Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Fiction Tuesday - Saint Anything

Oh, you know you've missed her. She was probably your favorite YA author until John Greene came along. Well, she's back with her latest SAINT ANYTHING.

Sydney has always felt invisible. She's grown accustomed to her brother, Peyton, being the focus of the family’s attention and, lately, concern. Peyton is handsome and charismatic, but seems bent on self-destruction. Now, after a drunk-driving accident that crippled a boy, Peyton’s serving some serious jail time, and Sydney is on her own, questioning her place in the family and the world.

Then she meets the Chatham family. Drawn into their warm, chaotic circle, Sydney experiences unquestioning acceptance for the first time. There’s effervescent Layla, who constantly falls for the wrong guy, Rosie, who’s had her own fall from grace, and Mrs. Chatham, who even though ailing is the heart of the family. But it’s with older brother Mac—quiet, watchful, and protective—that Sydney finally feels seen, really seen, at last.



I would have loved to know how it felt, just once, to have something fall apart and see options instead of endings.
— Saint Anything, Sarah Dessen is up to her classic storytelling with her main character LAYLA.



I LOVED Saint Anything. I read it in about 4 hours. 
I adored Layla as a character, she was probably my favorite in the book. She’s just so open and caring and kind. Right away when you meet her, you know she’s just a good person. I want to be friends with her. To me, it was Layla who helped Sydney’s problems the most and I liked that you focused on their friendship just as much/more than her relationship with Mac. -bb

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1 comment:

cat eyes & skinny jeans said...

I absolutely must pick this book up - it sounds amazing!

xx