The Possibilities of Sainthood – Donna Freitas

Antonia Lucia Labella has two secrets: at fifteen, she’s still waiting for her first kiss, and she wants to be a saint. An official one. Seem strange? Well, to Antonia, saints are royalty, and she wants her chance at being a princess. All her life she’s kept company with these kings and queens of small favors, knowing exactly whom to pray to on every occasion. Unfortunately, the two events Antonia’s prayed for seem equally unlikely to happen. It’s not for lack of trying. For how long has she been hoping to gain the attention of the love of her life – the tall, dark, and so good-looking Andy Rotellini? Too long to mention. And every month for the last eight years, Antonia has sent a petition to the Vatican proposing a new patron saint and bravely offering herself for the post. So what if she’s not dead?

I wasn’t sure how much I would get into this book because I am not really religious, but the book totally hooked me.  It’s not really about Antonia’s religious beliefs, but about her growing up and learning to be comfortable with herself.  I really liked the love story, too!   – Jessica, Teen Librarian

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