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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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The novel’s strengths—how it unpacks the perplexities of guilt, friendships, and family dynamics—are what readers will remember.”

    Boston Globe

  • "Saint Anything may seem like a quiet read at first, but remember what is said about still waters. What begins as a somber story, carefully narrated by a polite young woman, builds to a gripping and unexpected climax and a satisfying conclusion.”

    New York Journal of Books

  • “Dessen continues to be one of the strongest voices in the YA genre right now. Her story is straightforward yet complex, and Sydney’s mom’s relationship with her son is riveting and realistic…A heartfelt, appealing story.”

    RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

  • “Dessen delves deeper than ever into the complex dynamics of families suffering loss and confronting changes that upend everything. Once again, Dessen demonstrates her tremendous skill in evoking powerful emotions through careful, quiet prose, while delivering a satisfying romance. The author’s many devotees are sure to enjoy this weighty addition to her canon.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Taylor Meskimen’s narration is sure to be a hit…Meskimen delivers Sydney’s words with just the right emotion and expression, and characterizes her friends, Mac and Layla, well. Sydney’s parents and the concept of family are an important part of this story, and Meskimen portrays them realistically, giving Sydney’s mother both an assertive voice as she takes on a new project and a more resigned one when her relationship with Peyton falters. Sydney’s father is portrayed in a more distant tone. With its engaging story and narrator, this audiobook will keep listeners wanting to hear more. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

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  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A Kids' Indie Next List Selection for 2015
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