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Donna Freitas

Biography

Donna Freitas

Donna Freitas is the author of both fiction and nonfiction works. Over the years, she has written for national newspapers and magazines, including The Wall Street JournalThe New York Times, and The Boston Globe. She received her Ph.D. in Religion from Catholic University, and she’s currently a non-resident research associate at the Center for the Study of Religion and Society at the University of Notre Dame. Donna has been a professor at Boston University in the Department of Religion and also at Hofstra University in their Honors College. She has written children’s novels for Scholastic, Harper Collins, and FSG. She currently splits her time between Brooklyn, NY and Barcelona, Spain.

Books by Donna Freitas

by Donna Freitas - Family, Fiction, Paranormal Romance, Religion, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+

Marlena Oliveira has --- mysteriously, miraculously --- been given the power to heal all kinds of ailments. People around the world believe she is a saint. But it all comes at a price. Because of her power, she’ll never be able to live a normal life. And the older she gets, the more trapped she feels.
Then she meets Finn, a boy who makes her want to fall in love. For the first time, she begins to doubt her power --- and herself. 

by Donna Freitas - Dystopian, Dystopian Fiction, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+
Skylar Cruz has managed to shut down the body market that her sister Jude opened, and to create a door to allow App World citizens reentry into the Real World. But as tensions between the newly mingling people escalate, she’s not sure if it was the right decision after all. Still reeling from Kit’s betrayal, she’s not sure of anything anymore. And for those who are still in the App World, a new danger looms. A virus, set in motion by Jude’s actions, is killing off the bodies of those who remained plugged in --- and no one knows how to stop it.
by Donna Freitas - Adventure, Dystopian, Dystopian Fiction, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+
Skylar Cruz found her sister in the Real World --- only to learn that her sister has betrayed her and put everyone in the App World in danger. The Body Market is now open for business and everyone still plugged into the App World is for sale. Shaken by the betrayal of everyone she trusted, Skylar is through being a pawn. She may be the only one who can stop what her family started. And she has to do it before the App World runs out of time.
by Donna Freitas - Adventure, Science Fiction
In the tradition of M. T. Anderson’s FEED and Scott Westerfeld’s UGLIES, UNPLUGGED is the first in a provocative and compelling new series from acclaimed author Donna Freitas. Humanity is split into a dying physical world for the poor and an extravagant virtual world for the wealthy. Years ago, Skylar Cruz crossed over to the App World for a chance at a better life, and her family stayed behind in the Real World. Now Skye is a virtual teenager, surrounded by glamorous apps and expensive downloads --- yet she’s never felt like she fits in, and all she wants is to see her mother and sister again. Skye is desperate and ready to risk everything to unplug from the App World. 
by Donna Freitas - Fiction, Romance

Jane is ready for a fantastic summer and belives that the universe owes her one.This past winter, Jane was held at knifepoint during an armed robbery and the specter of that night still haunts her. A summer romance with one of the town bad boys---sexy Handel Davies, who takes her breath away and makes her feel like a bolder version of herself---seems like the universe’s way of paying her back. But bad boys always have secrets and Handel’s secret just might shatter Jane completely.