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The Healing Spell

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  • Posted July 30, 2010

    A Healing Experience

    Livie has a frightening secret; her mother is in a coma and she's responsible for it. She's terrified her mother might die, and even more terrified her family will hate her if they find out her secret. She already feels so alone that losing their love would be unbearable.

    Burdened with the truth, Livie tries to come to terms with her guilt, but guilt isn't the only weight on her eleven-year-old shoulders. She's trying to find her own place in the world. Unfortunately, her world is changing and she's not sure which way to turn.

    Her older sister is supposed to be getting married and leaving, her little sister cries at everything, and her father quit his job to care for his wife. Circumstances are forcing Livie to adapt, and she isn't very good at it.

    After deciding her best hope at redemption is to heal her mother, Livie visits Miz Allemond, a traiteur, and gets a healing spell. The spell isn't full of magic words and instant results. Instead, it forces Livie to take a closer look at the world and people around her, including herself.

    I loved THE HEALING SPELL! Though not my usual fare of fantasy or paranormal, this book captured me from the start. It was easy for me to feel connected with Livie as she struggled to find her place in her family and the world around her.

    Livie reminded me what it was like to be eleven; that in-between age where you're no longer a child, but not a teen either. Her loneliness and longing reached through the pages of the book and grabbed the lonely, longing child within me. With a firm hold on my inner child, Livie took me on an adventure of self-discovery.

    I shed more tears while reading this book than I have in a long time and felt better for the catharsis. Through Livie, I rediscovered my eleven-year-old self and gained a stronger understanding of the woman I am today. THE HEALING SPELL is more than a book; it's a salve for the soul, a balm for the burdened, and an enjoyable read for everyone.

    THE HEALING SPELL does more than heal the characters, it heals the reader!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2013

    I happened to read this book after The Circle of Secrets. Thankf

    I happened to read this book after The Circle of Secrets. Thankfully it didn't spoil anything reading them out of order!

    Livie is harboring some awful guilt, guilt that binds her up inside like a giant, no-good knot. Typical of children in this age group, she thinks that the accident which caused her mama's sleeping sickness (coma) was her fault. After traveling the bayou to find the local traiteur (who might be the only one to save her mama with a healing spell) Livie has specific tasks to perform. But Livie learns that she might be the one who needs healing more than anyone.

    Filled with family dynamics, southern soul food that will leave you drooling, plenty of emotion and mystery, The Healing Spell will remind readers to look for the good in every situation.

    I highly recommend this book to middle-grade kids and readers!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2013

    Perfect . <3

    I Absolutly Love This Bookk . One Of My Favorites Of All Tiimme (: You Have To Read It . It Really Touchee My Heart As A Child Of My Age .

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2012

    Love it!

    Cant wait to read gonna be an awesome book! Sounds peerfect!!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2012

    Yay!

    Read this book a little, forgot about it but eventially i made room for it. Im so uappy the anklet worked! I got teary eyed when livie found her mamas painting of the Tbaby added in it. I was tear eyed the whole book! Yet quite happy!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 11, 2010

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    Reviewed by Monica Sheffo for TeensReadToo.com

    Filled with mystery and old Southern charm, this book has serious heart. In THE HEALING SPELL, Livie is trying to cope with her mother's current state. She is in a coma. Also, she has a secret so big it threatens to consume her if anyone were to find out. Livie would do anything to get her mother back, which leads her to seek the help of a voodoo healer. And it is this healer who sends her on a journey she will never forget. As mystical and breathtaking as the bayou itself, Kimberley Griffiths Little's story about the unspoken love between a mother and her daughter is sure to move you. With characters full of personality and life, you will easily find yourself falling in love with this struggling family. This really is a perfect read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2014

    Great book

    I really liked this book. It it touching and enjoying. BUY THIS BOOK!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2013

    The Healing Spell

    Amazing. HEART <3 warming and saddening. Great book.
    ;D

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2013

    Great

    I love it half way through its so sad and heart warming youll love!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2013

    I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT

    This is one of the best books i have ever read i cant wait to read circle of serects it sounds so good

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2012

    Amazing

    I just live this book so much. If you like this you will also like Circle of Secrets

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    This is a really good book

    I read it 5 times and i still love it

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  • Posted April 22, 2011

    Best Book

    Truly inspiring to make the bad memories go away and let the good ones come out.Great book everyone should read it.

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