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The Healer by Donna Freitas

Title:  The Healer

: Donna Freitas


Marlena Oliveira had the ability to heal anyone with a single touch. Many people, including her mother, say it’s a gift from God. Because of this, her mother insists that Marlena remain secluded from all but herself in order to remain pure. But when a scientist approaches Marlena wanting to study her ability, she starts to question everything she’s known to be true. With the help of a cute boy named Finn, she begins to explore the life she’s always wanted. At times sweet, confusing, and heartbreaking, this coming of age novel held me captivated.

Review by:  Bethany