February 27, 2009

The Possibilities of Sainthood by Donna Freitas

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The Possibilities of Sainthood (AR 6 . 2)possibilities

by Donna Freitas

Frances Foster Books/Farrar Straus Giroux

I checked this out from the library because of a recommendation, but I wondered if I would be able to get into it.   The thought of a modern girl who wanted to become a saint just didn’t resonate with me. 

I picked it up and was hooked.  Antonia may have saintly aspirations but she’s a real kid who is trying to live up to her mother’s high expectations and still have fun with her friend Maria. She’s also hankering for that first kiss, praying it will be delivered by none other than the love of her life, Andy.   Or will it be Michael, who Antonia is sure is just a friend although he wants to be so much more?

Don’t let the AR level fool you.  This book is about a girl who is about to turn 16.  A fairly sheltered girl, perhaps, but she has the same feelings and desires of other 16 year-olds.  She isn’t fast or easy by a long shot but, thanks to one of the above boys, she has to fend off unwelcome advances.

Still, the book isn’t raunchy.  It is simply a love story about a girl who  must learn to recognize what is real and true in those around her as well as in herself. 


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