Cecilia Galante has crafted an excellent YA novel - one that really stands out!! I just LOVED this book! The Patron Saint of Butterflies, is the story of two girls growing up in a religious commune. Agnes takes it all very seriously and even wants to become a saint one day, but Honey is not so sure that it is all "legit" and wants nothing more than to leave the commune behind. When Nana Pete comes in and, fearing for the girls' safety, pulls them out - the journey to freedom begins. Of course, both girls view it differently - and that is the crux of the novel - how will each of them deal with their new "freedom"? Great novel - deals heavily with the power of friendship, faith, and the true meaning of love for each other.