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Angel de la Luna and the 5th Glorious Mystery By M. Evelina Galang,

  • Title: Angel de la Luna and the 5th Glorious Mystery
  • Author: M. Evelina Galang
  • ISBN: 9781566893336
  • Page: 294
  • Format: Paperback
  • Angel de la Luna is a beautifully told, and at times, heartbreaking coming of age and coming to America story Evelina Galang is a masterful storyteller and through her brilliant voice and craft, Angel and her family become ours too Edwidge DanticatAngel has just lost her father, and her mother s grief means she might as well be gone too She s got a sister and a grandm Angel de la Luna is a beautifully told, and at times, heartbreaking coming of age and coming to America story Evelina Galang is a masterful storyteller and through her brilliant voice and craft, Angel and her family become ours too Edwidge DanticatAngel has just lost her father, and her mother s grief means she might as well be gone too She s got a sister and a grandmother to look out for, and a burgeoning consciousness of the unfairness in the world in her family, her community, and her country.Set against the backdrop of the second Philippine People Power Revolution in 2001, the contemporary struggles of surviving Filipina Comfort Women of WWII, and a cold winter s season in the city of Chicago is the story of a daughter coming of age, coming to forgiveness, and learning to move past the chaos of grief to survive.M Evelina Galang is the author of Her Wild American Self and the novel One Tribe She has edited the anthology Screaming Monkeys Critiques of Asian American Images She is currently writing Lolas House Women Living with War, stories of surviving Filipina WWII Comfort Women, and is at work on a new novel Galang teaches in and directs the creative writing program at the University of Miami, is core faculty for VONA Voices Voices of Our Nation Arts Foundation, and has been named one of the one hundred most influential Filipinas in the United States by Filipina Women s Network.
    Angel de la Luna and the th Glorious Mystery Angel de la Luna is a beautifully told and at times heartbreaking coming of age and coming to America story Evelina Galang is a masterful storyteller and through her brilliant voice and craft Angel

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    1. Whoa Exactly what I needed to read at this point in my life.Evelina tells stories that need to be heard Stories of the unimaginable horrors Filipina comfort women endured during WWII Stories of the passion behind the second Philippine People Power Revolution about anger at injustice Stories about the devastation and grief from losing a family member too soon Evelina weaves all of this together into a teenager s coming to America story.Throughout, you can feel Angel s yearning to have a close rel [...]

    2. This is an absolutely beautiful and amazing book I loved every page and every part of the story This was a great book to read, especially right now, with the current state of the politics It was so empowering to read about a young girl growing up during a time of protest in the Philippines The passages about her and her family protesting against the government were so beautifully written I could feel what the characters are feeling I could feel the power of their words and their resistance to th [...]

    3. Angel de la Luna and the 5th Glorious Mystery is a wandering and beautiful coming of age tale The story opens with Angel de la Luna s father passing away She comes to terms with this tremendous loss differently than her family members especially her mother which sets up one of the main conflicts of the book Angel and her mother grappling toward understanding Galang writes beautifully about a young woman being involved in women led activism in the Philippines and the strong connection between the [...]

    4. Kinda good, kinda depressing I became annoyed with not understanding the Tagalog dialect, but gradually picked it up.

    5. The year is 2000 Fourteen year old Angel de la Luna loves her family She tells the story of how she looks forward to the day when they have enough money to leave Manila and go to America in search of a better life Unfortunately, Papang, Angel s father, has been missing for two weeks In their search for him, Angel and her family discover that he is dead The happiness Angel once had is replaced by anger towards God Because of depression, Inay, her mother, feels powerless to be the source of streng [...]

    6. Review copy purchasedWithin just a few pages I suspected that this was a book that would challenge me and make me work make me think Prior to reading this book I had very little knowledge about the history of the Philippines and the novel covers a lot of historical territory The bigger issue initially though was language The majority of the text is in English, but Galang s characters code switch between English and Tagalog and there are no italics to be found Yes, the meaning was often clear thr [...]

    7. M Evelina Galang s deft prose came to me like the smell of storm Her prose is fluid, lush, like swaying banyan trees and the unmoving sea, but it was the voices Galang crafted that stayed with me The women of this book were full of life and singsong there was anger, bitterness, and love which made the narrative alive in the midst of trauma ANGEL DE LA LUNA THE 5TH GLORIOUS MYSTERY is the story of a young dalaga, a woman on the brink of an awakening, tethered between her country s demands for equ [...]

    8. I m giving this a full five stars because I believe we need stories like this, with dialogue flitting in and out of Tagalog beautifully.Angel de la Luna and the 5th Glorious Mystery is a novel told in the first person about a young Filipina named Angel and how she struggles with losing a father, being a part of a revolution, and supporting her family as they pursue the American dream Angel s main conflict is internal and with her mother There are times when Angel, as the main character, is extr [...]

    9. Galang had better works than this, but that being said, Angel s journey is a very compelling one I like how this book is marketed as YA lit, because far too often we don t hear the voices of the youth that aren t white On top of that, Angel doesn t focus her life on having a boyfriend, despite a love interest I just felt it a bit jumbled at times, and in the beginning, I was interested in her political activism than her personal life Only in the second half, when Angel is in Chicago, do we get [...]

    10. Sometimes the plot seems to get lost in the gorgeous language Sometimes the language seems a little TOO gorgeous Still, this is a lovely YA book I liked reading a story about a girl who comes from an activist family finds ways to continue the tradition of resistance.

    11. Wonderful story with fascinating insight into Filipino and Filipino American culture Richly textured with languages, poetic rhythms and vivid imagery.

    12. YA, Good multicultural novel Immigrants, Realistic Fiction, Filipino Americans, human rights, Tagalog, Galang, Philippines

    13. I reviewed this over at Rich in Color richincolor 2014 06 review I want to give it 4.5 stars, but that s not a choice.

    14. This book grew on me as Angel s anger evolves within her and manifests itself in external ways I also loved that a lot of the dialogue is in Tagalog without really being explained.

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