Ada Legend of a Healer by R.A. McDonald
Release Date: Jan 01, 2011
Publisher: House of Lore Publishing
The Story: (taken from Goodreads) No sickness, No injuries, No pain, No limits.
If you had the power to heal, what would you do?
For fifteen-year-old Ada discovering that she can heal feels more like a curse than a gift. When she learns of the mystery surrounding her mother's disappearance, and sees the indifference of so-called friends, she sets out for Paris to find her.
The power to heal protects her, but also has her hunted by a man who sees her as nothing more than his fountain of youth. Ada realizes her true power is her will to survive, and that her only chance at freedom is to become the best at escaping.
Ada hasn't grown up in a house with a white picket fence. Instead she was cast off and absorbed into the foster care system, quickly putting up a shield of hostility. Always knowledgeable of the sicknesses of those around her and never getting hurt just seemed like facts of life. Finally on her last strike of trouble, an estranged aunt comes to the rescue, giving Ada the knowledge of how to use her healing power. Now Ada, who up to this point has shunned the world, all of the sudden has the power to heal it.
This book delves into the psychology and growth of a teenage girl coming to grips with the knowledge that there are some good people out there; some people worth healing.
Along with action and adventure, Ada, Legend of a Healer also brings to light numerous philosophical issues. Like many middle and high school girls, Ada is introduced to society's harsh realities at a young age, so she's built a wall of anger to strengthen her self reliance, to survive. Despite the pressure and demands, Ada refuses to sacrifice her self-worth, and in this she discovers that a strong will overcomes all obstacles.
I was asked, "why the questions at the back of the book?"
My answer: Because Girls Like to Think.
My Review: When I first saw this book, the cover fascinated me. I loved the mysteriousness of it and the title itself made me want to learn more about it. Then I received it.
Once I picked this book up, I had a very hard time putting it down. I read it very quickly as I had no choice but to keep reading. I had to know what Ada would do next & where her adventure would take her.
Ada is a product of the Foster system. She is not happy with her Foster parents. She knows that she is not exactly right but has no clue why. When she is hunted down by weird strangers & she meets Jessie, new light is shed on who she is. She makes a vow to go on a finding mission. She is ready for anything, or so she thinks. She has great adventures & not only learns a lot about herself but also about the world around her. Is being a Healer a curse or a gift?
I LOVED the questions at the end of this book. LOVED THEM! I love to think about a story I just read. I love to hear how the author challenges you on a view or perspective you have after reading the book. Sometimes these simple questions can make you see a whole new picture. LOVE THEM...
I got to the end very sad as I wanted to keep reading. I always read the ending more than once to make sure I did not miss anything. This book is DEF a 5 star to me. Any book that leaves me wanting more at the end is so worthy of a 5!!!
The artwork though out the book is INCREDIBLE!!
Thank you Conner for sending me this wonderful book! I really do appreciate it.