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Saint Anything

Title: Saint Anything
By: Sarah Dessen

Sydney Stanford has always lived in the shadow of her older brother, Peyton. Over the last few
years, Peyton has been making poor choices, culminating in a prison sentence after hitting a boy with his car. Sydney decides to start over at a new school where nobody knows about her brother. Soon, she meets the Chatham family, who own a pizza parlor. Layla, Mac, and the rest of the family take Sydney as one of their own. They make her feel as though, for once, her older brother isn't outshining her. She can become her own person.

Back at home, she has to deal with her mother, who wants to help Peyton in any way possible, a father who’d rather stay out of it, and a family friend who is always around—and who may not have the best of intentions. While spending more and more time with the Chathams, Sydney is finally able to admit how she’s been feeling about everything that happened with her brother, and to feel like part of a family.

Saint Anything is the story of a girl who learns that someone else’s bad decisions can affect everyone around them, and that no matter how bad you think things are, there’s always someone you can lean on for guidance and friendship.

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Posted on Aug. 3, 2015 at 1:10 a.m.

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