Flipping The Script (Flicker # 2)
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
“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 ...more
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 ...more
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I loved that Pabs was ...more
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 ...more
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...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more