Patron Saints of Nothing

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Publisher Description

A NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST

"Brilliant, honest, and equal parts heartbreaking and soul-healing." --Laurie Halse Anderson, author of SHOUT 

"A singular voice in the world of literature." --Jason Reynolds, author of Long Way Down

A powerful coming-of-age story about grief, guilt, and the risks a Filipino-American teenager takes to uncover the truth about his cousin's murder.


Jay Reguero plans to spend the last semester of his senior year playing video games before heading to the University of Michigan in the fall. But when he discovers that his Filipino cousin Jun was murdered as part of President Duterte's war on drugs, and no one in the family wants to talk about what happened, Jay travels to the Philippines to find out the real story.

Hoping to uncover more about Jun and the events that led to his death, Jay is forced to reckon with the many sides of his cousin before he can face the whole horrible truth -- and the part he played in it.

As gripping as it is lyrical, Patron Saints of Nothing is a page-turning portrayal of the struggle to reconcile faith, family, and immigrant identity.

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2019
June 18
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
352
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Young Readers Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
3.1
MB

Customer Reviews

Mountain Dew Ice ,

Goated

Absolutely goated

4488662 ,

Excellent

I’ve been to the Phil a million times far from the cities into the deeper areas of the islands. It’s a sad country in so many ways which was captured so well in this book.

aszjdksl ,

AMAZING

words can't even come close to describe how much this book has touched my heart. as a filipino-american, i have never really embraced the part of me that wasn't western and modern. this book not only changed my perspective on life, but also the way i see myself. the view that Jay has on himself and his background is so similar to mine, unmoving yet malleable at the same time.

after reading the book twice, my heart still breaks at certain parts and i long to read more like this. this book is truly an inspiration and should be read by many.

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