P.E. Ryan has created not one, but two complex, genuine main characters: teenage guys that (contrary to popular belief) think, feel, sometimes say and do the wrong things, but come through in a pinch. The way both react to their challenges is touching, funny, and, most of all, believable, and the novel's uplifting ending reminds us not to underestimate people. Absolutely delightful but not so far-fetched that it seems too good to be true, Saints of Augustine put a smile on my face from beginning to end. One of the best books of the year.