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My Fate According to the Butterfly

N her 11th birthday With her time running out all she wants is to celebrate her birthday with her entire family But her sister Ate Nadine stopped speaking to their father one year ago and Sab doesn't even know whyIf Sab's going to get Ate Nadine and their father to reconcile she'll have to overcome her fears of her sister's anger of leaving the bubble of her sheltered community. Full review up on The Ultimate FangirlGist My Fate According to the Butterfly is a must read It is a heartwarming novel wonderful and relatable to its very core With its wonderful and engaging characters paired with an amazing writing style it is easy to fathom why Gail D Villanueva is an author for the ages Such a story speaks volumes when it brought up relevant social issues that are still happening in Filipino society I can say that it s definitely a classic to beat I wish I had read something like this book when I was younger but I am so happy that the kids of today can read Sab s story It has the heart and soul of a Filipino through and throughShould I ever need a present to give to my nieces and nephews in middle grade I would happily give them this precious gem Thank you Gail for this wonderful story

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Villanueva's debut is a beautiful #ownvoices middle grade novel Tough topics are addressed but warmth and humor bring lightness to Sab's story This immersive novel bursts with life Kirkus Reviews starred reviewWhen superstitious Sab sees a giant black butterfly an omen of death she knows that she's doomed According to legend she has one week before her fate catches up with her o. UPDATE 2020I have so much to catch up on A review of this fantastic book is one of them Please be patient with meHELLO COVER

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Of her upcoming doom and figure out the cause of their riftSo Sab and her best friend Pepper start spying on Nadine and digging into their family's past to determine why exactly Nadine won't speak to their father But Sab's adventures across Manila reveal truths about her family difficult and dangerous than she ever anticipatedWas the Butterfly right Perhaps Sab is doomed after a. What will you do when death is knocking at your door knowing you don t have much time to liveIn this story Gail shows how a small creature like a butterfly can make a person reflect on the things that are far conseuential that sometimes the simplest things in life like being with your family is a lot important than anything in the world Like Sab she realized that she has to value time and make every possible last moment of her life count She put an effort to know the real reason why her dad and Ate Nadine had a falling out But by doing so Sab finds herself diving deeper into dangerous ground while facing head on some of the real and controversial issues the Philippines is currently experiencing right nowAs I have mentioned in the interview I did with Gail two of the things that were emphasized in the story is Duterte s war on drugs and recovery from substance addiction The reality that some innocent like Kuya Jepoy has to deal with false accusations and unlawful arrests is just eually heartbreaking and alarmingMost of the time it brings tragedy that can cause a family to fall apart He used to be a fun dad until he didn t He missed birthday parties or when he s with his family his mind was elsewhere But with the help and inspiration from Sab and Ate Nadine he s trying to get betterSee Family plays a major role in helping someone towards recovery Giving them a second chance and believing them without a doubt that they can change is also a way to show our supportThe author also captured an excellent description of how Filipinos became a product of a colonized past Issues like colonial mentality white privilege and colorism were perfectly fleshed out through Sab s standpoint How being white deserves only the best or having brown skin or being a na is unattractive so consuming a lot of whitening products from bleaching soap to whitening lotion is okay to achieve the standard of beauty that everyone tries to emulateOn a positive note Gail didn t miss introducing Filipino food to her readers We are known for our food and cookery where we take pride how a simple chicken sopas can warm your heart or eating kare kare feels heaven and indeed very satisfyingDon t get me started with my favorite pet character in the story Lawin He was such a fun addition that gave a child like vibe and humor who will get anyone s attention By the way he s a duck and I know for a fact that Gail s inspiration for Lawin was her pet uakie who according to her is a real divaAt the beginning of the story Sab believes that she will going to die From the stories her Dad told her she knows that a black butterfly is an omen of death It is one of the superstitions or pamahiin we Filipinos believe Either there s a truth in it or not it has always been and forever be a part of our culture What s important is we don t need to rely on any kind of superstitious beliefs because our life is our ownMy Fate According to the Butterfly is a story from the perspective of a young girl who learned the brutal realities in life and along the way explores about family friendship change and forgiveness This book will surely leave footprints in your hearts I received an eARC of My Fate According to the Butterfly as a part of my participation in Butterflytour and this in no way influences my rating nor my opinion on this bookFull Review at Tale Out Loud Facebook Twitter Instagram

  • Hardcover
  • 240
  • My Fate According to the Butterfly
  • Gail D. Villanueva
  • English
  • 15 October 2019
  • 9781338310504

About the Author: Gail D. Villanueva

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10 thoughts on “My Fate According to the Butterfly

  1. says:

    This is one of the most relevant Filipino books I've read in my life I cried shamelessly in public reading this ok??? To read an excerpt of this book just click H E R EADDRESSES THE PITFALLS OF TOXIC FILIPINO TRAITS AND BREAKS IT DOWN INTO DIGESTIBLE COMMENTARIES FIT FOR A KID’S COMPREHENSIONFilipino culture is overridden with toxic trai

  2. says:

    Oh my god THIS BOOK I love it so much It captures perfectly how it is to be a Filipino kid living in Metro Manila And it doesn't stop there it establishes economic privileges and ineuality too along with colonial mentality Moreover the way it examines substance abuse and the war on drugs is so important and moving I can

  3. says:

    UPDATE 2020I have so much to catch up on A review of this fantastic book is one of them Please be patient with meHELLO COVER

  4. says:

    Made me cry twiceReview to follow

  5. says:

    You can either recognize and understand your privilege so you can make our society better or you don't and let things stay t

  6. says:

    Full review up on The Ultimate FangirlGist My Fate According to the Butterfly is a must read It is a heartwarming novel wonderful and relatable

  7. says:

    Determined to reconcile her journalist older sister and their father before her time is up Sab embarks on a uest that sends her on a collision course with the realities of Manila and the war on drugsthis is a book based on the philippines A BOOK BASED ON AND SET IN THE PHILIPPINES i could cry like seriously i can't wait for 2019

  8. says:

    I am part of the blog tour being hosted for MFATTB by Kate from Your Tita Kate Cara from The Little Miss Bookworm and Shealea from Shut up Shealea All thoughts are my honest opinions And I'll be sharing fun content on my blog Check out the full schedule hereOk I have a confession to make When I first picked up this book after an IG photoshoot of course COUGH I didn't know what I was getting into I mean I'm

  9. says:

    What will you do when death is knocking at your door knowing you don't have much time to live?In this story Gail shows how a small creature like a butterfly can make a person reflect on the things that are far conseuential that sometimes the simplest things in life like being with your family is a lot important than anythi

  10. says:

    Thank you to Scholastic Press for an ARC of this bookSab thinks she's about to die She just saw a black butterfly which her father told her is a omen of death Her best friend Pepper and her sister Ate Nadine don

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