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Roles: A Not Quite Unread Novel

3.34 of 5 stars 3.34  ·  rating details  ·  38 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Paperback, 123 pages
Published March 2008 by Visual Print Enterprises
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"She kissed her husband goodbye on the mouth before jumping out of their car. It was a big, wet type of kiss."

Appearing on the third page, the sentence above tells readers what to expect in Carlos Malvar’s socio-comedy novel Roles.

Tagged as “A Not Quite Unreal Novel,” Roles is set in a fictional (or not) school named The Montessori of Asia and the Pacific, where the usual high school stereotypes abound, the Bitchy girls, the nerds, the athletes and, of course, the newcomer. The story begins duri
Biena (The Library Mistress)
I've written a 'short' review on paper...

but I'm too lazy to type it in. Well, soon... soon...


Prepare to answer this question when I see you (very soon) Siege...

What's with the mabahong surnames? Hahaha.

UPDATE: July 2, 2014
Read this book again for a certain 'project'
Jefferson Lexus Jonson
In an attempt to fill the void in the young adult genre of Philippine Literature, Carlos Malvar brought to us a very interesting plot that seems to breakthrough from the deviance of a normal teen telenovela presented in our country. Although, the plot, in its entirety, is a bit lackluster, what makes you stay to read more is the wide array of characters presented in the novel. Surely, there is at least one character that will hook your heart. Laughter, tears, and all that jazz that are experienc ...more
Reading this book is a crazy ride. I can really relate to it, sometimes being in the jungle full of wild animals is way better that to be in high school where you have to watch yourself all the time. I like this book. Fast and easy to read, though the ending was a damn cliffhanger and I'm hoping that one reviewer on the sequel wasn't exactly right when he said that the sequel wasn't much of a continuation of the ending here :(
One pageturner. I really love books like these. I love how an author can connect the dots. I'm weak at that. He uses all his characters very well.
I was hoping Roles would be a more original answer to the Western young adult novels popping these days and I was hoping that I was getting more of my 150 pesos. I was hoping to be entertained. I shouldn’t have hoped.
The premise is promising but it is bombed with awkward phrases, improper choice of words, forced attempts at humor, and obvious pronouncements. Some scenes are also, too far-fetched from reality, which might make you think that the Not Quite Unreal tagline should belong to a videog
Kwesi 章英狮
May 23, 2011 Kwesi 章英狮 rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Kwesi 章英狮 by: Tina
Shelves: owned, carlos-malvar, 2011
Book #115 for 2011
I get why Siege wrote this book - written at a time when Gossip Girl was the in thing - heck it even inspired its own local rip-off, Lipgloss. But Roles/Crash was way better than that.

It was not bad at all. I love how it was fast-paced and how everyone gets a fair share of attention. And, oh, I'm a fan of that Jason-Ordiz-Voltaire sexual tension. Also, Mitch and her sense of rationality.

It made me miss my private school life, somewhat. And all its craziness.
Keshia Mae
So realistic and so cool! I never thought Ordiz is a gay! I was expecting of OrMich love team. Anyway, thumbs up for this and I'm waiting for the sequel.
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