I have a confession to make: I’m new to Sarah Dessen. I have fond memories of reading books by the pool or sprawled out on the grass outside of school with friends. There was often one dog-eared copy of a Sarah Dessen book (The Truth About Forever was especially popular) in the mix, but her work never made its way into my hands.
After reading an advanced copy of Saint Anything, which has a release date of -tomorrow!- May 5th, I have this to say: I wish I’d found her so much sooner. Dessen’s writing is breezy, and it’s easy to speed through chapters, but don’t let that deter you. Her characters are complex, their problems are compelling, and you find yourself rooting for their happiness.
The protagonist of Saint Anything is Sydney, a shy girl and a stellar student, who has always felt dwarfed by the charisma…
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