Thursday, October 19, 2017

All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater - ESSENTIAL

Stiefvater, Maggie. All the Crooked Saints, 311 pgs. Scholastic Press (Scholastic Inc.), 2017. $18.99 Language – PG (7 swear, 0 “f”), Mature Content - PG; Violence - PG; 

Bicho Raro, Colorado is the home of the Soria family and is the transition place of pilgrims. Pilgrims travel to Bicho Raro for a miracle—without knowing that they won’t be whole until they experience two—and the Sorias help them start the journey. But each journey for miracles must be completed on their own, no matter how impossible a miracle may seem.

Told from constantly shifting points of view, the purpose of All the Crooked Saints was unclear to me as I started reading, but I was captivated nonetheless. I fell in love with the characters as Stiefvater introduced each one with something they wanted and something they feared, despite the distracted and rambling feel that often emerged. This story of those in need of a miracle is a story the reminds us that none of us are islands and it is in helping each other that miracles come to pass. 

HS – ESSENTIAL. Reviewer: Carolina Herdegen

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