Patron Saints of Nothing

Patron Saints of Nothing

A powerful coming-of-age story about grief, guilt, and the risks a Filipino-American teenager takes to uncover the truth about his cousin's murder.

Jay Reguero plans to spend the last semester of his senior year playing video games before heading to the University of Michigan in the fall. But when he discovers that his Filipino cousin Jun was murdered as part of President Duterte's war on drugs, and no one in the family wants to talk about what happened, Jay travels to the Philippines to find out the real story.

Hoping to uncover more about Jun and the events that led to his death, Jay is forced to reckon with the many sides of his cousin before he can face the whole horrible truth -- and the part he played in it.

As gripping as it is lyrical, Patron Saints of Nothing is a page-turning portrayal of the struggle to reconcile faith, family, and immigrant identity.

Title:Patron Saints of Nothing
Edition Language:English
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  • Melanie

    My best friends got me an ARC of this and I love them more than I have words to express! (Thank you so much, Madalyn, Chelsea, & Jane!) “It is a shame what is happening in this country. And it is a...

  • Jessica

    I received an ARC of this book for free from the publisher as part of a blog tour. Since I received an ARC, my quotes from the book are tentative. I just want to preface this review by saying this was...

  • Lola

    This felt like a familiar tale in the beginning. Someone close to the main character dies and the main character is angry and seeks justice. Except in this case the tragedy happens in the Philippines,...

  • Nenia ? Literary Garbage Can ? Campbell

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || PinterestI side-eyed this book a little when it got placed into my hands because on the back, it's compared to THE HATE U GIVE. Given the popularity of T...

  • Laurie Anderson

    Brilliant, honest, and equal parts heart-breaking and soul-healing. I’ll give this astounding book to all the teens and adults in my life. I suspect you will, too. I’d give it 50 stars if I could....

  • Randy

    Hey, here's another one I wrote!...

  • Olivia-Savannah  Roach

    This book swept me in and took me away. I didn’t know what I was getting into when I started this book, but I came out of it emotional, informed and deeply moved. I’m going to tell you why in this...

  • Inah (The Bibliophile Confessions)

    Things I need:1. The cover Randy showed us the cover sketch when we met and I just about cried. Seeing the final covers ignites the spark and fuels the fire of my social awareness.2. The ARC 3. The Fi...

  • Cheska the Great is Not Okay

    TOTAL READING TIME: 4 hours, 33 minutes.As I said in my original review, this isn't the first YA book published by a major company I've read that was written by a Filipino author with Filipino lead(s)...

  • Jenny (Reading Envy)

    Jay is a Filipino-american youth with one semester left of high school when he finds out his cousin in the Philippines has been killed. He convinces his parents to send him back to his aunts and uncle...