When it comes to YA contemporary, I usually am easy to please because I love a good coming-of-age story, but for me to fall completely in love with one, there are a few must-haves. A sincere cast of characters, good sense of family or friends present, and a story that will have me staying up way past my bed time. Flipping the Script had all of this and more!
Flipping the Script (Flicker #2) by Danice Mae P. Sison
Mira dela Merced’s film director grandfather and Pabs Paglinauan’s studio head grandmother had a huge falling out that ended Lolo Ikong’s career.
At seventeen, Miri finds herself in the same summer film internship program as the down-to-earth film studio heir Pabs, whom she’s decided to automatically write off, just because of his lineage.
As Miri gets a crash course in her expectations vs. the reality of what’s it like to work on a real movie, her true feelings for Pabs become harder and harder to ignore. In between attending outdoor screenings of classic Pinoy movies and battling monster production assistants together, can flipping the script on a decades-old grudge be only a few sequences away?
Miri wants nothing more than to follow in her Lolo’s footsteps and become a director herself. Her hopes and dreams capture you in the very first chapter. You’ll want to read until she truly reaches all of her goals! Miri is such a fun character. I admired her for being such a go-getter.
“As far as family grudges go, there’s nothing like a romance between members of the rivaling families to bring peace to the valley.”
Flipping the Script has one of the BEST “meet-cute” moments I have yet to read. It was PERFECT for both Miri and Pabs. When we are formally introduced to Pabs, I instantly fell in love. He’s the sweetest cinnamon roll ever and MUST be protected at all costs!
They are both in the same summer film internship and are drawn to one another right away. Other characters are brought into the story at the same time as well. The other students participating in the same program are just as fun as Miri and Pabs. All of them quickly form an unbreakable bond and I LOVED their friendship! I’m such a sucker for strong friendship representation in YA stories.
“It just feels like I’ve hit some kind of wall where all I do is push and push and push but I don’t get anything back except a piece of paper that says I was on set at the end of the day. And that’s supposed to validate my summer?”
During the internship, Miri begins unfolding parts of her family’s past and Pabs’s family as well. We learn how the decades-old grudge began and they both will question if it’s time to let bygones be bygones. I have to say that I enjoyed how well all of this was rooted into the story. Plus, the film aspect of the plot was the perfect addition to this book, too!
“I wanted it to be a surprise. For you.”
Overall, I truly enjoyed Flipping the Script! It’s a story about how finding the truth in your past will help set you on the right road to your future. This book is fun with great characters, and of course, what would a #romanceclass book be without a fantastic romance? I highly recommend this one, friends.