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Mga kwentong tayo mismo ang nagmimistulang manunulat. Mga sariling lovelife na nais nating magkaroon ng happy ending. Ang unang nobelang ito ni Marcelo Santos III ay tungkol sa limang taong nakikipagsapalaran sa mundo ng pag-ibig -- isang umaasang babalikan, isang naghahangad na mahalin, isang natatakot umibig muli, isang nagsus Lahat ng tao ay may kanya-kanyang love story.

Ang unang nobelang ito ni Marcelo Santos III ay tungkol sa limang taong nakikipagsapalaran sa mundo ng pag-ibig -- isang umaasang babalikan, isang naghahangad na mahalin, isang natatakot umibig muli, isang nagsusumikap na makalimot at isang nag-aasam ng maligayang pag-iibigan. Ang nobelang para sa mga taong iniwan at ipinagpalit, para sa mga taong naging panakip butas, para sa mga nangangarap na mahalin, para sa umaasang babalikan, para sa naghahangad ng happy ending at para sa mga Hopeless Romantic.

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I want to read this book. See all 16 questions about Para sa Hopeless Romantic…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Para sa Hopeless Romantic. Mar 07, K. Absolutely rated it liked it Shelves: first-novel , romance , tagalog , funny , pinoy.

I liked this book. Very fresh take on romance writing. It basically follows the same formula for this very commercial genre but the overall structure and the impact of this book are different. Not the usual tiring romance pocketbooks, both in Tagalog or English, that you will find flooding the local market. For me, these were the reasons why I liked this book better: 1 The writer is a young free-spirited fresh from college male.

When he started writing poems and short stories in high school they were mostly funny. The evidence of his creativity and some funny elements can seen in this book Para sa Hopeless Romantic Translation: For the Hopeless Romantic. An example of his creativity is the use of 5 characters 5 POV's telling their own love stories but the love stories are not independent from each other.

I know that this is not new even in local books but the sequence is something that I have not seen before: the frame real story is "inside" the unreal story. It is like the story that the writer is weaving precedes her. My only problem in this structure is that Santos should have tied up the unreal story at least by stating the writer character Maria would resume the storytelling after her own story ended.

Also, the fifth story seemed misplaced. It felt like an afterthought. But it is nevertheless cute because Jackie is the funniest character in this book. It felt like a gamble in Santos' case, like pushing his experiment further, and it worked just a bit for me.

In my humble opinion, this should not be compared to Ricky Lee's Para Kay B 2 stars because Lee's style is too melodramatic basically because of the tragedy and gay love. Also, Lee's book about 5 love stories are not interrelated and only 1 of the five stories ended happily. Reading Tagalog romance books always feels better than English romance books.

Tagalog feels much closer to a Filipino heart. Walang makakapantay sa pagbabasa ng Tagalog pagdating sa mga kuwento ng pag-ibig. The rhyme, cadence and beat of Tagalog words have the power to strike the chords of our emotions compare to the when I read English romance novels. However, most Tagalog romance writers have the tendency to go overboard by having too mushy statements that can be downright corny.

Santos was able to control myself by making his narrative bearable to male readers. Santos was able to effectively use his being young and male and he seemed to know that he could not compete with the many female romance authors around.

He needed to be different and cater his works for both male and female young readers. Do you notice how many romance books we have in our bookstores? And their publishers make sure that they come in the same size and format? Sometimes the only differences are the title, author's name and the picture of a man on the cover? Even the number of pages are usually the same. Then the number of pages would give you a warning that their authors have to compromise by making sure that their stories will not exceed the number of pages the publishers impose.

Here, you will not feel that Santos compromised his story because of the required number of pages. There is no hurried feeling that he cut short what he wanted to say especially with the surprised addition of Jackie's story in the final chapter. He sure is a new author to watch out for. View all 15 comments. Shelves: borrowed , Cross-posted at The Library Mistress Don't judge.

I'm a Marcelo Santos virgin. I think the storyline is quite okay. I just kind of hate it sometimes, because you can feel that the author is kind of trying to be funny, whilst attempting to state something profound. Channeling Bob Ong, eh? At some point, I think the author is actually aiming for a Ricky Lee. I just don't know. Maybe, it's just me. I won't say I didn't like it, over all, I think, Marcelo captures the heart of his audience and his stories are really targeted to his readers and this novel is his answer to the 'strike while the iron is hot' cliche.

My very close friend Boado would like this, love this book even. I just know it. Unfortunately and sadly, I don't belong to the teenage circle clamoring for this kind of storytelling anymore, let's just say, I already grew up and matured. Caveat, this doesn't mean, I'm calling Marcelo's fans young and immature. For an instance, I don't use very cute and colloquial student terms like: nakacivilian and magvandal anymore.

Here are some lines that sort of ticked me off : "Hindi ako nanonood ng telenovela, yung nanay ko at mga kapatid ko yun. No choice lang ako. I have nothing against people not watching telenovelas, albeit, I think it's kind of strange and poseurish not to watch even one, I actually am acquainted with someone who doesn't really pay much attention to these things, it's just that Okay, let's be honest, this line is kind of pretentious, there, I said it.

But, the truth is Grammarians, where art thou? At ang daming typos. Joke lang, di ako galit. View all 34 comments.


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Eh, wala, so sa libro ko lahat binubuhos I want to have a love life. The result of this unlikely success story is a tale only possible at this time when words are served on multiple platforms. In the process of writing, Santos has travelled from one form of media to another, exploring how his generation approaches romance, and becoming a symbol of what might be possible given all the options in a multi-media world. Santos III was born Oct. He started writing poems in Tagalog in high school on a lark, but got serious about writing in his third year.


It was distributed by Viva Films and Star Cinema and was released on May 13, , in select theaters across the Philippines. Becca Nadine Lustre thought that she had everything she could wish for in her life, until Nikko James Reid broke up with her. Everything in her life starts to fall apart. To recover, she started writing a story about Ryan Inigo Pascual , a boy who harbors a secret crush on his best friend Maria Julia Barretto.

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