Just for the Record by Six de los Reyes
Publication Date: April 3, 2016
Just for the record, the heat can get to even the most calculated of minds.
Let it be stated that Rhys loves Ryan forever and ever. But certain needs are not being met, leaving her frustrated and asking for too much than the conservative and almost-rock star, Ryan, is willing to give. Uncooperative (or cooperative, depending on your point of view) weather provides her an opportunity to ask not what she can do for her friends, but what a friend can do for her.
Isaiah likes to say that the best thing about Rhys is that he can stand in her breathing space and feel nothing. Something of a breather when dancing with Lia short circuits his entire operating system. But all his beliefs are challenged when Rhys chances upon him in a steamy practice room in the middle of a heat wave.
Note: This book review is (mostly) written in Filipino.
Just for the Record is not the kilig-kilig story.
Yung kilig feels sana manggagaling kay Ryan. Kasi ang ganda ng mga sinasabi niya – yung dreamy kind, yung forever kind – pero naging “panira” siya sa Rhysaiah (?) shippers. (*slowly raises right hand*)
Conflicting feelings na nga, may pabebe pa sa tabi na nagpapalala ng sitwasyon. Finally nakilala ko na si Nico. Akala ko siya ang bida, kasi kapag Just for the Record, Nico agad ang naririnig ko. Ayun pala bida-bida lang.
Hindi kasi para sa lahat ang Just for the Record. Only certain people would be hit by the arrow of feels from this book. ‘Pag tinamaan ka naman, sorry bes, pero capital F for Feelings.
I found myself bouncing from frustration to amusement to rage to kilig to sadness and then back again.
–Liana Smith Bautista, Goodreads
O, ‘di ba? Pakiramdam ko nga yung feelsies stickers nung #FeelsFest, pwedeng magamit lahat sa Just for the Record kapag tinamaan ka ng capital F for Feelings.
May kanya-kanyang issue kasi ang mga tao rito. Magulo sila.
The mess is the heart of it. Some happy endings make straightforward sense. Others, not quite. And that’s what makes this all the more interesting. Well-written and evocative, Six managed to make a mess out of me. And I didn’t mind one bit.
Marami akong tanong na mahirap ipaliwanag, kaya matiyaga akong maghihintay sa “prequel” sa pag-asang maging malinaw ang mga malabo.
Kahit nakakainis si Nico, nakakaintriga rin siya. Hindi siya basta-basta kasi kahit hindi niya libro, bida-bida siya. May something.
Just for the Record: Ito yung teleserye na hindi mo sinusubaybayan gabi-gabi pero ‘pag napanood mo naman yung isang episode, kung maka-react ka, wagas. Kasi affected ka pala.
Nag-aabang lang ako, Ate Six. Gusto ko pa silang makilala. 🙂
Final Rating: 3.5/5