Ada, Legend of a Healer

Ada, Legend of A Healer is a good book for teenage girls

Ada, Legend of a Healer
By R.A. McDonald

Ada has spent her life shutting people out, but with the power to heal, some won't be turned away. Hunted and on the run, Ada sets out for Paris to solve the mystery surrounding her mother's disappearance, and discovers her true power is her will to survive.

Travel to France with Ada where she finds friends, falls in love and practices Parkour across the rooftops of Paris.


Contemporary Setting, Action-Adventure, Societal-Philosophical Issues, Paranormal, Supernatural, Subtle-Romance, Coming of Age


Why this is a Good Book For Teenage Girls

Ada, Legend of a Healer is a good book for teenage girls because Ada is a strong-willed character that isn't afraid to stand up for what she believes. Her life is a struggle at times and realizing she has an incredible power to heal herself and others only makes it more complicated. The fast paced action and adventure make this book impossible to put down. A perfect read for the teen that loves intense action, paranormal and supernatural elements, adventure, a touch of romance and to be challenged with intriguing philosophical dilemmas.

Best Teen Book - Ada, Legend of a Healer


For fifteen-year-old Ada discovering that she can heal feels more like a curse than a gift. When she learns of the mystery surrounding her mother's disappearance, and sees the indifference of so-called friends, she sets out for Paris to find her.

The power to heal protects her, but also has her hunted by a man who sees her as nothing more than his fountain of youth. Ada realizes her true power is her will to survive, and that her only chance at freedom is to become the best at escaping.

Ada hasn't grown up in a house with a white picket fence. Instead she was cast off and absorbed into the foster care system, quickly putting up a shield of hostility. Always knowledgeable of the sicknesses of those around her and never getting hurt just seemed like facts of life. Finally on her last strike of trouble, an estranged aunt comes to the rescue, giving Ada the knowledge of how to use her healing power. Now Ada, who up to this point has shunned the world, all of the sudden has the power to heal it.

 Along with action and adventure, Ada, Legend of a Healer also brings to light numerous philosophical issues. Like many middle and high school girls, Ada is introduced to society's harsh realities at a young age, so she's built a wall of anger to strengthen her self reliance, to survive. Despite the pressure and demands, Ada refuses to sacrifice her self-worth, and in this she discovers that a strong will overcomes all obstacles.