Last year, I did a Mina V. Esguerra marathon but I wasn’t able to complete it because I was missing one book. I really enjoyed every book and the butterflies in my stomach. So before I start to talk endlessly again about Dante or Tonio, let me now start to talk about Mina’s Love Your Frenemies.
If you already read about Mina’s first book, My Imaginary Ex, I don’t think you’ll ever forget that bitch named Kimmy. Yep, she is the kind of girl that people hate and will hate but before I influence you my hate towards Kimmy (this was during the MIE book), Mina published a spin-off story about her and what happened after that disastrous event. Kimmy went out of the country for a year to move on and rethink her life. She came back home just in time for her best friend’s wedding. She went back with a mindset that she’s changed and she wants to start life all over again by removing some important people in her life one by one. I felt the dread that she really has to face the old life she left behind in order to do the change. Is it really what she wanted?
I really like this book because one thing it made me realize: FRIENDS ARE IMPORTANT. No matter how shitty you feel or how miserable things ended up and you want to be just alone, you can’t just really chuck your friends. Just like Chesca in the book, no matter how hard-headed and inconsiderate Kimmy can be, she’s still there for Kimmy (I still go “awwwww” (+ teary puppy eyes) after all she have done for Kimmy!) Even if you don’t feel them that they are there, they are there for you. It won’t hurt if you catch up with them after a long time. I realized that I must catch up with my friends that I haven’t seen or talked to after a long time! It’s quite refreshing and a really good start for 2013 :)
I got hooked with this book even if I was a total lazy-ass during the holidays (book read: 1; food: 1000) and it’s really good. By the way, if you read a Mina V Esguerra book, there’s always something to watch out: THE LEADING MEN. So in this book, say HI MANOLO. I really love Manolo so you have to read why! (CAN ALSO SAY HOW KIMMY IS SO LUCKY TO HAVE HER FRIENDS AND MANOLO? REALLY)
BY THE WAY, I forgot that it was my BOOK BLOG’s BIRTHDAY last January 6. So yay, HAPPY 4th BLOGGY BIRTHDAY! Just in time, Mina released her books new covers to be published by Summit Media (Fairy Tale Fail and Love Your Frenemies) so I’m giving away one (1) copy of this beautiful book with a beautiful cover (and look at the Filipino Readers’ Choice seal) Fairy Tale Fail by Mina V. Esguerra!
1. The contest is open to everyone in with a local mailing address in the Philippines.
2. To join, just comment on this blog post why you want to read Mina’s books :)
3. Entries will be accepted until Sunday, January 13, 2013 12 midnight, Manila time
4. Optional (but +1 point) Tweet me (@triciuhhh) and Mina (@minavesguerra) with your answers with a hashtag of #FairyTaleFail.
5. Will e-mail the winner by Monday (January 14).
Update: I used Random.org to pick the winner since all the answers are so sweet, it’s so hard to choose only one. So the winner is… IsabelleNadine! Congratulations!