The Possibilities of Sainthood

The Possibilities of Sainthood Antonia Lucia Labella has two secrets at fifteen she s still waiting for her first kiss and she wants to be a saint An official one Unfortunately the two events Antonia s prayed for seem equally un

  • Title: The Possibilities of Sainthood
  • Author: Donna Freitas
  • ISBN: 9780374360870
  • Page: 334
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Antonia Lucia Labella has two secrets at fifteen, she s still waiting for her first kiss, and she wants to be a saint An official one Unfortunately, the two events Antonia s prayed for seem equally unlikely to happenAntonia Lucia Labella has two secrets at fifteen, she s still waiting for her first kiss, and she wants to be a saint An official one Seem strange WeAntonia Lucia Labella has two secrets at fifteen, she s still waiting for her first kiss, and she wants to be a saint An official one Unfortunately, the two events Antonia s prayed for seem equally unlikely to happenAntonia Lucia Labella has two secrets at fifteen, she s still waiting for her first kiss, and she wants to be a saint An official one Seem strange Well, to Antonia, saints are royalty, and she wants her chance at being a princess All her life she s kept company with these kings and queens of small favors, knowing exactly whom to pray to on every occasion Unfortunately, the two events Antonia s prayed for seem equally unlikely to happen It s not for lack of trying For how long has she been hoping to gain the attention of the love of her life the tall, dark, andso good looking Andy Rotellini Too long to mention And every month for the last eight years, Antonia has sent a petition to the Vatican proposing a new patron saint and bravely offering herself for the post So what if she s not dead But as Antonia learns, in matters of the heart and sainthood, things are about as straightforward as wound up linguini, and sometimes you need to recognize the signs.

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    1. Onvan : The Possibilities of Sainthood - Nevisande : Donna Freitas - ISBN : 374360871 - ISBN13 : 9780374360870 - Dar 280 Safhe - Saal e Chap : 2008

    2. I read this book a looooong time ago. But I do remember this: the main character drove me NUTS. She was my least favorite kind of Catholic - the kind who knows about Catholic traditions, but who has warped ideas about what the traditions actually MEAN, and therefore goes around confusing others. Primarily, Antonia's issue was her weird perception of Saints. She had this idea, never really explained, that Saints were really cool people who were made Saints by the Vatican as a reward for being so [...]

    3. I picked up this YA audio novel because I thought it looked like a fun, fluffy, likeable teen romance and was intrigued by the quirkiness of the main character being incredibly in touch with the Catholic saints. I listened to the book on audio, and from the very beginning was put off by the "valley girl" voice that the reader had, although as I continued to listen I discovered that as much as I wanted to like the main character, I found her to be incredibly shallow and a little misguided about r [...]

    4. It wasn't bad, by any means, but it wasn't particularly good, either.Antonia was entertaining, certainly, and her obsession with saints was something new, but If she was really a believer, wouldn't the rules of sainthood have been much more important to her? There's a reason there's no living saints. (Not to get into a whole theological discussion or anything, but there are lots of reasons, some more cynical than others.) Her desire to be the first living saint seemed naive, while Freitas' insis [...]

    5. As a reviewer, I hardly ever get to read just for fun so it was a lot of fun to pick up the advanced copy of this book (due out in August, I think) and just read for fun. And it was a great deal of fun. It's a slice of life I never lived, but was always curious about, that of a teen-aged Catholic school girl. She is obsessed with the saints and has a letter-writing campaign with the Vatican to add some saintsd she volunteers to be the first living saint! Filled with details of Providence, (Rhode [...]

    6. When I first read about this book, I thought "hmm, sounds cute, but how interesting can a story about a girl obsessed with saints be?" But I was wonderfully surprised! This story has heart and a wonderfully cohesive family that you don't see often in teen fiction. I loved spending time with Antonia and her big Italian family and Antonia's side comments about being a Catholic School Girl always made me laugh out loud. I also give big cheers to Maria, who is a great example of a true best friend. [...]

    7. Audio good.Cute story about 15 year old Antonia and her infatuation with becoming the first living saint in the catholic churchd also her infatuation with a neighborhood boy as she saves her first kiss for him.

    8. Actual rating: 3.5Well this was a fun book! It's not perfect, most of the time I felt like the main character is acting younger than she's supposed to be but I had fun reading it.

    9. Freitas, Donna The Possibilities of Sainthood, pgs. 272. Farrar Straus Giroux, 2008. Language- PG-13; Sexual Content- G; Violence- G.Antonia, 15, wishes to be the first living saint. She prays to all of the saints, from something as small as not wanting to look like a fool, to something bigger - her first kiss. She writes to the Vatican Committee of Sainthood every month proposing different ideas for new saints. She sneaks out and goes to a dance with her best friend, which she is not allowed to [...]

    10. There’s this girl, Antonia Lucia. She’s fifteen, though it never feels like it—instead, it feels like she’s a supposed fifteen-year-old a thirteen-year-old who reads up can easily step into and relate and feel more mature. Which is actually what I think is this book’s selling quality—tons of girls want to read up nowadays (I was only eleven when I read Gossip Girl: A Novel) and this book, by portraying a main character who’s older than the audience will probably be, and is relative [...]

    11. : Antonia Lucia Labella has two secrets: at fifteen, she’s still waiting for her first kiss, and she wants to be a saint. An official one. Seem strange? Well, to Antonia, saints are royalty, and she wants her chance at being a princess. All her life she’s kept company with these kings and queens of small favors, knowing exactly whom to pray to on every occasion. Unfortunately, the two events Antonia’s prayed for seem equally unlikely to happen. It’s not for lack of trying. For how long h [...]

    12. Very few current novels for children and young adults include faith and church-going as a normal part of the growing up experience. Yet may children grow up attending services. I will admit my bias upfront. As a church-going Catholic who made the pews into a library with a Missalette as a little girl, was an altar server for my liberal congregation, and still wear the cross necklace I got for Confirmation, I was often disappointed that the books I loved didn't celebrate the types of experiences [...]

    13. *Sigh* Another disappointing book. I was really looking forward to this one. I love stories that explore how religion and femininity intersect and/or clash, and this one sounded like it would be a gold mine for that. Sadly, it didn't live up to expectations.The Possibilities of Sainthood is the story of Antonia Lucia Labella, a 15-year-old girl with two goals in life: (1) become the first living patron saint, and, (2) get her first kiss, ideally from Andy Rotellini. Meanwhile, this guy she used [...]

    14. This book was an accidental find at my local bookstore. I didn't really expect much, I also don't read a lot of contemporary books, I wasn't very excited. Boy was I glad I came across this story. 😍

    15. Antonia Labella is fifteen years old and has yet to be kissed and it is her deepest desire to become the first official living saint. Don’t think she’s serious? Well every month Antonia sends a letter to the Pope with a new saint idea, whether it be the Patron Saint of Figs, or the Patron Saint of First Kisses, she always has a new idea. She also makes sure that she is in all the good graces of all the current saints, she prays to a different one each night and even keeps a saint journal whe [...]

    16. Antonias Leben ist alles andere als einfach: Die 15-Jährige geht auf eine Mädchenschule, die von Nonnen geleitet wird und muss ihrer erzkatholischen, strengen, italienischen Mutter im familieneigenen Lebensmittelladen helfen und dabei noch ihre nervigen Cousinen ertragen. Wie soll sie es dabei noch schaffen, endlich von ihrem Schwarm Andy Rotellini geküsst zu werden, der noch nicht mal bemerkt hat, dass es sie gibt?! Deshalb macht Antonia das, was sie schon seit ihrem siebenten Lebensjahr tut [...]

    17. Antonia is a bit obsessed about saints. She knows a lot about them, and she always as a saint in mind for different situations in life. Since she was little, she has idolized those creatures of the catholic royalty, and she has decided that she wants to be one as well; the first living saint of the Catholic Church.Antonia lives at Rhode Island with her mother and grandmother. Since her father death, her mother has been wearing all black and she has refused to date other men. Antonia's grandmothe [...]

    18. MeinungEin Kinder-und Jugendbuch das sich rund um den Glauben, und um ein Mädchen das den Wunsch hat eine Heilige zu werden, dreht.CharaktereAlles dreht sich um Antonia Lucia Labella, wie man auch schon an dem Buchtitel erkennen kann. Antonia ist stark gläubig, geht auf eine katholische Schule und möchte gerne eine Heilige werden. Außerdem steht sie im regen Kontakt mit den Schutzpatronen und schlägt dauerhaft per E-Mail Dinge vor die geschützt werden sollten. Klingt verwirrend, war es auc [...]

    19. Donna has created a great tale with lots of Italian flavor in its pages. Her characters are believable and easy to relate too. I enjoyed the cover, it is a picture perfect of its content. The story, its characters, and the many saints that Antonia prays to are very real in the protagonist’s life.Antonia, the main character, is a fifteen-year-old catholic schoolgirl living in the world of today. Like many other girls her age, she spends hours trying to figure out a way that her knee high unifor [...]

    20. Antonia is 15, she is Catholic and for the past 8 years has had an obsession with Saints. She has studied the existing Saints and it is Antonia's dream to become the first ever living Saint. And shes tries to achieve her dream by writing to the Vatican about needing Saints for Figs, Kissing and more. And of course, nominating herself to be the Saint of whatever she writes the Vatican about.But besides her obsession with Saints, Antonia wonders if she will ever be kissed. No boys seem interested [...]

    21. Antonia Lucia Labella has one main ambition in life—to be a saint. Since before her father passed away, Antonia has kept a collection of saints, so that she knows exactly whom to pray to for small favors. And she knows better than almost anyone that there are areas in dire need of patron saints. That’s why every month for the past eight years, she has written the Vatican proposing a new patron saint. That’s where Antonia’s ambitions come in—she thinks she could be the first living sain [...]

    22. I LOVED this book!! Although I'm not Catholic, it was written from such a modern perspective that I fell in love. Antonia Lucia Labella is a typical Catholic girl living in Rhode Island. She goes to a Catholic school (where they try to "sluttify" their uniforms), has a crush on Anthony Rotellini, the most desired boy in school (the "strong and silent type"), has a typical Italian mother who makes supermegafoxyawesomehot pasta (they run a store out of their house), annoying cousins, and a BFF, Ma [...]

    23. The Possibilities of Sainthood by Donna Freitas is an inspiring book where the protagonist, Antonia Labella, has two main secrets- to be the first living Saint and to have her first kiss. The main themes of this book are setting goals, striving for success, and believing in oneself.  In this novel, Antonia believes she can achieve her goal of becoming the first living Saint. Her strong belief in herself and her inner strength draws the reader in to follow her journey while also reaching out to [...]

    24. Antonia Lucia LaBella is obsessed with Saints. She knows everything about them and has a scrapbook-like Saint Diary where she keeps her prayers to specific saints. She even petitions the Vatican, hoping the Pope will make her the first living Saint. She's so caught up in her Saints that she doesn't even seen the miracles happening all around her in her everyday life.I liked how Antonia is really into her religion, but she's not goody-goody about it. She still rolls her uniform skirt up and is dy [...]

    25. As a lifelong Catholic, I was really excited to read this book because it seems like there aren't that many Catholic heroines in YA literature, and very few characters whose faith is important to them. I was instantly intrigued by the idea of a girl who actively quested to be a saint. But I didn't end up enjoying it as much as I expected to, for a number of reasons. I think that this book is a really good concept, which unfortunately wasn't very well executed. It had a shallow heroine, and some [...]

    26. I'm in like with this book. It's cute. It's funny. The narrative voice works for me. I found the main character, Antonia Lucia Labella, to be lovable. I found Michael, her "friend" who is only a friend to be crush-worthy. Antonia's crush, Andy, was predictable and a bit undeveloped. (No reader doubts that he is filler, just a pawn in the story.) Maria was a nice sidekick. I loved the Labella family as a whole. This book had atmosphere--plenty of atmosphere--and delightful characters as well.Anto [...]

    27. Meet Antonia Lucia Labella, one of the most original, real, and charming teen characters you will ever meet. She has a dream to become the first ever living saint in Catholic history. Why? Because for Catholics, especially Italian Catholics, patron saints are the ultimate royalty. They are also incredibly useful for your everyday needs, big or small. Antonia always knows who to pray to and keeps a private saint diary with all her petitions, such as not looking stupid in gym class (St. Sebastian) [...]

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