Friday, February 28, 2014
I may have been thrown off by the illustrations, which were all in a muted brown. At times, it made it difficult to distinguish time shifts and between characters. I also think that a lack of color was a poor choice for the setting, which could have been so beautiful.
My favorite part was learning a little more about Filipino culture, including some folktales and vocabulary. I wish there was more of it and more story in general, but Lola cuts off abruptly, with an ambiguous, and in my opinion, unlikable ending.
On the plus side, it only took me twenty minutes to read, but I won't be recommending it to anyone.