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Since the day I first talked to you, I told myself that I must not fall in love with you. As we got closer, I continued to tell myself: I don’t love you. I held your hand, I cried when you cried, I smiled when you smiled; but still, I told myself: No, I don’t love you.

I must not love you, for I may leave this world anytime. But, just now, someone told me something meaning
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Paperback, 2012 Revised Edition, 88 pages
Published 2012 by Goody Books Pte Ltd (first published 2005)
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Chow Chevelier
Sep 14, 2014 Chow Chevelier rated it it was amazing
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I Believe You is Low Kay Hwa's second book. The story focuses on two junior college students' love story in singapore. This is the novel that propelled Low Kay Hwa's writing career. Now in its eighth print!

some review of his books "What if you have no tomorrow to look forward to?"
Since the day I first talked to you, I told myself that I must not fall in love with you. As we got closer, I continued to tell myself: I don’t love you. I held your hand, I cried when you cried, I sm
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Jacquie Talento
Sep 21, 2012 Jacquie Talento rated it it was amazing
I won this story from a LibraryThing giveaway.
Joanna feels she carries a curse. If she loves someone they die. She only has one friend named Landy that isn’t affected by the curse. When she begins a friendship with Jacky, her biggest fear is that she can’t love him for fear of what will happen to him. Can she learn to believe that her curse doesn’t exist?
Jane
Aug 06, 2012 Jane rated it it was ok
Shelves: kindle, to-review, 2
I Believe You by Low Kay Hwa

2.5 Stars

Joanna believes she is cursed and that every time she speaks to someone, her words will harm them. Not wanting to hurt anyone she isolates herself, refusing to speak to anyone, anywhere, even at school. Joanna has just one friend; Landy, who she confides in and who seems to be the only person immune from the curse. On the first day of school Jacky, a local boy tries to befriend her and he refuses to give up no matter how much she ignores him. Will he also be
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Reverse Vampire
May 22, 2013 Reverse Vampire rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone looking for simple love stories.
This is my first book review on Goodreads. I'm still learning the ropes of reviewing books. YAY! Wonder how it took me this long to get my first review up online.

I was looking through books to kill time by Singaporean authors and came across Low Kay Hwa and his books in various websites, a particular blog and a friend who happens to read one of Low Kay Hwa's books. Curious to see why he was a bestseller author in the local book charts (I don't trust Singaporean book charts one bit. The local b
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Kristen N.
Aug 14, 2012 Kristen N. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I Believe You by Low Kay Hwa is a beautifully written short story. For a book that is only 88 pages long I Believe You is an amazing book. I rather enjoyed Low Kay Hwa stayed true to spelling, bringing with it more authenticity, rather then changing it to the American spelling. I Believe You tells the story of a young girl, Joanna who has lost both her parents and now believes she is cursed. To save others from the curse she withdraws into herself, never smiles or talks. Jacky, who's known her f ...more
Debra Benton
Sep 15, 2015 Debra Benton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome

I just loved this book. It had so many meanings. Most of all love. Love seemed to be the theme to me..........
Xinzhuo
Oct 16, 2013 Xinzhuo rated it it was ok
A simple read that was mildly relatable (come on, NJC? And Only Love contains way too many primary school memories ahaha). Not spectacular but I enjoyed it. I do wish I'm less cynical to be able to believe in the novel's central ideology that love is just love. "In love, either you love, or you don’t." Well, maybe, but there are also so many different kinds of love, and we've got to consider that too, don't we?
Ernest Koh
Jun 17, 2013 Ernest Koh rated it liked it
Concise, solid plot that makes you anticipate the 'happy ending'. The flow of story is good and with the plot as mentioned, it will keep your hands flipping page after page to find out more. One of the better books by the author.
Flora (Win-chester.)
Aug 28, 2012 Flora (Win-chester.) rated it really liked it
So... Yeah. I really wanted Jacky to die. So badly. Guess I am cruel. Oh well...

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Low Kay Hwa, born in 1985, is the youngest bestselling author in Singapore, having been on many Singapore bestsellers lists (major bookstores and national newspapers) together with international authors like Jodi Picoult and Nicholas Sparks. In his country, he is the only local writer to have entered the list for years.

In 2012, he has over 117,000 "Likes" in his Facebook Page and over 10,000 doubl
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