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Synopsis from Scholastic:
From bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater, a gripping tale of darkness, miracles, and family.
Here is a thing everyone wants:
Here is a thing everyone fears:
What it takes to get one.
Any visitor to Bicho Raro, Colorado is likely to find a landscape of dark saints, forbidden love, scientific dreams, miracle-mad owls, estranged affections, one or two orphans, and a sky full of watchful desert stars.
At the heart of this place you will find the Soria family, who all have the ability to perform unusual miracles. And at the heart of this family are three cousins longing to change its future: Beatriz, the girl without feelings, who wants only to be free to examine her thoughts; Daniel, the Saint of Bicho Raro, who performs miracles for everyone but himself; and Joaquin, who spends his nights running a renegade radio station under the name Diablo Diablo.
They are all looking for a miracle. But the miracles of Bicho Raro are never quite what you expect.
Maggie Stiefvater has been called “a master storyteller” by USA Today and “wildly imaginative” by Entertainment Weekly. Now, with All the Crooked Saints, she gives us the extraordinary story of an extraordinary family, a masterful tale of love, fear, darkness, and redemption.
About: All the Crooked Saints is a young adult fantasy written by Maggie Stiefvater. It was recently published on 10/10/17 by Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic Publishing, hardcover, 320 pages. The genres are young adult, fantasy, paranormal, and fiction. This book is intended for readers ages 14 and up, grades 9 and up. According to the publisher’s website, “Scholastic was founded in 1920 as a single classroom magazine. Today, Scholastic books and educational materials are in tens of thousands of schools and tens of millions of homes worldwide, helping to Open a World of Possible for children across the globe” and their mission is to “encourage the intellectual and personal growth of all children, beginning with literacy.” Please see below for more information about the author and publisher.
My Experience: I started reading All the Crooked Saints on 10/13/17 and finished it on 10/25/17. This book is a miraculous read that deals with miracles. Reading this book is a nice surprise because the plot is very unique. This book also surprises me because of how much nonfiction is in a fiction book! I actually looked up tamarisk and Harry Harlow and they proved to be an actual fact! I have a belief that fiction books are all fake and only read as is and never look it up to verify. This time, from an unknown force, I look them up and find myself cringe at Harlow’s experiments and amaze at the tamarisk flowers. I guess those stories of the owls must be true? I do like that comparison to Pete’s feelings of the priest and Tony to Harlow’s experiment. Very interesting! There are so many interesting stories in this book that I try reading it as slowly as I can to absorb it all up!
In this book, readers will follow many amazing characters, each have a certain want in life and a certain thing they are afraid of. There are people with darkness lurking inside them that they want to get rid of and the place they go to is Bicho Raro, a place of strange miracles. The Sorias are born to be saints and they perform miracles for those who come seeking. After a miracle was given, a person transformed. They have to figure out how to overcome that transformation and then the darkness inside them will be gone for good. The Soria’s family has housing for the miracle seekers also known as the pilgrims. They come, receive their miracle, and stay until they overcome and then they can leave. One of the Saints in the Soria’s family is Daniel Lupe Soria. He became a Saint after the whole ordeal of trying to steal a painting. His cousin Beatriz, a girl without feelings is the strategist in the group. Daniel’s other cousin, Jaoquin wanted to be a famous DJ, hosting a radio show as Diablo Diablo, where it eventually used as a tool to communicate because there are taboos that forbid the Sorias from speaking directly to the pilgrims. This book is Spanish themed with Spanish names and languages.
This book is very well written. I love the wild imagination the author have in this book! Beatriz’s impulse to press her thumb on the inside of Pete’s elbow is out of nowhere. I actually tested it as I read..haha.. I love the story of how the painting is light one moment and heavy the next. I like Jennie’s conversation trouble, definitely one of a kind idea. Marisita Lopez with her rain and butterfly is also really out there. I also like Pete’s father’s story when he was an infant in the womb. I like Antonia & Francisco’s story. I find each pilgrim’s story is fascinating to read, including Tony’s. I like Beatriz’s idea with the interview, another way to a banned communication. This book is most definitely unique and I highly recommend everyone to read it!
Pro: cover, one of a kind characters, fast paced, page turner, interesting facts twist together with fiction, unique
I rate it 5 stars!
About the Author:
Maggie Stiefvater is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the novels Shiver, Linger, Forever, and Sinner. Her novel The Scorpio Races was named a Michael L. Printz Honor Book by the American Library Association. The first book in The Raven Cycle, The Raven Boys, was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, and the second book, The Dream Thieves, was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. She is also an artist and musician. She lives in Virginia with her husband and their two children. You can visit her online at http://www.maggiestiefvater.com. (Photo obtained from Goodreads and Info obtained from Scholastic’s Website).
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