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Noli Me Tangere ni Jose P. Rizal
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July 29, 2012
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August 25, 2012
GR-TFG 100 Favorite Books
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Ayban Gabriyel
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Aklat para sa Agosto 2012. Isa sa 100 na mga Paboritong Aklat ng GR-TFG (2011 edisyon)

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The definitive masterpiece of The Philippines National Hero.
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Noli Me Tangere is a revolutionary book by our national hero, Jose Rizal, and is said to spark the revolution against the Spanish rule in our country. This was areal required reading book for Filipino high school students so I was able to read this book for our Filipino class. Or at least, I was able to read a condensed version of this book, since our textbook back then contained summarized chapters with discussion questions (which we have to summarize yet again an
I enjoyed this novel a lot. It's a real page turner.

And this is surprising for me. We were required to read this in high school (I think it's still required reading in all Philippine schools, public and private, but I may be wrong). Jose Rizal is one of our national heroes, and perhaps the greatest. But back then I thought it was dry and boring. During Filipino class, my mind wandered elsewhere. As a result, I failed to appreciate it.

What is the story about? (Spoilers ahead!)

Basically, Noli Me T
I was in my third year high school when we finally tackled this much talked about book, finally it is now in penguin books..Jose Rizal was not only our national herp but also a great writer of his time...
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We were assigned to read this when I was a junior in high school. I didn't understand the story at all. I don't even remember any part of it.
Quite possibly my favorite book of all time - the story of the author - Philippine National Hero Dr. Jose Rizal - just as important as the novel. A critical satire of Philippine society from the uneducated poor to the bumbling Spanish colonial masters. This version, translated by Ma. Soledad Lacson-Locsin, is widely considered to be the best English translation from the original Spanish.
Dec 21, 2010 Joyzi rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Filipinos
Recommended to Joyzi by: My Teacher duh!
Maganda naman siya, binasa ko lang 'to kasi required sa school. Mas maganda sana kung medyo di malalim yung tagalog para mas maintindihan.
For our thesis :P
Dec 30, 2014 Jacq marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
May 05, 2013 Shane marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
Nov 12, 2011 Japi marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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