After learning that his cousin Jun (his best friend and penpal) has died, Jay Reguero heads back to visit his extended family in the Philippines to find out more about his cousin’s life and what happened to cause his death. This book is amazing. I didn’t really know much about it when I started reading it, it was kind of a spur of the moment pick. However, I’m so glad I did! This book is not afraid to address some very serious and difficult subjects and was able to handle it well. I also loved hearing more about Filipino culture with Jay as he learns and reconnects with his family and Filipino culture. I wasn’t overly fond of the romance, but it wasn’t that big of a deal, and ultimately didn’t affect my enjoyment of this book.
Thanks to Bookishfirst for providing me with a copy to review!