Thursday, October 8, 2015

Book Review: Saint Anything

It's time for another book review!  I just finished reading Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen.  I've been reading her books since I was a sophomore in high school.  She write the best young adult books that deal with actual issues.  She talks about issues like drugs, abuse, and anxiety.  She makes it relatable to any age which I think is a good quality for an author.  Go check out her other books for sure!

Here is the description from Goodreads.  Peyton, Sydney's charismatic older brother, has always been the star of the family, receiving the lion's share of their parents' attention and—lately—concern. When Peyton's increasingly reckless behavior culminates in an accident, a drunk driving conviction, and a jail sentence, Sydney is cast adrift, searching for her place in the family and the world. When everyone else is so worried about Peyton, is she the only one concerned about the victim of the accident? Enter the Chathams, a warm, chaotic family who run a pizza parlor, play bluegrass on weekends, and pitch in to care for their mother, who has multiple sclerosis. Here Sydney experiences unquestioning acceptance. And here she meets Mac, gentle, watchful, and protective, who makes Sydney feel seen, really seen, for the first time.

I really enjoyed this book.  I honestly couldn't put it down.  I felt like the theme is something we have all been through.  We all feel invisible at some point and it's hard to express.  The author really did capture that feeling.  I also really liked the characters.  I wish I had a boyfriend like Mac!  It's a very easy read even though the subject was quite intense.  I recommend this book!  Let me know your thoughts.