"Hey Rainne, took a lot longer for me to finish reading, sorry about that. Loved it, loved the humor, loved tito Boy ... I thought the ________ would never happen! I was feeling bummed out already. Bitin!"
- Jenny, Philippines, August 2, 2016 -
"I'm loving this story and recommend if you want something witty & refreshing! I'm almost finished with the book, but don't want it to end! Enjoy!"
- Rose Flores, Amazon, August 23, 2016 -
"Good luck and congrats! Finally finished reading the book and fell in love with James and Janelle. It's a story that we all can relate to, from adjustments and challenges to heartache, friendships and love. Thank you for a wonderful story."
- Maya, California, October 7, 2016 -
"Just wanted to let you know that I finished reading your book Saturday afternoon. I loved it! Couldn't put it down! It made me laugh and cry! It made me think about what my parents gave up to come to the States. I hope you get to write a sequel ... Thank you again for sharing your talent and love for writing with us! We are all "Fobolous" in some way."
- Jeanne, Texas, October 10, 2016 -
"The book is captivating I can't put it down. I read the entire book in one day! It is excellently written with great detail and background information! Bravo Rainne Mendoza (on your) first book! I can't wait for your next book!"
- Mindy, Texas, November 12, 2016 -
"I read this book more than 5 times and I am completely in love with it. Being strong means leaping on an adventure even if you don't know where it will take you. Thank you ms. @rainnemendoza for this amazing book ..."
- @kiannesans, Instagram, December 24, 2016 -
"I finally bought your book without intention of reading it. It was for my two daughters, I've had books I couldn't finish reading. It took me even months to get back to (reading them) just to get it over with. I get sleepy after reading a chapter or two ... a good accomplishment to finish 3 or 4 in one sitting. Simply (put), I'm a bad reader! I received (your) book from Amazon on Tuesday. That thick, I knew I couldn't finish the book so I wouldn't dare start to read. At about midnight after work, when my head was begging to hit my pillow, I held the book from my night table. To satisfy my curiosity of what it was about, I read the Preface, Acknowledgment and the Prologue. Hmmm ... I didn't feel sleepy yet. So I continued reading ... riveted 'til my eyes were dry and strained (I have a problem with my eyes after 8 hours of work on the computer). I intermittently closed my eyes for lubrication. Bitin but I had to quit reading to rest my eyes. It was 3:00 am! I read half of the book! Did I do that? I rested my eyes ... but I wasn't sleepy yet! I finally finished last night after working late on the computer. I only intended to read maybe 2 chapters before I retired for the night. Boy, you're a good writer! You got me hooked on the story 'til I finished the last page. I couldn't quit though my strained eyes were begging to retire. At 68, I feel young at heart again. LOL. It's authentic! Beautifully described vividly everything like I was watching an HD movie. I felt like they were live events and I was a first-hand witness. I wouldn't miss to watch if it's made into a movie. If I may have a second word to describe the story, it's SERENDIPITOUS! It was clean and beautiful. Go girl! Write another novel. You're phenomenal. I'm your fan."
- Anonymous, Texas, January 21, 2017 -
"Her book was persuasive because at the end of each chapter, it would make the reader want to read more. Her book made me feel like I was there with or as Janelle. I would stay up at night reading it. I really enjoyed it."
- Emma, Texas, April 2, 2017 -
"Just a quick note to tell you how much I loved your book! I read it cover to cover on the way to NYC ... read it nonstop in 3 hours ... I read fast when I really like what I'm reading."
- Diana, Texas, May 21, 2017 -
"I can't put this book down! Great job Rainne!"
- Anna, California, August 18, 2017 -
"I read your book. It's inspiring. I wish I can write one too. Parang ako when I came here sa America. Hindi ko hinanap pero dumating."
- Armi, California, April 2018 -
"A Jewel! Such fun read, relatable to a point, and never a dull moment with all of the characters!"
- Rowena, Amazon, June 1, 2019