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 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 new 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 more questions, 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 Hailey 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.
Hailey has to live her life in fear and neglect and let me tell you her granmother needs a butt kicking. She has no buisness taking care of her and letting strangers into their home. She also deals drugs and drinks to much, that alone should send CPS to her house often. But no, and hailey has to learn to deal.
Until the day she heals a classmate. She shouldn't have done it, but what can I say if I saw a girl dying I would try to save her too. But then Hailey's would turns topsy turvy. She finds a ticket for Dublin and some money. Then her aunt shows up from out of no where and takes Hailey on the run. Will this be all?
I didn't care enough about this book to read the second, there may be a time I regret that but right now...I stand by my choice.