The Healer

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Product Details

Price
$17.99
Publisher
Harperteen
Publish Date
Pages
400
Dimensions
5.8 X 8.7 X 1.2 inches | 1.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062662118

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About the Author

Donna Freitas began her career as a competitive gymnast at the age of eight. She regularly medaled on beam and floor at the state level, and she competed at the Annual Regional Championships with her team until an injury led to her retirement at age fifteen. The author of three young adult novels-The Possibility of Sainthood, This Gorgeous Game, and The Survival Kit-and four adult nonfiction books, she lives in Brooklyn.

Reviews

"The Healer is utterly engrossing. Written with poetry and passion, it explores the longing to believe and the sacrifices we make for love. There is beauty and mystery in this amazing book, but no easy answers. The Healer is, itself, a miracle."--Patricia McCormick, two-time National Book Award finalist and author of Sold and Cut
"The Healer is a poignant and passionate story of love, faith, loss, betrayal--and redemption. ​Marlena is a character who jumps off the page and into your heart, where she stays long after you've finished reading."--Deborah Heiligman, author of Vincent and Theo and Charles and Emma
"The Healer is a beautifully written, intensely romantic book that will tear at your heart and make you question the world. Anyone who loves The Fault in Our Stars and Everything, Everything will adore this book."--Marie Rutkoski, New York Times bestselling author of The Winner's Trilogy
"Donna Freitas has crafted a beautiful and moving account of young love in extraordinary circumstances. A fascinating exploration of the ties that bind us to family and lovers, and the freedom that comes from discovering one's own power."--Eliot Schrefer, National Book Award finalist for Threatened and Endangered
"If one takes 'physician, heal thyself' to a metaphysical level, one begins to approximate the keen depiction of adolescent escape and self-rescue that Donna Freitas so beautifully gives us in The Healer. I couldn't put it down. It's a tonic."--Gregory Maguire, New York Times bestselling author of Wicked and Hiddensee
"Marlena is a brilliant character--her voice is hypnotic, insightful, funny, and passionate. In response to the big, unanswerable questions, Donna Freitas has written a beautiful and inspired story."--René Steinke, author of Friendswood and National Book Award Finalist Holy Skirts
"Readers will be left reflecting. Intense."--Kirkus Reviews
"[The Healer] shows how divinity is accessible to everyone through the power of love."--Booklist
"The themes of faith and forgiveness are strong, and Freitas makes a solid argument that spiritualism and science are not necessarily mutually exclusive."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"With a deep sense of longing and a beautiful coming-of-age undercurrent, Freitas presents a stark and emotional tale. This delicately crafted, heartfelt novel speaks to the rewards and challenges of creating one's own identity."--Publishers Weekly