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Hossack, Sylvie Adams
New York : Avon Books, 1998
IL 3-6  RL  2.2
ISBN 0380976137
Maile feels so alone.  Her mother has died and her father and brother have moved from Hawaii to the mainland, leaving her to live with he grandmother.   Grandmother is okay, but Maile feels that she has been deserted.  She is angry.  Then Brooke moves in, a friend who is Maile's own age.  How nice to have a friend!   When Maile learns that Brooke has cancer, she fears that she will lose her new friend.  Maile knows of some magical Hawaiian cures and she takes Brooke to see a kahuna, a healer.  Maile makes discoveries herself about the magic of ho'oponopono, "how to make things right again" and while trying to cure Brooke learns how she must heal herself. (Jeannie Bellavance for Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards)
SUBJECTS:     Fathers and daughters -- Fiction
                        Healers -- Fiction
                        Forgiveness -- Fiction
                        Hawaii -- Fiction.


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