original post at One More PageI used to believe that writing short stories was easier than writing a novel, mainly because of its length I mean, short stories are just short You don t need to put in so many characters, you don t need to have complex plot lines, or chapters But as I wrote, I realized that a short story is equally hard In a novel, I can afford to ramble, I can afford to insert as many characters as I want, put in all kinds of random devices just to make something happen in the story In a short story, I am limited because it s supposed to be short, and a short story has to pack as much punch as a novel Somehow, the characters have to be memorable, the plot tighter and the ending memorable, despite its length.
It s been a while since I indulged myself in a good short story, so it was just This book was easy to relate to because was made by a Filipino author about Patriciang Payatot growing up through a woman s perspective Some stories may be pure fictional but it was close to reality that made me think that the stories were true I like how I can relate to the paper dolls and wanting to have friends and others It was a good read, I was not bored and this was the first book I finished reading inside a store which was Powerbooks
What is unique about this anthology is that the short stories are cohesive and blends well with each other like a novel to form a complete character of Patriciang Payatot, the kid heroine narrating her anecdotes from Grade 2 to senior high school I instantly liked Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo s simple writing style, thru the quiet voice of a mature girl narrating with an honest childlike recollection It is easy for me to identify myself with the introverted Patriciang Payatot Her anecdotes were mostly about growing up in the early 60s in Manila in a middle class family and attending a Catholic school run by nuns The first stories were about the awkward stage of being a wallflower in elementary, of wanting to be accepted by the cool kids, the feeling of disappointment on your first infatuations, and the forming of friendships stratificatio Ebook, Catch a Falling Star Author Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo This Is Very Good And Becomes The Main Topic To Read, The Readers Are Very Takjup And Always Take Inspiration From The Contents Of The Book Catch a Falling Star, Essay By Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo Is Now On Our Website And You Can Download It By Register What Are You Waiting For Please read And Make A Refission For [ read Online Catch a Falling Star Ë growth-mindset PDF ] by Cristina Pantoja-Hidalgo Ë You
I feel a strong sense of melancholy partly because it makes me think of how easy it was back when I was still a kid and also because I see myself in Patricia in so many ways I read this in fourth grade, I loved it.
especially the story about the magic glasses and piko Reading it again makes me remember my grade school days.
↠´ Catch a Falling Star ☆ I read this during my college years while waiting for my next class This book was my escape from Plato, Thucydides, Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche and so on I vaguely remember any of my class lectures, but I do remember how good this book was It relieved me off my stress.
Awww, this book is so good, I am happy I turned out to love it I was terribly afraid that I might not like this because the previous book I read and finished Kids These Days , I didn t like at all, and the other book I started but not yet finished Salingkit , I also didn t like which was why I put it down for a while So, thank God I liked this one.
I think the primary thing that I loved about this is the use of nostalgic tone Usually, when a book employs a nostalgic tone, it becomes too melodramatic, and it kind of spoils the enjoyment But this book uses just a considerable amount of nostalgia without being too overwhelming It s also interesting that even though this follows the same main character all throughout and it follows her life starting when she was a second grade student up until she was about to graduate high school this book is not a novel Th I first read The Woman in the Apple green Dress when I was in college, which was years ago, but I still can t forget how that story made me feel It s like I was there in the reception with the characters in the story, and I was haunted by what I read Now, reading it after How I Spent My Summer Vacation, the story becomes even haunting I know that the only connection between the two stories is Patricia, but the progression from one story to another is so natural It s as if Tristan s feelings in How I Spent My Summer Vacation took a human form and became the eponymous woman in the apple green dress Reading these two stories back to back is such a good way to end the many months that I spent reading this collection I had to read this book slowly because of work related issues My favorite part of the anthology is the part of The Woman in the Apple Green dress this really marks the end of the main character s innocence as it had the coming of age motif, it symbolized the fear of the unknown and the resignation to fate and moving on as a mature and stronger individual