romance

To Be Continued by Prex J.D.V. Ybasco

25838466Title: To Be Continued

Author: Prex J.D.V. Ybasco

Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Young Adult

Rating: 1 out 5 stars

Summary:

Not all stories end happily nor tragically. Most of them just need to be continued.Azalea Anthony is a writer, or what she claims to be.Vim Harvey is her friend, or at least what she wants to believe.Jasmine Morrish is Azalea’s archenemy, or so what Jash believes Azalea makes people believe…er–There are other characters, too: like Warren, the basketball player, Beatrix, the model, Tom, the perfect excuse of a brother, Eclaire, the eccentric bff, etc.They all hangout in one place where they can enjoy a steaming cup of debates, an aroma of gossips, a side dish of basketball, a topping of drama, and a menu of articles : The Big Coffee Shop.

I’ve been reading this book on and off for almost a year now–it’s probably time to throw in the towel.

I got to 52% before giving in–I was hoping this was going to be something different from all the contemporary YA I usually try to read because the blurb was interesting.

There’s just too much I couldn’t stand.

The characters – There’s a representative for every cliche in the universe–they just have more unique names than your normal YA characters. To be honest, a story full of characters with odd names that live in a world full of generic city names made me lol.

Azalea (or Euiea, as she wants to be called–don’t ask me why because it’s never explained!), the heroine, annoys me the most. She’s smarter than everyone else and looks down on everyone, even her friends. How she even has friends with her attitude, idek. She’s a fucking ~special snowflake and I honestly just wanted to punch her in the nose most of the time.

Poorly written characters representing every cliche in the book and no development whatsoever? No, thank you.

The plot – I struggled through half before it dawned on me–it’s just a typical love story where the girl goes through a traumatic breakup, then proceeds to secretly fall in love with her best friend. Wow, after building up Azalea as the perfect girl, she goes and does the most cliche things ever. Er. Okay.

Maybe there’s more to the story. Except I don’t want to continue reading this book anymore. If nothing interesting has happened by at least half of the book, why should I bother?

The writing – The writing and structure was just way too awkward for me to want to continue reading. I had no clue what was happening most of the time because I couldn’t understand what was going on. This book, imo, needs a ton of editing–or a lot of rewriting, really–because it was, quite frankly, awful. Grammar mistakes, incorrect use of idioms, and…just odd writing in general.

The girls are on their way home. Azalea likes savoring the afternoon air while looking at the gold patches scattered in the western horizon. She reveres Apollo’s curtain call and wants everything to be quiet. The atmosphere usually gives her lots of ideas and queer thoughts. Right now, she is thinking of why the streets of their subdivision are named after Kings and what better names they could have instead.

This description is actually some of the better writing in the book but I’ll never understand why the sun has to be referred to as Apollo. Sure, he’s the god of light and the sun, but this reference just comes out as plain awkward.

I’d recommend reading a different book instead. Y’know, so many books, so little time. So spend your time wisely on better books!

A copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen

51737Title: The Truth About Forever

Author: Sarah Dessen

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Fiction, Romance

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Summary:

A long, hot summer…

That’s what Macy has to look forward to while her boyfriend, Jason, is away at Brain Camp. Days will be spent at a boring job in the library, evenings will be filled with vocabulary drills for the SATs, and spare time will be passed with her mother, the two of them sharing a silent grief at the traumatic loss of Macy’s father.

But sometimes, unexpected things can happen—things such as the catering job at Wish, with its fun-loving, chaotic crew. Or her sister’s project of renovating the neglected beach house, awakening long-buried memories. Things such as meeting Wes, a boy with a past, a taste for Truth-telling, and an amazing artistic talent, the kind of boy who could turn any girl’s world upside down. As Macy ventures out of her shell, she begins to question her sheltered life.

Is it really always better to be safe than sorry?

The truth about forever?

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Translation: There’s no such thing as forever.

Memes and kidding aside, I actually liked a YA book??? One about teens falling in love???

The end of the world is nigh.

Just kidding. Again.

But it’s no secret that I am not a fan of teenage romance novels. Most YA novels that center around romance usually annoy me because of insta-love or the stupidity of the characters. Sure, they’re teens, but that doesn’t mean teenagers fucking become unbearably stupid when they fall in love.

(I mean, come on. I was a teenager. Once. I did stupid things, but I would never dream of doing some of the shit that goes on in YA romance novels.)

Ahem.

Anyway, The Truth About Forever, when summarized, sounds like your typical romance novel. Macy loses her dad and struggles with her grief and guilt while trying to be the perfect daughter so she doesn’t worry her mom, who also struggles with her own grief. They never talk about her dad, her mom gets rid of all the stuff that reminds them of him (harsh, I know), and they are very adamant about looking Toward the Future. (While never looking back at the past.)

Macy gets a job on a whim at Wish, which has chaotic, fun-loving catering crew. This crew includes Wes, a gorgeous boy with a mysterious past and well, you know where it goes from there.

Sounds typical, right? Like you’ve read this in a billion other novels before, right? I thought so too, but..surprisingly, it works.

It’s a fun, easy read about how people deal with their grief. That probably sounds contradictory, but it really was. It’s fun, but it deals with a deep issue in a great way. Everyone’s lost someone, somehow–a family member, a friend, a pet–and we all deal with it differently. Sometimes, we move on. And sometimes, we don’t. Or can’t. Sometimes, we need help from other people.

That’s what I liked about this book. I liked seeing how Macy developed from being this girl who played safe and stayed in her comfort zone because that was what worked…to someone who learned to open up and enjoy life a little. And, little by little, learn to handle her guilt and sadness over her dad passing away.

I liked the romance too, it was kinda cute, and I enjoyed all those Truth games Macy and Wes had, but it wasn’t overpowering. It didn’t make the book all sappy. *spoiler* Every suh-woon moment had me laughing and yes, suh-wooing a little, too! Haha. *spoiler*

I think what made this book work for me was how likable all the characters were. The crew at Wish, especially Delia and Kristy, were so fun and silly and lovable that they kept me amused all throughout the story.

There were some stuff I didn’t like in this book, but they were few and far between, especially considering all the things that I enjoyed.

The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons

83142Title: The Bronze Horseman

Author: Paullina Simons

Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance, Adult

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Summary:

During the summer of 1941 the Metanov family are living a hard life in Leningrad. As the German armies advance their future looks bleak. For Tatiana, love arrives in the guise of Alexander, who harbours a deadly and extraordinary secret.

The Bronze Horseman was a book I really, really wanted to like. A good friend of mine recommended it to me and sang praises about it, which convinced me to grab a copy as soon as I saw it at a secondhand bookstore.

I suppose the premise itself is interesting enough, although the formula is nothing new: star-crossed lovers in the midst of a war, will they ever get together??

The one thing I appreciated about this book was how it was set in Russia just as World War II was starting. The book encompasses the span of the war and you get to see how people struggled to live during this time. There’s a ton of books set in WWII but most of the books I’ve read are set in the UK or countries occupied by the Nazis, etc. Russia is an interesting setting, considering their Communist government. It’s quite different from other countries.

That being said, I didn’t like much more about the book. I thought it was unnecessarily long, and watching Tatiana and Alexander dance around each other while trying to hide their feelings from being discovered by other people got old fast enough.

I also think, if you took away the historical setting, this would be just another typical romance. Girl meets boy, boy is attached to another (in this case, Tatiana’s sister), they fall in love anyway, they meet in secret, basically it’s all you-and-me-against-the-world stuff. >_<

I thought Tatiana was an annoying heroine, and her development from naive, idiotic girl to Mary Sue loved by all just didn’t amuse me at all. I just don’t understand how anyone can like her. She starts off as a selfish brat, then becomes a martyr who endures all her family’s abuse, then ends up being a Mary Sue who is ~perfect and smart and has everyone falling for her. She’s also a damsel in distress who always has to end up being saved by Alexander or someone else.

Idk

Alexander is a more interesting character, given his ~secret past, but I ended up not liking him either in the long run. Probably because he gives in way too much to Tatiana’s whims, it’s kinda annoying. Oop.

Honestly? I think the one part I thoroughly enjoyed was when Alexander finally couldn’t take it anymore and started yelling at Tatiana for causing all the heartache they had to go through. (Which was totally justified, imo.)

I’d yell myself for wasting my time too, but I’m too busy congratulating myself for actually finishing this long, long book despite the many urges I had to just throw it at the wall.

The book ends in a cliffhanger of sorts (sigh) and I guess I’ll try to read the next book (even though I’m not invested in the characters AT ALL) in the hopes that the sequel is better.

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Please let it be better, book gods.

A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall

20801166Title: A Little Something Different

Author: Sandy Hall

Genre: Realistic Fiction, Romance, Young Adult

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Summary:

The creative writing teacher, the delivery guy, the local Starbucks baristas, his best friend, her roommate, and the squirrel in the park all have one thing in common—they believe that Gabe and Lea should get together. Lea and Gabe are in the same creative writing class. They get the same pop culture references, order the same Chinese food, and hang out in the same places. Unfortunately, Lea is reserved, Gabe has issues, and despite their initial mutual crush, it looks like they are never going to work things out.  But somehow even when nothing is going on, something is happening between them, andeveryone can see it. Their creative writing teacher pushes them together. The baristas at Starbucks watch their relationship like a TV show. Their bus driver tells his wife about them. The waitress at the diner automatically seats them together. Even the squirrel who lives on the college green believes in their relationship.

Surely Gabe and Lea will figure out that they are meant to be together….

This is actually a 2.5 stars book but I’m rounding it off to 3 because that cover is goddamn gorgeous.

I started out liking this a lot. It’s cute to have several different POVs about a love story..and none of them are the main characters’ POVs. I thought it was an interesting way of showing how romance unfolds and how people perceive it. Plus Lea is Asian (!!!) so I thought it was nice to actually have an Asian girl as the main character at once.

The romance is pretty standard though. Shy, awkward boy and girl meet and there’s a spark but they can’t seem to get together even though everyone can see that they’re clearly made for each other. And there’s a whole bunch of people who really would like to see them get together.

That was interesting for the first 100 pages, then it started getting old. Because everyone, and I mean, EVERY PERSON in this book kept rooting for them. Even bitchy Charlotte the barista and always angry Victor ended up shipping them because they were so adorable and cute.

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Another thing: I thought the bench and squirrel POVs were unnecessary. I don’t even understand what the bench was doing there. It didn’t really contribute anything to the plot???

But hey, I think this book was cute, but I just am not a fan of all this saccharine sweetness. Plus matchmaking gets on my nerves (the trauma of spending your early 20s being matched to every single male in the vicinity by meddling “friends”), so although I thought Inga’s silly matchmaking game was funny at first, it slowly became annoying after she kept making little schemes to get Gabe and Lea together.

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(Of course, the matchmaking issue is my issue, not the book’s fault. XD)

All in all, I thought the book was too cute and sweet for my liking, but I think other people who enjoy romance would really like it! (And you’ll notice I may have used the word “cute” too many times in this review, which makes me think I should put it on my list of words not to use–inside joke for those who read the book. Hah!)

Train Man by Hitori Nakano

382980Title: Train Man

Author: Hitori Nakano, Bonnie Elliot (Translator)

Genre: Realistic Fiction, Humor, Romance, Japanese Fiction

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Summary:

An instant bestseller when it was first published in Japan, Train Man became a multimedia sensation, generating a smash-hit TV series, a blockbuster film, and multiple manga series. Now here’s the novel that started it all.

Boy–bashful and not overly brave–defends girl from obnoxious drunk on a Tokyo train. Girl sends boy a thank-you pair of pricey Hermés teacups. Boy’s a geek and doesn’t know what to do next. End of story for most nerds–but this one turns to the world’s largest online message board and asks for help, so for him it’s just the beginning. This matchless love story is told through a series of Internet chat room threads.

As Train Man, our hero charts his progress and unveils each new crisis–from making conversation to deciding what to wear on a date and beyond–in return, he receives advice, encouragement, warnings, and sympathy from the anonymous netizens. And Train Man discovers the secret to what makes the world go round–and proves we really do live in a universe where anything can happen.

Let me say this outright: Train Man is definitely not a book for everyone.

It’s one of the geekiest books I’ve ever read, as it deals with a guy who meets a girl and tells people about it on an online forum. The aforementioned guy isn’t the normal drop-dead gorgeous male lead you usually find in books, but rather, he’s a normal otaku (or geek, in English) who is shy and awkward and seems to spend an abnormally large amount of time telling his woes to the internet. This person is me

Train Man is told in the form of an online forum where people comment, usually a line or two, one after the other. You have no clue who these people are. There aren’t really any names since, well, this forum deals with anonymous people talking to each other. The story revolves around this guy who is fondly called Train Man by the commenters, because he defends a girl from a drunken idiot on a train and receives a pricey gift as a thank you. Because he’s awkward and clueless, he proceeds to run to the internet for help on how to deal with this.

Every time our hero posts an update, people comment and give advice or sympathy. With each update comes a barrage of comments. Some are trolls, some warn him to be cautious, but a lot of people offer advice and encouragement and sympathize with our hero.

I can see why most people dislike this book. If you’re not familiar with forums, it can be very confusing to read. If you’re not a person who spends a lot of time on the internet (aside from Facebook), you might find it strange that people communicate this way. Why would people even talk to complete strangers, let alone trust their advice, about their problems? They don’t even know each other. There are barely any names (if any). If you want to respond to a comment, you refer to the comment’s number (Comment #525, for example). It probably seems really silly to most people. XD

But that, I guess, is the beauty of the internet. It gives us the bravery to say and do things we wouldn’t dare in real life. It gives us the power to be something more than we could ever dare or hope to be in real life. Sure, there are terrible people on the internet (people far worse than trolls, definitely), but Train Man gives us an excellent view of how people communicate and help each other out despite knowing virtually nothing about each other.

I find Train Man quite humorous and entertaining because I’ve been on several online forums myself. I’ve met many people online and retained friendships with them, some for years now. It’s amazing how a common interest or cause can unite people and cause a bond between them, no matter how far apart they are. It probably sounds silly to say that some of the best or most interesting people I’ve ever met are people I’ve never seen or met. I only know them by their usernames and avatars and the way they express themselves on the internet.

Sure, I could be talking to some creepy old fat white guy who lives in a basement (or, maybe I am one of those creepy men and you have no clue about it! OOO: ) but no one would ever know. Unless I started stalking people, I guess. (Don’t worry, I never would I’m too lazy anyway lol) I do think it’s interesting that how you look doesn’t matter at all when you’re on the internet discussing games or books or whatever. It’s the way you think and how you share stories and interact with other people, and I find that a very wonderful thing.

Train Man is the story of the internet. Of geeks, of awkward introverted people like myself who like the anonymity and can openly share things without the fear of being judged your whole life. Train Man is also a love story, but what speaks the loudest to me is the kindness and compassion of people in the story. In a world where I am constantly annoyed and frustrated by how horrible people are to each other, this book serves as a reminder that not everyone is horrible/apathetic. That there are people out there who care, or will care if you share your story with them. These are the same people who will defend you against trolls and bullies and other idiots. It really is amazing.

Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Title: Uprooted

Author: Naomi Novik

Genre: Adventure, Magic, Fantasy, Romance

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Summary:

Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her life.

Her people rely on the cold, ambitious wizard, known only as the Dragon, to keep the wood’s powers at bay. But he demands a terrible price for his help: one young woman must be handed over to serve him for ten years, a fate almost as terrible as being lost to the wood.

The next choosing is fast approaching, and Agnieszka is afraid. She knows – everyone knows – that the Dragon will take Kasia: beautiful, graceful, brave Kasia – all the things Agnieszka isn’t – and her dearest friend in the world. And there is no way to save her.

But no one can predict how or why the Dragon chooses a girl. And when he comes, it is not Kasia he will take with him.

From the author of the Temeraire series comes this hugely imaginative, engrossing and vivid fantasy novel, inspired by folk and fairy tales. It is perfect reading for fans of Robin Hobb and Trudi Canavan.

My first reaction when I finally finished reading this book:

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And this is coming from a person who is fed up with all the book series that are all the hype these days mainly because it means I have to buy more books that I already do not have room for in my tiny apartment XD

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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

9361589Title: The Night Circus

Author: Erin Morgenstern

Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Historical Fiction, Magic

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Summary:

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called “Le Cirque des Reves,” and it is only open at night.

But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love—a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.

True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus performers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead.

The night circus, Le Cirque des Reves, is beautiful. I’d like to spend days just lying down and imagining it in my head. Better yet, I’d like it if the circus was real and I could spend nights wandering around, discovering all the wonders it has to offer. I’d be one of the reveurs, always following wherever the circus goes.

But as enchanting as the circus is, I couldn’t help but feel disappointed. At the very start, a challenge between two magicians is issued. I waited for this moment, when they would reveal themselves to each other and the competition would commence. The circus tried to distract me, to enchant me with its own magic, but the competition was always in the back of my mind, and I couldn’t help but think, “When is it starting? When will they compete?”

I belatedly realized that it was already underway, I hadn’t even realized it started. It felt so silly, because I had waited and waited only to be told it was already happening. I felt slightly cheated because, although I admire and like the subtlety of the magic weaved through the circus and the story itself, it couldn’t make the disappointment go away. I felt somewhat cheated because the summary promised a “fierce” competition–it didn’t feel fierce at all. How the competition was resolved seemed a bit anti-climatic too because I was expecting too much.

Nevertheless, the circus itself was enough for me to enjoy the book, even though I felt all my waiting for something to happen was wasted. XD

The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski

Title: The Winner’s Crime

Author: Marie Rutkoski

Genre: High Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Summary:

Book two of the dazzling Winner’s Trilogy is a fight to the death as Kestrel risks betrayal of country for love.

The engagement of Lady Kestrel to Valoria’s crown prince means one celebration after another. But to Kestrel it means living in a cage of her own making. As the wedding approaches, she aches to tell Arin the truth about her engagement… if she could only trust him. Yet can she even trust herself? For—unknown to Arin—Kestrel is becoming a skilled practitioner of deceit: an anonymous spy passing information to Herran, and close to uncovering a shocking secret.

As Arin enlists dangerous allies in the struggle to keep his country’s freedom, he can’t fight the suspicion that Kestrel knows more than she shows. In the end, it might not be a dagger in the dark that cuts him open, but the truth. And when that happens, Kestrel and Arin learn just how much their crimes will cost them.

If there’s one thing to get you out of a slump (read: being too busy/lazy to blog and write reviews), it’s finding the perfect book to make you feel things that demand to be felt and written about. Or else you might explode from all the feels. I don’t think my sister will appreciate seeing my guts all over the house so…here have this messy review. X’D

I wasn’t planning on reading this for a long, long time, considering how long I’ll have to wait again for the next book, but thanks to peer pressure (Thanks Anj for threatening me with spoilers! I hate you! Joke lang haha), I caved in and read it. And couldn’t stop. I tried to read it whenever I could. Heck, I even woke up two hours too early and decided sleep wasn’t as important as finishing this book. Because 3 am decisions are the best decisions amirite?

Nope.

Don’t read this. I swear, you’ll regret it. As the sun started to rise this morning, I felt like crying for the two hours I spent reading. Why did I cave in? Why didn’t I just sleep? SLEEP WAS TOTALLY MORE IMPORTANT THAN THIS. So yeah, don’t read this if you don’t want your heart to be shattered in a million pieces, only for it to heal itself and start hoping for something better to come, only to have it crushed. Again. And again. And agaiiiiiin. (Or yes, if you’re a masochist, you should totally read this and join the rest of who are in agony right now.)

I TOTALLY DID NOT NEED THIS HEARTBREAK. How dare you toy with my emotions, book. How could you make me feel like I was Kestrel, so desperate and lonely and angry because everything was shitty and everything hurts. How could you make me taste Arin’s pain like it was so fucking real that I wanted to weep and tell him to not lose faith, to not give up, to make him just stop walking away because all is not as it seems but he can’t seem to fucking figure that out because he’s so uncertain and feel so much pain and I just want to hug these characters so badly okay ;A;

I am such a mess. Such a terrible mess that I kept stopping while writing this because I kinda want to roll around crying instead. Like all the fucking time. How am I going to survive until next year?

The House At Riverton by Kate Morton

The House At RivertonTitle: The House At Riverton

Author: Kate Morton

Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

From Goodreads:

Summer 1924

On the eve of a glittering society party, by the lake of a grand English country house, a young poet takes his life. The only witnesses, sisters Hannah and Emmeline Hartford, will never speak to each other again.

Winter 1999

Grace Bradley, ninety-eight, one-time housemaid of Riverton Manor, is visited by a young director making a film about the poet’s suicide. Ghosts awaken and old memories – long consigned to the dark reaches of Grace’s mind – begin to sneak back through the cracks. A shocking secret threatens to emerge, something history has forgotten but Grace never could.

Set as the war-shattered Edwardian summer surrenders to the decadent twenties, The House at Riverton is a thrilling mystery and a compelling love story.

If I could sum up this book in one gif, it would be this:

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I carried this book around for several weeks and complained a lot because it was so thick and heavy and took me forever to finish. But I REGRET NOTHING. NOTHIIIIING.

Reading this book was like going on a long, long car trip to your favorite place in the world. At first you’re so excited that you kinda ignore everything else and irritably wish you could just get to your destination already, because you know how fulfilled you’ll be when you finally get over this arduous trip.

Towards the middle, you start to get interested in the sights and scenes you’re passing by. Curiosities pop up and hold your attention, and you slightly forget about your destination. Something on the road holds your interest more at the moment.

Eventually, the things you pass by seem familiar, and you recognize that these are all signs that point out you’re getting closer and closer to the end of your journey, and this fills you with so much anticipation because finally, you’re so close..but at the same time you dread the end because the trip wasn’t as arduous as it had seemed at first, and now you’re reluctant to let go of the things that held your interest on your way here.

When you finally get to your destination, your favorite place in the world, you’re elated because the trip was so worth it, no matter how long it took and what you had to go through to get here. Yet, at the same time, you glance wistfully down the road you just traveled on, because while there were times when it was tiring and things seemed to move quite slowly, the journey was just as great as getting to the end of it.

Si by Bob Ong

Si by Bob OngTitle: Si

Author: Bob Ong

Genre: Filipino Literature, Romance, Realistic Fiction

Rating: 3.5 stars

From Goodreads:

“Maari bang malaman ang iyong pangalan?”

“Victoria”

“Kailan kita masisilayan, Victoria?”

“Sa iyong pagsilang”

Mabenta sakin noong kabataan ko (lol!) si Bob Ong. Natutuwa ako sa mga kwento nya eh, lahat ng libro nya inabangan ko at binili ko nung may pera na ako pambili ng libro. Ung mga libro nya na mga nobela, di ko na masyado nagustuhan ung iba. Na-trauma ata ako kay Ang mga Kaibigan ni Mama Susan. Wahahaha. Pero nung nakita ko ung librong to sa NBS, naisip ko mag-try ulit magbasa ng kwento ni Bob Ong.

Actually itong Si, binili ko dahil sa mababaw na rason – gustong gusto ko ung cover. Paboritong kulay ko kasi. Napaka-misteryoso pa ng summary sa likod. Hahaha. Pero nung nagsimula ako magbasa, medyo naguluhan ako. At nakornihan ako. Kasi lalaki ung bida, di ko ma-imagine na magsasalita ng napaka..flowery(?) tungkol sa pag-ibig ang mga lalaki. Pero sabagay, iba ang henerasyon nya. Baka ganun talaga sila dati. Hehe.

Nung tumagal naman natuwa na ako sa mga pangyayari sa Si. Kakaiba ang twist nya, although mahahalata mo na rin naman sa simula kung ano ung nangyayari. Siguro umabot sa kalagitnaan ng libro bago ako medyo nadala sa kwento. At di na ako nakokornihan sa pananalita ng bida. Mahirap ata magkwento ng mga nabasa ko dito, baka may spoiler akong masabi ng hindi sinasadya. Haha.

Ang naisip ko nung natapos ko itong libro…minsan makikita mo ang isang tao na napakasaya sa buhay. Maiinggit ka sa kanya kasi mapapaisip ka ano ginawa nya para maging ganun. Pero di mo lang alam, maaaaring napakarami nya na rin napagdaanan na hirap sa buhay – mawalan ng magulang, o anak, o kung ano pa man – ngunit nakarating sya sa punto na naging masaya pa rin sya. Hindi sa lahat ng oras masaya ang tao. Hindi rin sa lahat ng oras ay bigo sya. Ang mahalaga siguro, i-enjoy mo na lang ang buhay mo na walang regrets.

Naging cheesy na ata mga sinasabi ko. Basta masaya naman ang Si. Ako lang siguro may problema kasi madali ako makornihan sa mga kwentong pag-ibig lately. Hahahahaha. Although hindi sya kwento lamang ng pag-ibig, kundi kwento ng buhay ng isang tao. 😀