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Student Editions of Chick Lit/Contemporary/Romance/Young Adult Novels

Here’s a reading list for high school and college students who are required to read chick lit, contemporary, romance, or young adult novels. They come in PDF format, maximized for A4 printing, and they’re easy to download, read, and share. We’ve also included discussion guides that can be used by teachers, students, and book clubs. Each book can be purchased and downloaded instantly for P90 or $1.99.

Teachers: You can contact me (minavesguerra@gmail.com) or each author individually if you would like to request for copies for all your students and classes.

Students: Email me (minavesguerra@gmail.com) or the author of the book you want, if you would like a copy but don’t have a credit card or Paypal.

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INTERIM GODDESS OF LOVE is a retelling of the Maria Makiling myth for a young adult audience. It also includes fragments of other Filipino folk tales, but is set in a modern college environment. It invites young readers to learn more about our older stories, legends, and myths, while at the same time opens the discussion of how we create new stories, new legends, new myths.

Purchase the student edition now [requires credit card or Paypal]. If you don’t have a credit card or Paypal, email minavesguerra@gmail.com to ask about free copies, group orders, and other payment options.


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Well Played is a localized and modernized version of Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice. Considered one of the masterpieces of English literature, Pride & Prejudice is a comedy of manners, an early feminist novel and a keenly observed slice of life from the Regency period in England. It is also an enjoyable, romantic read. By retelling this story with Filipino characters and in a Filipino university setting, Well Played brings the classic novel into an accessible, contemporary space for younger readers. Well Played reinforces the universality of Austen’s characters and themes: the vagaries of courtship, social events as refined mating rituals, the reliability of first impressions and the delicacy of developing love – themes that concerned Jane Austen in the 1700s and are still relevant to readers today. It demonstrates that great stories are, at heart, universal, understandable, approachable and above all, timeless.

Purchase the student edition now [requires credit card or Paypal]. If you don’t have a credit card or Paypal, email kratienza@aol.com to ask about free copies, group orders, and other payment options.


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From the author: Reading this story (in a high school setting) would be a good way to introduce the students to read Shakespeare. It’s a starting point for them to start to find familiar ground in Shakespeare’s writings, by comparing them to a story with modern elements and the ‘kilig’ factor that they can easily relate to. For university students, it’s an interpretation of a well-known text. If they’re familiar with the way Shakespeare writes, they can see it in a modern context and discuss if this works or not. This novella was written because of my love for the playfulness and wit of Shakespeare’s writing, I’m not shy about calling it an adaptation. Hopefully reading it will let the student be more open to exploring other his other plays and find out why people are still reading it, and writing about it. This is where my list of suggested viewing may help too.

Purchase the student edition now [requires credit card or Paypal]. If you don’t have a credit card or Paypal, email ck.deguzman@gmail.com to ask about free copies, group orders, and other payment options.

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Mina V. Esguerra writes contemporary romance, young adult, and new adult novellas. Through her blog Publishing in Pajamas (minavesguerra.com), she documents her experiments in publishing.
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