Patron Saints of Nothing

Written by Randy Ribay

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When 17-year-old Filipino-American Jay gets news of his cousin Jun’s death, he is shocked. He has a hard time believing his cousin could’ve died because of drugs. Heading to the Philippines to visit family and secretly investigate his cousin’s death, will he be able to find the truth of Jun’s death without upsetting his family? What will he do with the information he unearths? This touching story will help readers to realize that there are many layers to individuals, even those who we think we know. The modern political elements lend themselves well to this fascinating story. Readers will be drawn in by the different aspects of love and reality. The novel contains some language, drug and alcohol use. Ages 14 – 18.

Reviewed by Jessica Moody, Library Media Educational Technology Specialist, Olympus Jr. High
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 8-12

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Patron Saints of Nothing
Written by Randy Ribay
323 pages
Release Date: June 18, 2019
ISBN: 9780525554912
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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