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. As far as Hailey knows, she's never going to belong. Not with the kids at school or with her cruel, sickly grandmother, who keeps... show more
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. As far as Hailey knows, she's never going to belong. Not with the kids at school or with her cruel, sickly grandmother, who keeps their household afloat by dealing drugs out of the basement. But Hailey can't help the feeling that she has some kind of gift, or curse, that makes the other kids shy away from her. Hailey is drawn to those in pain, those who need to be healed. And when her dog Rascal is hit by a car, Hailey's gift is revealed. Not only can she heal, she can bring the suffering back to life. And Hailey will soon find out, this power to heal is just the beginning . . .
Publish date: September 13th 2011
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Urban Fantasy
Series: Banished (#1)
Wow, Banished kept me riveted. The story was tense and engaging. I liked the world of the Banished. It felt original- not something that you see a lot of when you read freakish amounts of YA like me:) The only downside was how dark it was. The extreme cruelty of some of the characters made me uncomf...
Banished is a depressing and sad tale about a girl named Hailey. Hailey never knew her parents and like Harry Potter she isn't allowed to ask questions about them. She is raised by a cruel grandmother who deals drugs for a living. Her grandmother is similar to the vile mother from the film Precious....
Brilliant - I thoroughly enjoyed this one and looking forward to reading the book to come!
Trashtown is the poorer part of Gypsum, Missouri, and home to sixteen-year-old Hailey Tarbell. She's always been naturally athletic, but her grandma won't let her participate in anything that doesn't bring home the bacon. Meanwhile, Alice Tarbell makes money by drug-dealing, and probably also collec...
This book had such an odd flavor coming from Sophie Littlefield, if only because it seems so mainstream and dependable. BANISHED follows the common, enjoyable theme of Hailey Tarbell discovering her unexplained powers and facing adversity, but with none of the damage or darkness I had come to expec...