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Banished review ✓ 100 ´ ➳ [Read] ➮ Banished By Sophie Littlefield ➾ – 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 wit There isn't much worth living for inThere 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 n. OH MY GODThis was me about one minute after finishing Banished After another minute or so I was at this stage Now I'm hereI've only been on Goodreads for a little than a month now But in that time I've had some truly amazing books recommended to me I've read and fallen in love with The ueen's Thief series Fever series and The Hunger Games amongst others And I owe all of this literary munificence to my Goodreads friends Now I've found a way to pay them back and it's called Banished rubs hands in gleeReading on your own without any prior recommendation is I have discovered a perilous task Sometimes you strike gold but often than not you end up with complete and utter trash The kind that makes you want to chuck the book against the wall then go find the author and stab them in the eye and then go burn down the publishing house that dared to make people pay money for this tripe And then you have those rare rare moments of perfect happiness when you discover that one book no one else you know has read That they ought to have read but which has been passed over because not enough people are talking about it The kind of book that just pulls you in and spins you around and leaves you gasping for breath Banished is that bookThere's nothing very extraordinary about the story or the worldbuilding of Banished It's about a sixteen year old girl named Hailey who discovers that she is a Healer A very strong one in fact Now Hailey has not had a great life She's at the bottom of the social heap at school she's ill treated and unloved by her drug peddling grandmother and the only ray of light in her life is her mentally challenged foster brother Chub Until one day Hailey discovers a power she had never suspected in herself mysterious men arrive in town and an aunt she didn't know existed arrives in town to tell her her life is in danger The power of this book is not in the complexity of it's worldbuilding There is practically no worldbuilding except where necessary for the storyline It's not in the strength of its characters Mostly because I was too busy devouring the book to even stop and think about whether the characters were strong enough smart enough real enough etc The power of this book is not in it's lyrical prose Littlefield tells a story with very little trimming no elaborate scene setting or philosophizing What really drives this book is the sheer strength of the writing It's gripping fast paced and thrilling I didn't have enough time to stop and think did I like this did I hate this do I want her to do this instead all I could do was gasp and stutter and be swept along There were no first chapter hiccups for me From the first page to the last the story caught me in a stranglehold and didn't let go There is no romance in this book There is the possibility of one in the next book and I hope Littlefield handles it well because I am currently in love with this woman and I don't want the honeymoon to end Although the book does have an ending to the main plot there are a lot of loose threads that will only be answered in the coming books I am guessing And the second book doesn't even have a release date yet Aaaargh I have only one thing to say in conclusion Go read this book You may not love it as much as I do although I hope you will but it is still definitely worth a read GO NOW

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Ew 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 uestions 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. The ending was intentionally uite abrupt but I read the whole thing in one sitting Loved the gypsy feel to it the strong main character and Chub Note I wouldn't call this one a romance

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BanishedHailey 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 This gripping novel from thriller writer Sophie Littlefield blazes a trail from small town Missouri to the big city as Hailey battles an evil greater than she ever imagined while discovering strengths she never knew she had. Rant I hate when wonderful books are hidden from adults by the YA Young Adult category Yes it has a teen protagonist but that doesn't make it just for teens Young Adult or Teen should be subjects or tags not overall dividing line categories I read many YA novels As a librarian I can probably find out about these easier than most Library reviews and such You may need to search for them It's the same for young adults you should be able to read adult novels Your school library may have to limit those but your public library has a lot you could explore OK Rant overReviewI could not put this book down I read it in one sitting and wanted I can't wait until the author writes the next one I love Littlefield's Bad day series for 'adults' or young adults starting with A Bad Day for Sorry The premise of Banished healers and their exploitation is a new one to me and it made Banished a great suspense and mystery novel If you are a bit of a misfit like myself you may especially enjoy Hailey and the family of other gifted Banished from Ireland people It added to its attraction for me