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Flipping The Script (Flicker # 2)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  51 ratings  ·  26 reviews
Miri dela Merced’s film director grandfather and Pabs Paglinauan’s studio head grandmother had a huge falling out that ended Lolo Ikong’s career. At seventeen, Miri finds herself in the same summer film internship program as the down-to-earth film studio heir Pabs, whom she’s decided to automatically write off, just because of his lineage. As Miri gets a crash course in he ...more
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Published February 15th 2019
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Geri Reads
Mar 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Cute and sweet YA set in the Philippines. :)


ARC provided by the author
“The movies may have literally killed my Lolo [Grandfather]. And yet here I am wanting to follow in his footsteps.”

Fun and frothy. “Flipping the Script,” is Dancie Mae P. Sison’s first book, and is a delight. The book was developed through the #romanceclass and #romanceclassYA community of Filipino writers, readers, actors, and artists. I look forward to reading more from this talented author.

The story is set within the film industry, and has fun celebrating classic Filipino movies from the
Full review can be found on my blog here.

Flipping the Script is an insanely kilig (literal translation would be akin to the feeling of having butterflies in your stomach!) novel. It’s cheesy in the best and purest way possible, and it’s so easy to fall in love with Miri and Pabs’ love story. It’s a quick love at first sight, friends to lovers romance that serves as a quick and light-hearted read. My favorite part would probably have to be how Pabs, despite his rich and privileged background, wa
Feb 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Hate to love isn’t my favorite trope but it’s slowly growing on me, possibly because I love witty banters and tension. Add the fact that this book revolves around the film industry, then we’ve got a winner!

Flipping The Script was a ideally a quick read, but since I was nursing a book hangover, it took me around 2 weeks. It was worth it though, and I’m slowly coming to terms with my present reading pace. Anyhoo, I’m here to share about the things I loved about this book.

The meet cute was absolute

I love reading teen romances. Especially diverse teen romances! The additional aspect of different cultures, norms, and experiences that add to the usual “Character A meets Character B, shenanigans ensue and they fall in love” make the story so much more interesting. And the additional aspect that this story has for us is none other than the Philippine film-making industry! (Which, by the way, is an industry I’ve been super interested in e
Was fortunate to have read an ARC, and I was into it from start to end, every chapter and every page. This is the first, I believe, of its kind—a Filipino YA romance set in the film industry—and it's awesome how it nails pop culture references, and the culture of entertainment production as a whole. (I didn't work in film, but I did work in a TV network, and a lot of things were so reminiscent and undeniably ~on point.) And the romance? I have no complaints. The meet cute was right up my alley, ...more
Kristy Mauna
Miri wants nothing more than to follow in her Lolo’s footsteps and become a director herself. Her hopes and dreams capture you in the very first chapter. You’ll want to read until she truly reaches all of her goals! Miri is such a fun character. I admired her for being such a go-getter.

“As far as family grudges go, there’s nothing like a romance between members of the rivaling families to bring peace to the valley.”

Flipping the Script has one of the BEST “meet-cute” moments I have yet to rea
Feb 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received an e-ARC from the author for an honest review.
I absolutely have to tell you that this book was so cute. Miri and Pabs had such an easy chemistry and I loved following their film internship journey together.

Growing up in the Philippines, I was exposed to Filipino films from a young age so the references to local pop culture had me feeling so much nostalgia. They just don't make films like that anymore. It also gave an insight into the behind the scenes or the less than glamorous side
Rachelle Belaro
Feb 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Let me just go and say that this book is a gem. The chemistry of the characters (especially Miri and Pabs) were on point. The first and second meeting were unexpected and remarkable but the history of their family that go way back was really something. From their grandparents to their parents and uncles, it was as if the whole universe conspired to make them meet and get over the family feud that lasted for years.

Full review on my blog.
Yeyet Soriano
Feb 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Classic Filipino movies from the 80s and 90s. An internship program. A group of strangers who become life-long friends. An MC and an LI from two families with an age-old feud. All the elements of an interesting and engaging story, definitely. But in the hands of Danice Mae P. Sison, the story became very magical. She made the characters come alive on the printed page, and you find yourself rooting for each of them.

Read my full review on my blog:
Feb 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars.

Omg the cuteness! I loved the filmmaking setting, the chemistry between Miri and Pabs, and the friendship amongst all of the film interns.

To read my full review, check out my post on my blog.

Sep 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: filipino-mc
Had great fun and lotsa killig!!

Weekend Reader_
Feb 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult
A novella that takes place in Manila and makes Breakfast Club references is a winner. This novel is a quick love at first sight, family enemies, high school lovers- love story with a side dose of rag tag friendship and figuring out your life’s passion. I’m not kidding you. I loved how Sison integrated Filipino and American slang throughout the book. This fusion of both cultures speaks volumes to representation matters and shows the fluidity of language. And I’m here for it!

I loved that Pabs was
This story was a fun, hate to love story between two teens learning to put an end to a decades old family feud.

Read the review on my blog!
Katt Briones
Mar 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Florence Joyce
Feb 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
I have no idea how the film industry works at all so reading this book somehow gives me a glimpse of that world. I did dream about working there once before. But I think it's a far-fetched dream for me, after all.

I imagined both Pabs and Miri as fourth year high schoolers instead of being in their last year in senior high when I read this. Another thing I was unfamiliar with since I haven't experienced being in junior and senior high, considering the fact that there was no such thing when I was

ARC supplied by the publisher in exchange for an honest review

How absolutely adorable! I adored this read so much it caused me to read more Young Adult after a very long time which is incredible. Sison manages to perfectly capture that feeling of being young, as if your entire future is spread out in front of you and you can make it into whatever you want. At the centre of the story is Miri, the granddaughter of a somewhat known Pinoy director and the daughter of a semi-famous but now retire

Kate (Reading Through Infinity)
3.5 stars

Trigger warnings for death of family members.

This was a really sweet contemporary romance about Miri and Pabs, two film interns at the same film studio whose grandparents, a director and the head of a studio, had a big row many years ago that resulted in Miri's grandfather leaving the studio.

While learning about their families' histories, Miri and Pabs start to have romantic feelings for one another, but find it hard to reconcile their attraction with their grandparents feud.

I really
Ella K. Oktaverina
"Sometimes the script doesn't turn out the way we want it to be written, I guess. Sometimes it flips itself over and what we get is even better." -- Page 145.

At the age of seventeen, Mira dela Merced a.k.a Miri joined a summer film internship program in Santelmo Pictures. Santelmo Pictures is a famous fictional film studio in Philippines in which Miri's grandfather, Lolo Ikong once worked for. One of Miri's motivation to be in the internship is to make sure that her grandfather's movies actually
"Flipping the Script is the second release from the #romanceclassFlicker imprint, and dare I say again, it’s flipping engrossing. It has a well-paced plot, no-nonsense writing style and sharp voices. And the hate-to-love teen romance between two aspiring filmmakers? Worthy of LizQuen level of investment. This homage to the Filipino film industry is a definite must-watch, especially that it’s injected with real-life experiences (is there any other way to write, really) from the author, Danice Mae ...more
Erika (The Nocturnal Fey)
Flipping The Script is a light and kilig read that is perfect for fans of Kate Evangelista and Kasie West. This is something that I'll definitely pick up during my summer vacation, a long boring commute, or a road trip. I'm definitely off to a good start on my #romanceclass adventure.

You can read my full review at The Nocturnal Fey


Disclaimer: I received an eARC from #romanceclass in exchange for an honest review in participation for a blog tour. This doesn’t affect my opinion of the book in
Angel C. Aquino
Mar 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Such a sweet romance between two aspiring filmmakers! I love all the references to Pinoy movies and the immersive behind-the-scenes look at the local film industry. The author clearly knows her stuff! More than the romance and kilig moments, this story is also about loving one’s family, developing strong friendships, learning to forgive, working hard for one’s passions, having the courage not to quit, and having fun on the journey!
May 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love it, I love it! Peppered with funny references to Filipino pop culture, Flipping The Scripting saved me from a reading slump. The whole story played out like one of those teen shows I used to look forward to every weekend. While Miri and Pabs were adorable, the supporting characters were topnotch as well. How can you not love having friends like them?
Aira Irish
Apr 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of my favorite YA books that I read for 2019. It's refreshing and awesome too. Never read a story that revolves in film making and family legacy.
Alexia Cambaling
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

After a long dry spell of not reading romance books, I decided to give Flipping the Script a go and it captures everything I really love and enjoy in the genre. It’s also the first #romanceclass book I’ve read and will definitely not be the last. It’s like Elizabeth Gaskell’s North and South with significantly less drama, some teen angst, and a lot of fluff. It’s rather short and more of a novella in length so it’s a pretty qui
Bon | Reads in Heels
Feb 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Full review here
Santelmo Pictures is the fictional film studio where seventeen-year-old Miri dela Merced spends her summer as an intern, along with four other senior high students I’ll be dubbing collectively as The Army. Miri’s love for movies has partly to do with her late lolo, a former movie director. However, before her lolo even reached the height of his career, he had a falling-out in the 90s with the matriarch of Santelmo over pito-pito films. Now, we see this family feud element in o
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