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{The Healing Spell: Kimberly Griffiths Little}The Healing Spell by Kimberley Griffiths Little
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Published by Scholastic Press on February 1, 2012
Genres: Childrens, Middle School, Science Fiction
Pages: 373
Format: Paperback
Source: Scholastic Press
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{Synopsis} – Set in the lush bayou of Louisiana, critically acclaimed Kimberley Griffiths Little's lyrical and heartfelt story, THE HEALING SPELL, is now in paperback!

Twelve-year-old Livie is living with a secret and it's crushing her. She knows she is responsible for her mother's coma, but she can't tell anyone. It's up to her to find a way to wake her mamma up.

Stuck in the middle of three sisters, hiding a forbidden pet alligator, and afraid to disappoint her daddy, whom she loves more than anyone else, Livie struggles to find her place within her own family as she learns about the powers of faith and redemption. Livie's powerful, emotional, and sometimes humorous story will stay with readers long after the last line is read.

{My thoughts} – This book was absolutely amazing. I highly enjoyed reading it. Livie is such a sweet eleven year-old little girl. She is a tomboy by all accounts, and she is truly just trying to find her place in the world. She has a deeper connection with her daddy then with her mama, but it doesn’t change who she is as a person on the inside.

Throughout the book she struggles with understanding why her mama is in a coma. She doesn’t understand why she won’t just wake up, why things are how they are and why everyone in her family seems to be so angry with her all the time. She would rather be out in her little boat or doing something outside then being in the house and being the girlie girl that most would prefer her to be. When truth be told, she is perfectly written. I can see many little girls relating themselves to this little girl. Although she isn’t really all that little, being she’s almost two tears older then my own daughter.

I think that all little girls could find something to like about this book, the characters and the fact that life isn’t always fair. I love how it is based on religion and healing spells, but mostly faith. It is amazing what faith in a stronger power can accomplish. Every little girl should have this book and the remaining ones that go along with this book. It is a wonderful series. They can be read alone or together, but together they build an amazing story with friends, family and the undeniable truth of what it’s like to grow up in the Bayou.

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.