Patron Saints of Nothing is such an important story.
After 17 year old Jay after finding out that his pen pal & cousin, Jun was killed by the police in the Philippines, Jay returns to the country he's barely even thought about since visiting 8 years prior to try and uncover what really happened to his cousin.
Patron Saints of Nothing is about family. It's a social commentary. It seeks to teach. It's a mystery. It's a coming of age. It's everything I could have ever hoped it would be and more.
Whether you're Filipino, American, both like Jay, or even neither, you need to read this book.