My Fate According to the Butterfly

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4.8
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240
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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 -- on her 11th birthday. With her time running out, all she wants is to celebrate her birthday with her entire family. But her sister, Ate Nadine, stopped speaking to their father one year ago, and Sab doesn't even know why.

If Sab's going to get Ate Nadine and their father to reconcile, she'll have to overcome her fears -- of her sister's anger, of leaving the bubble of her sheltered community, of her upcoming doom -- and figure out the cause of their rift.

So Sab and her best friend Pepper start spying on Nadine and digging into their family's past to determine why, exactly, Nadine won't speak to their father. But Sab's adventures across Manila reveal truths about her family more difficult -- and dangerous -- than she ever anticipated.

Was the Butterfly right? Perhaps Sab is doomed after all!
4.8
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Niña
October 12, 2019
I liked how it tackled superstitions and sensitive matters that can happen in a family. And how a child and a teenager can cope in their own ways. I wanted the children to read this and have more awareness of what can happen to some adults. Great book.
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Marc Villanueva
December 27, 2019
If you're Filipino, you can definitely relate to this book. Sab's best friend Pepper is such a delightful and fun character. Loved this book. A good read for kids.
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I loved the voices in this book, and the story has a great mix of mystery and adventure. I also was SO HUNGRY after reading about all the tasty foods Sab loves.

About the author

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. Her debut novel My Fate According to the Butterfly was named a Best Book of the Year by Kirkus Reviews.

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