My Fate According to the Butterfly by Gail D. Villanueva

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My Fate According to the Butterfly Book Cover My Fate According to the Butterfly
Gail D. Villanueva
Middle Grade, Contemporary
Scholastic Inc.
July 30, 2019
256 pages

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! 


I know it took me so long to post a book review about this beautiful book, but it is better late than never, and I don’t want to miss this opportunity to discuss why I ended up liking this book.

My Fate According to the Butterfly is one of my book wishlists before, and I promised myself that I need to have a copy of this book before I read it, and fortunately, I was able to purchase a copy and I immediately read it.. in one sitting. 😊

I can’t believe it myself that when I started reading it (before I sleep specifically), I finished it that night also. I became immersed in the story that I can’t put the book down.

My Fate According to the Butterfly was all about Sab unexpectedly seeing a giant black butterfly which led her to believe that she will die after seven days. Her father used to tell her that when you saw a black butterfly, it will bring either death or a stroke of bad luck. Because of that, Sab didn’t know what to do, she just wants to celebrate her 11th birthday with her “Ate” (Big Sister) and her Father. Sab’s beliefs and her journey will give us a lesson that will surely touch our hearts.

Before I spoil any of you, I will stop right there. Hehe.

I just want to say a BIG thank you to Ms. Gail D. Villanueva for making this story, and giving us all inspiration.

I don’t know how to express in words how I like this book. To be honest, I have this thinking that I want to share this book with my future children. 😊

Overall, I highly recommend this book to all the readers no matter what age you are. I’m sure that you will enjoy this book, same as what I felt during and after I finished it.

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