Saint Anything by Sarah DessenPeyton, Sydneys charismatic older brother, has always been the star of the family, receiving the lions share of their parents attention and—lately—concern. When Peytons 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.
The uber-popular Sarah Dessen explores her signature themes of family, self-discovery, and change in her twelfth novel, sure to delight her legions of fans.
AUTHORS: SARAH DESSEN
Look Inside. Once again, the hugely popular Sarah Dessen tells an engrossing story of a girl discovering friendship, love, and herself. Sarah Dessen is the winner of the Margaret A. Peyton is handsome and charismatic, but seems bent on self-destruction. Then she meets the Chatham family. Drawn into their warm, chaotic circle, Sydney experiences unquestioning acceptance for the first time.
In response, he turned to face me. When he leaned in, kissing me once on the lips, then on the forehead, I felt safe enough to close my eyes. At home, however, things were getting more and more strained. My mom was in overdrive, fielding phone calls and sending e-mails as she organized the reception she and a couple of the other family members had put together. It might be really helpful to share our stories, get to know one another. Instantly, her smile vanished.