Wednesday, November 17, 2010
BR: Banished By: Sophie Littlefield
DESCRIPTION:There isn’t much worth living for in Gypsum, Missouri—or Trashtown, as the rich kids call the run-down neighborhood where sixteen-year-old Hailey Tarbell lives. Hailey figures she’ll never belong—not with the popular kids at school, not with the rejects, not even with her cruel, sickly grandmother, who deals drugs out of their basement. Hailey never knew her dead mother, and she has no idea who her father was, but at least she has her four-year-old foster brother, Chub. Once she turns eighteen, Hailey plans to take Chub far from Gypsum and start a new life where no one can find them. But when a classmate is injured in gym class, Hailey discovers a gift for healing that she never knew she possessed—and that she cannot ignore. Not only can she heal, she can bring the dying back to life. Confused by her powers, Hailey searches for answers but finds only more questions, until a mysterious visitor shows up at Gram’s house, claiming to be Hailey’s aunt Prairie. There are people who will stop at nothing to keep Hailey in Trashtown, living out a legacy of despair and suffering. But when Prairie saves both Hailey and Chub from armed attackers who invade Gram’s house in the middle of the night, Hailey must decide where to place her trust. Will Prairie’s past, and the long-buried secret that caused her to leave Gypsum years earlier, ruin them all? Because as Hailey will soon find out, their power to heal is just the beginning. RATING: 3 STARS COVER: I loved the cover mostly because of all the mysterios aura going on. The bright blue striking eyes with the hair just floating. It was good. REVIEW: The book was good. You could tell the author had a plan going on. But at some points it didn't make sense, it didn't connect or have anything to do with the story. This book had tons of surprises that kept me on the egde of my seat. The cast of characters were greatly written, i couldn't imagine it any better, except in a few minor parts. Were it could have been written better, or less/more descriptive. And there are so many noticable seens, especially with the boys. Even though you only get a few glimpses of the boys Sawyer and Kaz, you'll automatically fall in love with both. And yes i hope there will be some romance in the next book. But other than the minor things it should be on your imediate-to-read list.