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Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay
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it was amazing

Wow! This story was fantastic. While it was unique in having a main character who is Filipino, something I’ve personally never seen before (and actually written by a Filipino, which is extra special), it dealt with age-old issues of family and culture and knowing who we are and where we come from. Jay’s journey to find out more about his cousin ends up being a journey to also find himself in a larger world. I simply loved this book and highly recommend it. While fiction, sadly the situations presented are very real and based on facts. Getting that information out into the world of young readers through a gripping and interesting story is an accomplishment worth applauding.

*I reviewed this book as a second round judge of the Cybils Book Awards, but I checked my copy out of the local library (did not receive a free copy from the publisher) and am under no obligation to post a positive review.
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Reading Progress

February 5, 2020 – Started Reading
February 5, 2020 – Shelved
February 5, 2020 –
page 30
9.29%
February 6, 2020 –
page 100
30.96%
February 6, 2020 –
page 152
47.06%
February 7, 2020 –
page 230
71.21%
February 7, 2020 –
page 322
99.69%
February 7, 2020 – Finished Reading

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