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Sup? by Maria L. M. Fres Felix

About the Book Thirteen-year-old Ram's world is like that of most upper middle-class girls her age--school, barkada, crushes on band members, computers, malling, texting. One day a family crisis makes it look like this comfortable world will cave in. Ram keeps her problem to herself, thinking the situation will alienate her friends if she lets on. But as she opens her heart to the people dearest to her, she discovers simple pleasures and comes to value family and friends even more. In Sup? we get not only an intimate view of an urban teen-ager's concerns but also a picture of a young person's capacity to embrace life with intelligence, humor, and empathy.

About the Author Maria L. M. Fres Felix's short stories have appeared in the Philippines Free Press, Philippine Graphic, Mirror, and Bannawag. She has also written a children's story for the Junior Inquirer. She has won three Palanca awards for her fiction, and a Free Press Literary Award for essay. Formerly connected with the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Ms. Felix has a master's degree in development economics from Williams College, Massachusetts. She lives in Quezon City with her husband Christopher, daughter Kathleen Marie, and Labrador retriever Enzo. Sup? is her first novella.

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