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My Fate According to the Butterfly

By Amanda Nojadera, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Emotional tale of family, forgiveness, and drug addiction.

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This suspenseful and emotional tale thoughtfully tackles tough topics including the Philippines' drug war, addiction, and recovery, while emphasizing the power of family, friendship, and forgiveness. There aren't many books that describe the drug war and its aftermath from a kid's perspective, but My Fate According to the Butterfly does an excellent job of explaining these issues in a kid-friendly way. Sab shares a poignant moment with her mom, who explains how addiction is a disease while reassuring her that a family member's relapse wasn't her fault.

Readers will love Sab and Pepper's supportive friendship as well as Nadine's passion and commitment to social justice issues. The heartwarming conclusion shows Sab taking her fate into her own hands while highlighting the importance of communication, courage, and compassion.

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