December 01, 2016

Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen #BAMBookclub

 
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.

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.





Sarah Dessen is one of the most popular writers for young adults. She is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of many novels, which have received numerous awards and rave reviews, and have sold more than nine million copies. She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with her husband, Jay, and their daughter, Sasha Clementine. Visit her online at www.sarahdessen.com.


This was my first ever Dessen novel and well I am sad to say that it will most likely be my last.  I am not giving this review a star rating because I didn't get very far into it.  I didn't even make it to those 100 pages that I try so hard to give books I own. 

I felt nothing for the characters or the story. I do have to say that Dessen is a wonderful author. I wasn't lost in the less than 100 pages I read, and all the characters from what I did read seemed just fine.  But this one just didn't work for me. There was no real drama, no feelings, it was meh.  

And pretty much what I did read was fairly forgettable. 









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