One of my favorite characters!
Antonia Lucia Labella is immediately likable from the first pages where she petitions the Vatican to name a Patron Saint of Figs and Fig Trees. In this warm and witty novel by Donna Freitas, Antonia’s voice is what propels this story forward and makes readers not want to leave her world. She prays her way through gym class, a family celebration that requires her to wear a candle crown ablaze and, most importantly, for a truly divine first kiss. I was melancholy to leave Antonia behind at the end of the book and hope we will see more of Antonia in the future.
--Reviewed by Michelle Delisle