Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Antonia wants to become the first “living saint”. She has been learning about saints and keeping a saint diary for 9 years. She has petitioned the Vatican over the years to make her a saint.
Antonia is 15 and goes to an all-girl Catholic school. Her mother owns and runs the family market located on the bottom floor of their apartment. Her grandmother lives with them. Her father passed away several years before. He gave her her first saint diary.
Antonia has never been kissed. She loves one of the neighbor boys that goes to the all-boy Catholic school right next door to the all-girl school. She has dreams of one day being kissed by him. The problem is that her childhood friend Michael seems to be the one that makes her heart quicken every time she sees him.
Will Antonia ever get that first kiss by the “boy of her dreams?” Will the Vatican ever accept one of her proposals of sainthood? Antonia prays to every saint she knows on both subjects.
I thought this was a cute story. Antonia’s character is funny, innocent and quirky. She is way obsessed with the saints, but that is what makes her character likeable. I really enjoyed reading this book.