Wednesday, April 9, 2008

The Only Thing Between Us - Pamela Santos

Category: Book

Genre: Love


Author: Pamela Santos


Overview and Review of The Only Thing Between Us by Pamela Santos

image of the book: to follow

Finished reading: April 5, 2008.

This book actually started as a short story over at GirlTalk Forum where I used to frequent back in 2005 and I stumbled in Pam's short story. It's been making a scene over at Girl Talk and everyone's talking about "how kilig" and nice the story goes. So, almost everyone told Pamela Santos (including me) that we hope she makes it into a book. And now, the dream of Pamela Santos finally came true. It's published! And of course a few weeks after it was published (I have to order since SM Davao doesn't have the book yet) finally I have my very own copy.

This is a story of Bianca and Ryan who were childhood friends, and are often mistaken as boyfriend and girlfriend when they were in High School. They are the Best of Friends. But one day Ryan found Josephine and had her as his girlfriend and Bianca was even the bridge for the two of them to get together. Bianca wonders why she is jealous of Josephine and finds out she broke their golden rule: she is in love with Ryan.

A series of circumstances brings them away or back to each other's arms like meddling parents, friends, a golden rule, third-parties, a series of miscommunication, long distance or geographical differences, and a whole lot more. With everything that stands between them, the question is: "Would they finally end up together?"

If you've read a lot of novels and love stories that are pretty much Westernized and you like them, this would be different. It's a totally "pinoy" setting and everything about it screams "Pinay Pinay Pinay". Why? Because it sure shows a lot of things about being a Filipino, say for example: the meddling parents *we all know the reason for this and it's because they only want what is good for us* (so Pinoy di ba?), the reunions *with everybody in the clan present*, pasalubongs, the family outings during summer. A refreshing story to be "kilig" over at. Pamela sure knows where and when to capture a teenager's heart. It made me "kilig" a few times and if it weren't for all those books I've read I would've been "kilig" all the time. It has a unique ending and you would envy the friendship bond Bianca had with Ryan wishing you share the same thing with someone. This book makes you feel at home and warm at heart.

11 comments:

dyosa said...

hmmm, interesting. i'll look for this book in the bookstore. i just finished reading Cecelia Ahern's If You Could See Me Now. have you read that? :-)

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p!nkroma said...

i started reading this story when pam first posted this in GT and i'm glad her dream of publishing a book has finally come true. i wanted to get my copy of this but it seems its still not available in this city. i'd better try looking for one later 'coz i wanna know what happened to bianca and ryan's story.

ghee said...

very interesting!!sayang,wala dito,waaahhh!!

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