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  1. says:

    My best friends got me an ARC of this and I love them than I have words to express Thank you so much Madalyn Chels

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    I received an ARC of this book for free from the publisher as part of a blog tour Since I received an ARC my uotes from the book are tentative I just want to preface this review by saying this was one of my most anticipated reads of the year Li

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    This felt like a familiar tale in the beginning Someone close to the main character dies and the main character is angry and seeks justice Except in this case the tragedy happens in the Philippines far away from the protago

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    Hey here's another one I wrote

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    Brilliant honest and eual parts heart breaking and soul healing I’ll give this astounding book to all the teens and adults in my life I suspect you will too I’d give it 50 stars if I could

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    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || || PinterestI side eyed this book a little when it got placed into my hands because on the back it's compared to THE HATE U GIVE Given the popularity of THE HATE U GIVE I can see why publishers and publicists are going to be eager to draw such comparisons but it feels like a mistake to compare every book

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    This is a YA novel with a powerful message spanning across several thematic thresholds What is the truth worth?

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    I really liked this young adult novel about grief growing up and going to explore your cultural roots In Patron Saints of Nothing we follow Jay Reguero a college senior who feels ready to coast for the rest of his spring semester before heading to University of Michigan in the fall Jay gets shaken up though when he learns

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    This book swept me in and took me away I didn’t know what I was getting into when I started this book but I came out of it emotional informed and deeply moved I’m going to tell you why in this reviewI like to

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    TOTAL READING TIME 4 hours 33 minutesAs I said in my original review this isn't the first YA book published by a major company I've read that was written by a Filipino author with Filipino leads This is actually the third book the first one being Something in Between by Melissa de la Cruz and the second one being The Gil

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Ng to the University of Michigan in the fall But when he discovers that his Filipino cousin Jun was murdered as part of President Duterte's war on drugs and no one in the family wants to talk about what happened Jay travels to the. Instagram Twitter Facebook PinterestI side eyed this book a little when it got placed into my hands because on the back it s compared to THE HATE U GIVE Given the popularity of THE HATE U GIVE I can see why publishers and publicists are going to be eager to draw such comparisons but it feels like a mistake to compare every book about serious issues being faced by people of color to THE HATE U GIVE THUG was a powerful book let s not trivialize it with false comparisonsJust my two centsThat one ualm aside PATRON SAINTS OF NOTHING was kind of amazing I didn t have any expectations going in which is probably the best way to enter this book It s about a boy named Jay who is half Filipino and half white He s a pretty typical boy he s not popular he plays a lot of video games he doesn t know what he wants to be when he grows up All that is shattered however when he finds out that his cousin was just killed in the Philippines as a result of Duterte s War on DrugsFrustrated with his family s reticence on the subject and the utter lack of information online Jay elects to spend his Easter vacation in the Philippines living with his extended family as he tries to gather clues on why his cousin died Jay runs into wall after wall until he gets help from an unlikely source but as he learns about his cousin Jun and what he did after he ran away from home Jay starts to realize that people can be uite a bit different from how you remember them in your mindThere are so many things that this book does really well It s not afraid to tackle difficult subjects for one PATRON SAINTS OF NOTHING brings up colorism American Imperialism drugs ethnocentrism loss grief privilege and so much Privilege plays an especially strong role for example even though Jay is uick to recognize privilege when it s at his own expense he learns that he has privilege of his own both as a light skinned man of color and also as a man that people of color with darker skin and women especially women of color do not have Racism and sexism exist on a spectrum with some people getting the shortest end of the shortest stick so it was really great to see Ribay unpack those nuances in a way that kids could understand easilyI also thought the war on drugs was discussed in a really great way I knew about Duterte s authoritarian war on crime but not to what extent It was really awful to read about and to see the wealth disparity between the slums in Manila versus the ostentatious displays of wealth by the government and the upper class It s easy to fall into the same trap Jay and later his white friend Seth did I think and marvel in pearl clutching awe and think to yourself Wow things are so bad here people are so poor But that s a mistake a huge mistake because if you look hard enough you can find examples of privilege and injustice in any society Black people in the US face incredible injustice from the police and people demonize Black Lives Matter and the victims of police violence using the same logical fallacies that people in the Philippines use to excuse the drug users and sellers who are gunned down or jailed by the police Why Because it s easier to imagine that the recipient of violence and injustice deserved it than the alternative that we re facilitating a grave injusticeThis is a really important book and really touching At several points I laughed At other points I cried Ribay talks about the goods and bads of Filipino culture working in everything from food to family and from colonialism to Catholicism I hope PATRON SAINTS OF NOTHING becomes a raging success because so many global issues get lost in the face of domestic issues and understanding that privilege and the importance of truth seeking and empathy are important educational tools that help make kids into thoughtful and compassionate adultsPS This was an ARC so my copy and reading experience might differ from yours Obviously that didn t bias me since I m the ueen of telling it like it is even if nobody wants to hear it 45 stars Blackmailed By Daddy result of Duterte s War on DrugsFrustrated with his family s उरलं सुरलं [Urla Surla] reticence on the subject and the utter lack of information online Jay elects to spend his Easter vacation in the Philippines living with his extended family as he tries to gather clues on why his cousin died Jay Cock Tales runs into wall after wall until he gets help from an unlikely source but as he learns about his cousin Jun and what he did after he Son of the Hero ran away from home Jay starts to The Alien Jigsaw realize that people can be uite a bit different from how you Towards a Comprehensive Theory of Human Learning remember them in your mindThere are so many things that this book does The Illusion of Gods Presence really well It s not afraid to tackle difficult subjects for one PATRON SAINTS OF NOTHING brings up colorism American Imperialism drugs ethnocentrism loss grief privilege and so much Privilege plays an especially strong Folk Tales From The Soviet Union role for example even though Jay is uick to Not The Hot Chick recognize privilege when it s at his own expense he learns that he has privilege of his own both as a light skinned man of color and also as a man that people of color with darker skin and women especially women of color do not have Racism and sexism exist on a spectrum with some people getting the shortest end of the shortest stick so it was Pegged and Plugged at the Club really great to see Ribay unpack those nuances in a way that kids could understand easilyI also thought the war on drugs was discussed in a Tunnel Through Time really great way I knew about Duterte s authoritarian war on crime but not to what extent It was Game of Bimbofication, Part 3 really awful to Game of Bimbofication, Part 2 read about and to see the wealth disparity between the slums in Manila versus the ostentatious displays of wealth by the government and the upper class It s easy to fall into the same trap Jay and later his white friend Seth did I think and marvel in pearl clutching awe and think to yourself Wow things are so bad here people are so poor But that s a mistake a huge mistake because if you look hard enough you can find examples of privilege and injustice in any society Black people in the US face incredible injustice from the police and people demonize Black Lives Matter and the victims of police violence using the same logical fallacies that people in the Philippines use to excuse the drug users and sellers who are gunned down or jailed by the police Why Because it s easier to imagine that the Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions, Vol. 1 of 5 recipient of violence and injustice deserved it than the alternative that we The Fatima Century re facilitating a grave injusticeThis is a Leah Starrs Revenge really important book and Pieces 8 (Pieces, really touching At several points I laughed At other points I cried Ribay talks about the goods and bads of Filipino culture working in everything from food to family and from colonialism to Catholicism I hope PATRON SAINTS OF NOTHING becomes a Time Flies and Other Short Plays raging success because so many global issues get lost in the face of domestic issues and understanding that privilege and the importance of truth seeking and empathy are important educational tools that help make kids into thoughtful and compassionate adultsPS This was an ARC so my copy and Fall (VIP Book 3) (English Edition) reading experience might differ from yours Obviously that didn t bias me since I m the ueen of telling it like it is even if nobody wants to hear it 45 stars

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Philippines to find out the real storyHoping to uncover about Jun and the events that led to his death Jay is forced to reckon with the many sides of his cousin before he can face the whole horrible truth and the part he played in. I really liked this young adult novel about grief growing up and going to explore your cultural roots In Patron Saints of Nothing we follow Jay Reguero a college senior who feels ready to coast for the rest of his spring semester before heading to University of Michigan in the fall Jay gets shaken up though when he learns that his cousin Jun who he was close to but had fallen out of touch with was murdered as part of President Duterte s war on drugs Instead of spending his spring break playing video games Jay decides to travel to the Philippines to figure out what actually happened to his cousin There he confronts hard truths both about his cousin and about his own complacency in the issues that contributed to his cousin s passingI enjoyed witnessing Jay s journey to connect with his Filipinx roots and Filipinx political issues Randy Ribay does a solid job of showing Jay s emotional progression throughout this process including his shame toward his own ignorance his guilt about how he fell out of touch with Jun and his eventual empowerment and efficacy when he reclaims of his Filipinx identity Though I cannot speak to the Filipinx experience as a second generation Vietnamese American born in the United States I have also felt the guilt of not being in touch enough with my Vietnamese heritage and the state of political affairs in Vietnam and I ve also felt the personal satisfaction that comes from reconnecting with that part of myself I appreciated how Ribay portrays some of the complexity of President Duterte s war on drugs as well as some of the issues that accompany non Filipinx individuals like white individuals or even Filipinx Americans weighing in on issues affecting the Philippines Ribay s prose flows well though I felt like it was missing the extra wow factor to nudge this novel to a five star rating I d recommend this book to anyone interested without a doubt though I m not sure how much I ll remember it in the long term aside from its compelling exploration of reclaiming your identity Still a solid young adult novel and one that I m glad has garnered a sizable audience Earthfall (Homecoming, real storyHoping to uncover about Jun and the events that led to his death Jay is forced to A Daddy for Christmas reckon with the many sides of his cousin before he can face the whole horrible truth and the part he played in. I Banned in Britain really liked this young adult novel about grief growing up and going to explore your cultural Hour of the Beast roots In Patron Saints of Nothing we follow Jay Reguero a college senior who feels Dictionary Of Dreams ready to coast for the The Love of a Latino rest of his spring semester before heading to University of Michigan in the fall Jay gets shaken up though when he learns that his cousin Jun who he was close to but had fallen out of touch with was murdered as part of President Duterte s war on drugs Instead of spending his spring break playing video games Jay decides to travel to the Philippines to figure out what actually happened to his cousin There he confronts hard truths both about his cousin and about his own complacency in the issues that contributed to his cousin s passingI enjoyed witnessing Jay s journey to connect with his Filipinx Other Days, Other Eyes roots and Filipinx political issues Randy Ribay does a solid job of showing Jay s emotional progression throughout this process including his shame toward his own ignorance his guilt about how he fell out of touch with Jun and his eventual empowerment and efficacy when he Deception Island reclaims of his Filipinx identity Though I cannot speak to the Filipinx experience as a second generation Vietnamese American born in the United States I have also felt the guilt of not being in touch enough with my Vietnamese heritage and the state of political affairs in Vietnam and I ve also felt the personal satisfaction that comes from The Family reconnecting with that part of myself I appreciated how Ribay portrays some of the complexity of President Duterte s war on drugs as well as some of the issues that accompany non Filipinx individuals like white individuals or even Filipinx Americans weighing in on issues affecting the Philippines Ribay s prose flows well though I felt like it was missing the extra wow factor to nudge this novel to a five star The First Partition of Poland rating I d The Hero of Varay recommend this book to anyone interested without a doubt though I m not sure how much I ll Palestrina and Other Plays remember it in the long term aside from its compelling exploration of Blackmailed By Daddy reclaiming your identity Still a solid young adult novel and one that I m glad has garnered a sizable audience

free download ï eBook or Kindle ePUB ¶ Randy Ribay

A coming of age story about grief guilt and the risks a Filipino American teenager takes to uncover the truth about his cousin's murderJay Reguero plans to spend the last semester of his senior year playing video games before headi. This felt like a familiar tale in the beginning Someone close to the main character dies and the main character is angry and seeks justice Except in this case the tragedy happens in the Philippines far away from the protagonist and Jay is reluctant to accept the events that lead to the death of his cousin so he travels to the Philippines in order to find out the truth his family is potentially hiding from himIt s a real page turner If you enjoy reading stories about change journeys family drama and mysterious circumstances you will enjoy it as much as I did If not Jay the protagonist is easy to relate to despite being flawed and a poor detective Luckily he makes friends and strengthens his links with some of his family members who are of great help to him I genuinely wanted to see him succeed in his search of the truth I especially enjoyed all that happened in between him finding out snippets of the truth How he reconnected with people he hadn t seen in a while how he learned about his culture and where he came from how he started to understand that life outside the USA can be uite different that every country has its own ruler with hisher own worldview and laws and how the truth can sometimes be very hard to obtain It s a gripping and ultimately satisfying story Blog Youtube Twitter Instagram Google Bloglovin Wild Man Creek (Virgin River, risks a Filipino American teenager takes to uncover the truth about his cousin's murderJay Reguero plans to spend the last semester of his senior year playing video games before headi. This felt like a familiar tale in the beginning Someone close to the main character dies and the main character is angry and seeks justice Except in this case the tragedy happens in the Philippines far away from the protagonist and Jay is The Non-Designer's Design Book (4th Edition) reluctant to accept the events that lead to the death of his cousin so he travels to the Philippines in order to find out the truth his family is potentially hiding from himIt s a Homewrecker real page turner If you enjoy Make your own model forts & castles reading stories about change journeys family drama and mysterious circumstances you will enjoy it as much as I did If not Jay the protagonist is easy to Tremors of Fury (The Days of Ash and Fury relate to despite being flawed and a poor detective Luckily he makes friends and strengthens his links with some of his family members who are of great help to him I genuinely wanted to see him succeed in his search of the truth I especially enjoyed all that happened in between him finding out snippets of the truth How he How Julian and Nigel Turned Each Other Gay (Inadvertently), or So They Both Claim reconnected with people he hadn t seen in a while how he learned about his culture and where he came from how he started to understand that life outside the USA can be uite different that every country has its own The Mage (Foxcraft, Book 3) ruler with hisher own worldview and laws and how the truth can sometimes be very hard to obtain It s a gripping and ultimately satisfying story Blog Youtube Twitter Instagram Google Bloglovin