Saints of Augustine

Saints of Augustine

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Sam and Charlie used to be best friends. But then Sam cut Charlie out of his life—no explanation, no discussion, nothing.

Fast-forward one year, and both Sam's and Charlie's lives are spiraling out of control. Sam has a secret he's finding harder and harder to hide, and Charlie is dealing with an increasingly absent dad and a dealer whose threats are anything but empty. Now, during the sticky Florida summer before their senior year, the ex-best friends are thrown together once again when they have no one else to turn to.

A year had passed like smoke in a breeze. Suddenly, later was now.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 308 pages
  • 124.46 x 180.34 x 22.86mm | 204.12g
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0060858125
  • 9780060858124
  • 1,815,854

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913 ratings
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4 31% (283)
3 29% (265)
2 7% (64)
1 3% (27)

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Ever since Charlie\'s mother died, his father has been distant, drinking too much and never wanting to talk, least of all about the loss they\'ve suffered. Charlie deals with things by smoking pot all the time--even though he now owes more money than he can come up with to a drug dealer, and even though his habit is threatening his relationship with his girlfriend. Things would be easier if his former best friend, Sam, was still around. But their friendship ended abruptly when Sam told Charlie, without explanation, that he no longer wanted to see him. What Charlie doesn\'t know is that Sam has his own problems. His parents have split up, and his mom\'s horrible boyfriend has moved in with them. Sam\'s father, meanwhile, is in a relationship with another man, and Sam doesn\'t know what he\'d do if anyone found out. But Sam is hiding an even bigger secret: he is also gay. When Sam meets a boy with whom he shares a mutual attraction, the truth he\'s tried to deny threatens to come out. SAINTS OF AUGUSTINE is told from both Sam\'s and Charlie\'s points of view, in alternating chapters. Both of them seem very true-to-life, and the dialogue is realistic. The story also has a very honest resolution, and the plot kept me interested all the way through. It\'s also nice to see a young adult novel that deals so frankly with issues facing gay teenagers. All in all, this is a terrific book.show more
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