Patron Saints of Nothing

Patron Saints of Nothing

A powerful coming-of-age story about grief, guilt, and the risks a Filipino-American teenager takes to uncover the truth about his cousin's murder. Jay Reguero plans to spend the last semester of his senior year playing video games before heading to the University of Michigan in the fall. But when he discovers that his Filipino cousin Jun was murdered as part of A powerful coming-of-age story about grief, guilt, and the risks a Filipino-American teenager takes to uncover the truth about hi...

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Title:Patron Saints of Nothing
Author:Randy Ribay
Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:Manila (Philippines)
Cavite (Philippines)
Albay (Philippines)
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:323 pages pages

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  • Jenny (Reading Envy)
    Jun 30, 2019
    Jay is a Filipino-american youth with one semester left of high school when he finds out his cousin in the Philippines has been killed. He convinces his parents to send him back to his aunts and uncles so he can try to figure out what happened. Before you think this is a white savio...
  • Mitali
    Jun 09, 2019
    In this poignant and gripping novel, Jay, a hyphenated American teen, returns "home" to uncover truth and fight for justice. I was deeply moved by how the story becomes a journey of peacemaking, both in the Philippines and here. ...
  • Randy
    Sep 19, 2018
    Hey, here's another one I wrote! ...
  • Simone
    Jun 12, 2019
    I was so excited to read a book with Filipino representation! It feels like I'm always on the hunt for books from marginalized voices and Filipino was one I haven't heard in a while (or at all). And for the first book with Filipino rep, it definitely delivers a fantastic story that's u...
  • Laurie Anderson
    Jan 13, 2019
    Brilliant, honest, and equal parts heart-breaking and soul-healing. I?ll give this astounding book to all the teens and adults in my life. I suspect you will, too. I?d give it 50 stars if I could. ...
  • Nenia ☠️ Hecka Wicked ☠️ Campbell
    May 25, 2019
    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest I side-eyed this book a little when it got placed into my hands because on the back, it's compared to THE HATE U GIVE. Given the popularity of THE HATE U GIVE, I can see why publishers and publicists are going to be eager...
  • Melanie
    Dec 19, 2018
    My best friends got me an ARC of this and I love them more than I have words to express! (Thank you so much, Madalyn, Chelsea, & Jane!) ?It is a shame what is happening in this country. And it is a shame that the Church has been so quiet. That all of us have been so quiet....
  • AJ
    Mar 02, 2019
    This was such a fantastic read, and a good way to start off my March! I was a little hesitant going into this because it follows the story of someone a Fil-Am teen, living in America, travelling to the Philippines to find out the truth about his cousin's death. Stories about people,...
  • Cheska the Great is Not Okay
    Mar 28, 2019
    TOTAL READING TIME: 4 hours, 33 minutes. As I said in my original review, this isn't the first YA book published by a major company I've read that was written by a Filipino author with Filipino lead(s). This is actually the third book--the first one being Something in Between by Mel...
  • Hazel (Stay Bookish)
    Jun 13, 2019
    Ribay delivers more than just an important, eye-opening novel, he also conveys beautiful, moving words and brings thoughtful, unforgettable Filipino characters onto every page. ...
  • Inah
    Sep 19, 2018
    Things I need: 1. The cover Randy showed us the cover sketch when we met and I just about cried. Seeing the final covers ignites the spark and fuels the fire of my social awareness. 2. The ARC 3. The Final Copy 4. YOUR SUPPORT - Read as SR. - Reading Patron Saints of Noth...
  • Ricky
    Jul 22, 2019
    Trigger warnings for this book: death of a loved one, racist aggressions both micro and macro, allusions to drug use, allusions to prostitution, allusions to human trafficking. Randy Ribay returns with another gripping story, this one largely set in his native Philippines, and deali...
  • Jessica
    Jun 10, 2019
    I received an ARC of this book for free from the publisher as part of a blog tour. Since I received an ARC, my quotes from the book are tentative. I just want to preface this review by saying this was one of my most anticipated reads of the year. Like the main character of this boo...
  • Neil (or bleed)
    Jun 26, 2019
    Patron Saints of Nothing is one of my most-anticipated books this year. And I'm happy that it didn't disappoint. Randy Ribay is brave to use Duterte's drug war in the Philippines as a backdrop on this coming-of-age novel. He did sort of exposed the ugliness of this war that took a ...
  • Lola
    Jul 16, 2019
    This felt like a familiar tale in the beginning. Someone close to the main character dies and the main character is angry and seeks justice. Except in this case the tragedy happens in the Philippines, far away from the protagonist, and Jay is reluctant to accept the events that lead to...
  • Lauren
    Jul 05, 2019
    I'm speechless. I couldn't put this book down. So powerful. Thank you so much to the publishers for my review copy. ...
  • Camryn
    Jul 13, 2019
    I don?t have the words to describe how impactful it was. It talked about grief without making me depressed or feel like I want to kill myself, but at the same time, I teared up. It reminded me a lot of how people aren?t just one thing ? not just good or bad or mean or nice. We ar...
  • JM Cabral
    Apr 07, 2019
    This is one special book, and I can't wait for the rest of the world to read it too. Full review TK. Blurb: "As poignant, as it is eye-opening, readers would no doubt have lots to look forward to in Randy Ribay's Patron Saints of Nothing. It features a diverse story about losing the...
  • Katie.dorny
    Jul 26, 2019
    This book was an emotional rollercoaster and it has definitely left its mark on me. The basis of this book is very real, this is emphasised throughout. You could feel the family?s pain in This book and it made me tear up a few times. The writing was quite simplistic in nature b...
  • Olivia-Savannah  Roach
    Jun 28, 2019
    This book swept me in and took me away. I didn?t know what I was getting into when I started this book, but I came out of it emotional, informed and deeply moved. I?m going to tell you why in this review! I like to consider myself a pretty well-informed person when it comes to n...
  • Kai
    Jul 21, 2019
    if you ever wanted to know what a gut punch looks like in book format just have a look at this cover RTC ...
  • Lou
    Jun 20, 2019
    Patron Saints of Nothing is a powerful, all-consuming coming-of-age tale and packs an almighty punch! It has so many layers and is a deeply interesting exploration of some thought-provoking topical issues. With a compulsive fact-meets-fiction narrative Randy Ribay writes with courage, ...
  • Gemma ♕ Books_McCoy
    Jun 21, 2019
    ***ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. *** First of all, this book first hit my radar because Randy Ribay did my favourite cover reveal of all time! If you can find it on his Twitter, watch it. Amazing. I then read the synopsis and knew ...
  • ✦ Maica ✦
    Jun 18, 2019
    ?..., his death tallied as an improvement to society.? This was a last minute buddy read with Divine. We honestly said fuck you to War Storm and abandoned that book for this one hahahahah ------------------------------------------------------ Jason has lived his life re...
  • Lance
    Jun 23, 2019
    ?It strikes me that I cannot claim this country?s serene coves and sun-soaked beaches without also claiming its poverty, its problems, its history. To say that any aspect of it is part of me is to say that all of it is part of me.? ?That's not how stories work, is it? They...
  • ✨Brithanie Faith✨
    Apr 12, 2019
    5/5 stars ????? ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review! Any quotes used in this review are based on an uncorrected text! "There are good things I can hold on to and there are other things I have the power to change. My family, myself, this ...
  • Rain
    Jun 12, 2019
    This is the book I've been waiting for my whole life. Had some issues with the romance subplot (if you can call it that) but overall, this is a powerful book every Filipino deserves to read. FULL REVIEW TO COME. ...
  • Rodoreads
    Jul 20, 2019
    TW: racist slurs, drug abuse. ?I expected the truth to illuminate, to resurrect. Not to ruin.? Dear God, I have no idea how to begin. I'm so overwhelmed right now. Say hello to yet another addition to my favourite books shelf. This book was compared with Angie Thomas's TH...
  • temi ★
    Mar 23, 2019
    characters: 4/5 pacing: 4/4 actual substance of the story: 5/5 romance and/or significant friendships: 3.5/5 the writing: 4/4 creatvity: 2/2 22.5/25 | 4.5 STARS This was a beautiful story. It was fr*ckin?....gorgeous. I don?t have time for a full review but here?s some...
  • Mandi1082
    Jul 28, 2019
    Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay is about Jayson a senior in High School who lives in Michigan and finds out his cousin has been killed in the Philippines. There is a drug war going on and the President is trying everything in his power to stop it even if it means people going a...