marlena's mother, and how not only her grandparents but how her father died. I wanted to know a lot more, and found myself frustrated at the lack of clarity. On the ...

    I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest reviews. I have read books like this before but not to this extent. I know that she feels like she has to live by a lot of rules and the one that seems to be the most challenging is the one to not fall in love. That is when she meets...

    Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for the E-arc copy of The Healer. I am not usually one for books in a religious subject matter, but I found this one really interesting. Donna Freitas is an excellent storyteller and The Healer is a showcase of her talent. Marlena, the main char...

    I was glad that Freitas tackled spiritual questions in this book--Do healing powers really exist? How does our understanding of God affect our worldview? How is a teenager's coming of age impacted by beliefs? But I found her answers shallow, perhaps because her characters were flat (th...

    Beautifully simplistic writing draws you into this story, of a very complicated girl. You are torn with her wanting to be a healer, and wanting her to be normal. The pulls of two worlds building to a final collision. But, I felt unsatisfied that we never got down to the bottom of her g...

    Actually a 4.75-ish. This book grabbed me in the first few pages and I had a HECK of a time putting it down. It did slow down a bit for me a bit over halfway through, but I enjoyed the beginning so much it balanced. ...

    Although I feel like I knew what was coming from the beginning, but it was probably about a third of the way. Very descriptive. ...

    The writing in the beginning made me sleepy, but it got better after a while. This was a very middle-of-the-road kind of book for me. ...

    Thought provoking. ...

    The exploration of self and of life was enthralling. I did skim over a couple scenes for sexual content, though. ...

    Wonderful storyline; I absolutely loved this story! ...

    Woah a very good book that is a battle between morals and what you are told to do and freedom. ...