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Light and deep, smart and funny, crushing and hopeful all at the same time, My Fate According to the Butterfly will open your eyes to both the world's potential for magic, and to its harsh realities.
When 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 --
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Hardcover, 240 pages
Expected publication: July 30th 2019 by Scholastic Press
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Justine
Sep 26, 2018 marked it as to-read
HELLO, COVER!!!

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Hazel (Stay Bookish)
Jan 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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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 inequality too, along with colonial mentality. Moreover, the way it examines substance abuse and the war on drugs is so important and moving. I can't help but wish I had this book when I was Sab's age so I could've known better about all this and learned early– I'm so excited for the youth who will get to do so soon ...more
Divine Anas
"Sab embarks on a quest that sends her on a collision course with the realities of Manila and the war on drugs"
ANOTHER BOOK ON THE WAR ON DRUGS IN MY OWN COUNTRY. WELL, WELL, WELL, THIS IS DEFINITELY ON THE TOP TIER OF MY WANT TO READ BOOKS NEXT YEAR!!!
maegan ✷
"Determined to reconcile her journalist older sister and their father before her time is up, Sab embarks on a quest that sends her on a collision course with the realities of Manila and the war on drugs."

this 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.
Rachel Somer
Aug 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was so honored to be able to read an early copy of MY FATE ACCORDING TO THE BUTTERFLY. The story follows Sab, a ten-year-old Filipina girl living in Manila. When Sab receives a death omen that she may not make it to her eleventh birthday, she goes on a mission to reunite her father and older sister. Her journey forces her to confront not only the harsh realities of the war on drugs, but also how addiction has impacted her own family.

I ADORED this book. It was heart-warming, tear-jerking, and a
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Cindy
Oct 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
An incredible debut!
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Remy Lai
Aug 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I LUUUUURVE IT!

The MC is superstitious, which I can totally understand haha, and the real way that the Philippines way of life is portrayed, warts and all, is very very admirable.

LOVE LOVE LOVE.
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I got to read the opening to this and it's SO SO GOOD! Can't wait to read the whole book!
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Gail D. Villanueva is a Filipina author born and based in the Philippines. She’s also a web designer, an entrepreneur, and a graphic artist. She loves pineapple pizza, seafood, and chocolate, but not in a single dish together (eww). Gail and her husband live in the outskirts of Manila with their dogs, ducks, turtles, cats, and one friendly but lonesome chicken.

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