FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES

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The Boy Who Knew: Carlo Acutis by Corinna Turner

Book 1 in  the Friends in High Places series

DEAD? DEFINE DEAD.

“You have leukemia.”

“That’s what the doctor said. Mum and Dad are stressing out so bad, and taking it out on each other. I feel so helpless. Maybe that’s why I turned to Fr. Thomas. But he just gave me a Carlo Acutis prayer card, like some holy dead boy is going to be any use.

“Then again, what have I got to lose?”

Daniel’s just received the worst news a teen can get. The adults in his life are crumbling under the shock. In desperation, he turns to his parish priest for help and is introduced to a boy his age, Carlo Acutis—who just happens to be dead.

Daniel’s convinced the priest is wasting his time. But as he struggles to come to terms with his uncertain future an unlikely friendship develops between him and the holy dead boy—who may not be quite so dead after all.

If you’ve always been interested in the saints but find dry biographies boring and hard to get through, this fast-paced story is for you. 'Also Available in Spanish as: El Chico Que Lo Sabía and in Italian as Il Ragazzo Che Sapeva.

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Child, Unwanted: Margaret of Castello by Corinna Turner

Book 3 in the Friends in High Places series

NO ONE’S ADOPTING SCARFACE. I’M NOT THAT DUMB.

Abandoned by everyone in his life and scarred from a failed abortion attempt, Miri struggles to believe his new foster family could really want him. When a devastating accident changes everything, all hope seems gone—until a young woman once equally unwanted starts visiting him in hospital. Can ‘Little Margaret’ teach Miri that his life is still worth living, now more than ever?


The third book in the Friends in High Places series, Child, Unwanted can be read as a standalone. The series is Parental Guidance since it contains some mature themes.


Friends in High Places is a short fiction series that presents saints’ biographies in the context of imaginary teenagers’ lives. The stories are written primarily to entertain, with inspiration and education thrown in for free!