Monday, February 2, 2009

The Patron Saint of Butterflies

Author: Cecilia Galante (292 pgs)

Summary: (inside cover) Agnes and Honey have always been different, but the older they get, the more they are growing apart. Born into Mount Blessing, a religious commune with stringent rules and guarded secrets, the girls are complete opposites of each other. While Agnes had made it her life's purpose to become a saint, Honey wants to get as far away from the commune as possible. While Agne's grandmother Nana Pete unexpectedly visits, she discovers one of the commune's most sinister secrets. Fearing for their safety, Nana Pete takes the girls and flees Mount Blessing.

During their journey from the commune toward what Honey hopes will be a normal life, the girls test the bonds of their lifelong friendship, and Agnes struggles to hang on to the life she had. Only when the biggest--and most dangerous--lie is finally unearthed does Agnes realize she must find the courage to make her own future.

Review: The book was really good in the way of how the characters were developed and also in how the story was laid out. It was really easy to follow even though each chapter changes point of view (its either Honey or Agnes). * I don't know if its just me, but i didn't like either character. They were good characters, but they were not the lovable kind so I didn't have much empathy for either one. The story was not terribly horrific, which was good because horrific is sad, but it was still interesting!

Rating: 3/5

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