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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 Fire and Desire 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 The Forgotten Memoir of John Knox unlawful arrests is just eually heartbreaking and alarmingMost of the time it brings tragedy that can cause a family to fall apart He The Illusionists used to be a fun dad Planet of the Bugs 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 Fishes of the Open Ocean 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 Out of Bounds (Boundaries, 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

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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. 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 traits brought by 333 years of colonialization from the Spaniards and welp just general traditional yet regressive takes that most of the community can t seem to get rid of just yet we are finally progressing though it s pretty slow This book was unapologetic with addressing all these root causes in such a gaspsdidyoujustrevealthat yet effective way for the comprehension of a younger audience This was really educational and I find myself pumping my fists in the air while reading every minuscule flaw that every Filipino like me is so sick ofFrom colonial mentality harmful stereotypes of femininity homophobia and even white privilege Gail never shied away from shedding light to all of these while simultaneously making it so easy to read for children I mean I can t ualify as a kid any obviously but upon reading this book it made me realize how much it still stays true and important to be seen not just by kids but also to young adults AND adults alikeHow Gail managed to do this elouently still makes my heart all gooey with gratitudeSKIRTS THE SITUATION OF THE WAR ON DRUGS IN THE PHILIPPINES IN A KID S PERSPECTIVEThis was in fact the main reason why I was dying to read this book It s not every day that you get this kind of representation which mind you provides a necessary take and commentary on what really is happening in the Philippines war on drugsWhat I loved about it the most though was how it fleshed this element out through exploring the many casualties THE FILIPINOS It provided a different lens yet one which so many readers could relate to The War on Drugs isn t an easy topic yet it amazes me how Gail managed to explain this thoroughly in a safe distance for a kid s level of perception without glossing over it HANDS DOWN TO OUR UEENPINPOINTS THE NEGATIVE CONNOTATIONS OF PRIVILEGE AND HOW ONE CAN ACKNOWLEDGE AND USE IT FOR THE BETTERSab our MC is in fact a privileged Filipino kid who doesn t have to worry when her next meal would arrive or if they will get relocated again from one slum to another and worry about school Sab represents the middle class Filipino kids and in a sense I loved how Gail framed the story in her lensBecause let s face it the kids who have the capacity to read this book are mostly Sabs who have the proper education and could afford reading this My point here is that Gail somehow predicted this outcome and was armed to educate and not to shame Privilege can somehow numb you of others sufferings and this book reiterated how important it is to acknowledge all of our privileges and aim to use it for the better Literacy is still a major problem in my country and I really love how this book aims to educate and inspire young folks to do or just you know be socially awareINTRODUCES A NEW LIGHT IN THE PREDICAMENTS EVERY FAMILY HAVE ESPECIALLY ON SEPARATION IDENTITY CRISIS AND RECOVERYThis book skirted on the father daughter relationship dynamics and I have to admit guys I shamelessly cried in public after the reading the last parts As a 100% daddy s girl I can attest that this will also hit you all in all the right places This book was such an emotional ride mind youMy last point here is that despite being initially an MG book this also divulged on the difficulties of parenthood I mean there isn t an existing manual for How To Be A Good Parent and if there is the world would be uite a better place But parents just have to wing it and do sacrifices for their family without the guide of any existing manual Not only that but it also showed how even our parents have their own problems on self concept Reading through Sab s father and her mom in some ways reminded me how lucky and privileged I am with my parents and that despite their flaws we are still one big happy family This book reiterated how family is so crucial to an individual s development and I am eternally grateful for Gail in creating this little book with bigger lessons to impart THANK YOU The Black Painting up with her o. 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 traits brought by 333 years of colonialization from the Spaniards and welp just general traditional yet regressive takes that most of the community can t seem to get rid of just yet we are finally progressing though it s pretty slow This book was Fire and Desire unapologetic with addressing all these root causes in such a gaspsdidyoujustrevealthat yet effective way for the comprehension of a younger audience This was really educational and I find myself pumping my fists in the air while reading every minuscule flaw that every Filipino like me is so sick ofFrom colonial mentality harmful stereotypes of femininity homophobia and even white privilege Gail never shied away from shedding light to all of these while simultaneously making it so easy to read for children I mean I can t The Forgotten Memoir of John Knox ualify as a kid any obviously but The Illusionists upon reading this book it made me realize how much it still stays true and important to be seen not just by kids but also to young adults AND adults alikeHow Gail managed to do this elouently still makes my heart all gooey with gratitudeSKIRTS THE SITUATION OF THE WAR ON DRUGS IN THE PHILIPPINES IN A KID S PERSPECTIVEThis was in fact the main reason why I was dying to read this book It s not every day that you get this kind of representation which mind you provides a necessary take and commentary on what really is happening in the Philippines war on drugsWhat I loved about it the most though was how it fleshed this element out through exploring the many casualties THE FILIPINOS It provided a different lens yet one which so many readers could relate to The War on Drugs isn t an easy topic yet it amazes me how Gail managed to explain this thoroughly in a safe distance for a kid s level of perception without glossing over it HANDS DOWN TO OUR UEENPINPOINTS THE NEGATIVE CONNOTATIONS OF PRIVILEGE AND HOW ONE CAN ACKNOWLEDGE AND USE IT FOR THE BETTERSab our MC is in fact a privileged Filipino kid who doesn t have to worry when her next meal would arrive or if they will get relocated again from one slum to another and worry about school Sab represents the middle class Filipino kids and in a sense I loved how Gail framed the story in her lensBecause let s face it the kids who have the capacity to read this book are mostly Sabs who have the proper education and could afford reading this My point here is that Gail somehow predicted this outcome and was armed to educate and not to shame Privilege can somehow numb you of others sufferings and this book reiterated how important it is to acknowledge all of our privileges and aim to Planet of the Bugs use it for the better Literacy is still a major problem in my country and I really love how this book aims to educate and inspire young folks to do or just you know be socially awareINTRODUCES A NEW LIGHT IN THE PREDICAMENTS EVERY FAMILY HAVE ESPECIALLY ON SEPARATION IDENTITY CRISIS AND RECOVERYThis book skirted on the father daughter relationship dynamics and I have to admit guys I shamelessly cried in public after the reading the last parts As a 100% daddy s girl I can attest that this will also hit you all in all the right places This book was such an emotional ride mind youMy last point here is that despite being initially an MG book this also divulged on the difficulties of parenthood I mean there isn t an existing manual for How To Be A Good Parent and if there is the world would be Fishes of the Open Ocean uite a better place But parents just have to wing it and do sacrifices for their family without the guide of any existing manual Not only that but it also showed how even our parents have their own problems on self concept Reading through Sab s father and her mom in some ways reminded me how lucky and privileged I am with my parents and that despite their flaws we are still one big happy family This book reiterated how family is so crucial to an individual s development and I am eternally grateful for Gail in creating this little book with bigger lessons to impart THANK YOU

Gail D. Villanueva é 6 SUMMARY

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 Engendering Song 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 Listening Woman by Tony Hillerman Summary & Study Guide 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

  • Hardcover
  • 240
  • My Fate According to the Butterfly
  • Gail D. Villanueva
  • English
  • 19 June 2017
  • 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

  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 mentalit

  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 the same

  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 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 societ

  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 con

  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 anything in the

  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't believe it's actuall

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