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A Story within a Story for the Epilogue of Diary ng Panget

Finally! I have the complete 4 volumes of Diary ng Panget! And the epilogue for the story is a surprising story within a story twist.


diary ng panget 1 to 4


The author, Denny aka HaveYouSeenThisGirl made us fall in love and held our hopes high for a cliché Cinderella story with a perfect guy falling for an unlikely swan err… duckling. But all our hopes were dashed to pieces when it turned out to be the heroine, the supposedly real Reah “Eya” Rodriguez’s imaginative story based on real persons from her school including Cross Sandford and the rest of the crew whom she never really knew in real life except for her bestfriend Diandra whom she turned into her cousin at the latter part of the story.

She wrote the story as entries in her diary in the hope of making the boring posts more exciting. Incidentally, the diary was lost and fell into the hands of the real Cross who even mimicked several lines from the story’s introductory chapter. There begins a feud from their first ever meeting. So the epilogue ends with the real Eya wondering if her written story may soon come to life and her own humdrum life and plain self indeed becomes Cinderella in reality.

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The conflict between Cross and Eya during the first three books were enough interest. The introduction of Yvette and Diandra at the last book was somewhat unnecessary although they did add more color to the already colorful story.

Also, how Cross and Eya finally became an item was also somewhat forced. Their extended sort of courtship was in fact more exhilarating than them becoming an actual couple.

Nonetheless, I enjoyed the story from start to finish and was excited to collect all four books. I also look forward to the movie adaptation of Viva Films soon. 
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  1. I am also looking forward for the movie version. Hoping it'll be good.

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  2. Me too. Based on news or gossip articles about it though, it won't star popular love teams contrary to what most fans expect.

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  3. Hi! First of all, thanks for replying. Teehee. On my opinion, I'd also for the non-popular casting/love teams 'cause if the Viva staff will pursue those in demand stars like Kathniel ( I don't even like Daniel Padilla), I feel like they won't give justice to the characters. I watched Denny's interview by Viva under the Viva youtube acct. She even said she'd like to have an audition for those probably not-so-noticed stars who would love to assume the roles.

    Oh, btw, Happy New Year!! Have a blessed 2014 :)

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  4. Makes sense. Happy New Year as well!

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  5. OMGOMG,have you heard the latest news? The cast who'll be playing Cross and Eya are revealed. Thank Heavens it's not the KathNiel love team kasi nakakasawa na rin eh. They're famous enough. The leads will be: James Reid (the PBB guy, know him?) and Nadine Lustre (well I'm only 95% sure, base on the hints. A TV5 talent) :D They are so suitable on the roles. :D

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  6. They're both not familiar for me. I was expecting (like everyone else) for the KathNiel tandem too, hehe, with Enrique Gil and Julia Montes for Chad and Lory. :)

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  7. I've seen this before somewhere that KathNiel would not be an option for the portrayers of Cross and Eya. As for James and Nadine, physically, they are suitable for the roles. Haven't seen them act ever...but let's hope they will do good.
    Kasi, I hate to admit, nawawalan na ako ng tiwala sa Pinoy movies. You know what I mean here, diba?

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  8. Wag ka naman magtampo sa pinoy movies. Marami pa naman magandang movies na mapapanoood. :) Bakit hindi pwede ang KathNiel?

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  9. Hindi naman sa nagtatampo ako, pero kasi iilan lang talaga yung Pinoy movies na de-kalidad for me. I've heard nga yung movie na 'My Little Bossings', halos puro endorsement nga raw ng products ni Kris Aquino eh.
    well, about the KathNiel thing, I don't remember the exact reason pero it's somewhere in the lines of hindi pumayag yung manager nila. Sorry, di ko tlg maalala. hihi.

    Anywhoo, sana DNP's movie version will be as great as how the book made us felt. :p *fingers crossed*

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  10. I have to agree with you about some films. Iilan lang talaga yung may kalidad, mostly indie films pa, not mainstream.

    Sayang nmn KathNiel, I love G2B soap nila. Hehe. Corny. The movie version will be summarized I'm sure 'cause the book is a bit long.

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  11. That's so true. Sa Indie films mo pa mas madadama yung 'art' of making movies. Kasi yung mga mainstream (ang rude man pakinggan) pero basta for the sake na lang na kumita eh.

    Haha :)) hindi talaga ako fan ng KathNiel, pero I gotta admit Kathryn's pretty. Kay Daniel naman, nung una ko syang nakilala, gusto ko yung bad boy appeal nia, pero kasi...parang wlang energy masyado yung pag-acting niya. Nakukulangan ako. I dunno. Pinapanood ko din yung G2B pero not to the point na nakasubaybay ako. Na-cucurious lang ako pano babalik alaala ni Joaquin. lol.

    Yah, inaanticipate ko an ring may mga hindi masasama na scenes. Pero sana lang hnd mwawala yung major funny/kilig scenes nila. :p

    Anywhoo...san ka sa Philippines?and age? (If you chose not to answer, I'll respect that. Swear, hnd ako creeper ha? hahaha)

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  12. Maraming cute scenes nga. Tamang kilig lang. Wala masyadong uber. Funny how I still read books like these and watch G2B 'cause I'm already... :) Location? Up north.

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  13. Alam mo guess ko sa'yo, mga around 20 something ka. Hehe. Nako, it's okay na mahilig ka sa ganyang books...para may pang-recreation tayo esp in times of stress. Besides, these stories make us feel young noh. :)

    Onga pala TBYD..ang taray lang Star Cinema and Viva Films na ang gagawa <3 Feeling ko baka ma-MMFF pa yon eh. lol

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  14. Yeah I feel weird sometimes 'cause most readers of Wattpad borne books are high school students or even younger. O_o

    Also excited for the TBYD movie. Book 2 is also coming up on bookstores, although I read the web version a bit. Mas madali kasi basahin sa libro dahil edited, proofread (pero meron pa rin errors), and summarized na. :)

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  15. Haha! Parang Candy magazine kasi mostly ang Wattpad stories, mas patok sa mga Filipina teenagers and young at heart.

    OMG ang astiiiiiig talaga na kinuha ng Star Cinema ang TBYD <3 OMGOMG may chance na magka-intl screening sia. I'm living kasi in Canada. hihi.
    JOSEPH MARCO as TOP. <3 Tapos sabi nila si Jessy Mendiola daw as Sam. Pero ok din sa akin si Kim Chiu.

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  16. Ah asa Canada ka pala. So mostly, from Wattpad talaga nababasa mo unless my Phil. bookstores din dyan? Mukhang mas astig ata ang sa Star Cinema (casting wise) as well as marketing, promotion, & international screeening. :)

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  17. Ang cute ng name mo: puro "Ma" yung start ng first and last name. :P

    Oh yah, mas may tiwala ako sa Star Cinema. :D
    Btw, you've read She's Dating the Gangster? Confirmed na, ipproduce rin sya ng Star Cinema. And looks like the KathNiel's fan's prayers have been answered. *you get my point here* :))
    kaya ako nalulungkot ngayon. joke.haahaha

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  18. Hehe. Corny ng full name ko. I've also heard about She's Dating the Gangster to be adapted in film. Nabasa ko yung published version pero ayoko ng ending. Sad. :( Kahit pa maging KathNiel yan.

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  19. Hehe. I kinda like the name Marilyn, tho. Yah..namatay kasi si Athena tapos nagsuicide si Kenji. T__T

    onga pala, do you happen to have read thee book 'The Fault in our Stars'? :D

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  20. Yep. Ang sad ng ending so I made an alternate ending in my own imaginative mind. Hehe. My name? Thanks! The Fault in our Stars? Not yet.

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  21. Oh girl, you are missing you gotta read it. like now na. hahaha :)) I'm sure naririnig mong in a few months ipapalabas na ung movie adaptation, kaso ang tagal pa sa Philippines. August pa sa inyo! Dito kasi June.

    I highly recommend the book. Tho it'll unleash lots of feels, it's a very good book. :D

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  22. Sige, I'll go search the book and see if I can start reading on mobile. :) Thanks!

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  23. Oh? Yunba yun? John Green? Nakita ko na pala yan sa National Bookstore among the bestselling category. Cge, I may pick it up. :)

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  24. You've got more time pa to read. haha. :)) enjoy.

    P.S.prepare some tissues before reading. :p

    kainis nga di ako naiyak. hnd siguro lang tlg ako that emotional. but I got so sad sa story,yet it's a wonderful read :D balak ko nga pag summer na dito, Imma buy other John Green books...like yung 'An Abundance of Katherines' and "Looking for Alaska"

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  25. Hinanap ko yang The Fault in Our Stars pero wla na knina d2 sa NBS na malapit. So I picked up the special edition Sir Arthur Conan Doyle instead. :)

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  26. I hope one time makabili ka ng TFIOS book :D It'll melt your heart <3

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  27. I'll try sa ibang NBS branch nearby or sa ibang bookstore. :)

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  28. Hello Marilyn (uhmm..is it ok to address you with this name? hehe)

    Narinig mo na ba yung about sa movie na "ABNKKBSNPLAko'? Well, since Viva films ang gumawa nun..same sa magpproduce ng DNP,...I was hoping na sana yung former mentioned movie ay maganda..para xmpre magkatiwala ako sa Viva about making DNP. Guess what, Abnkkbsnplako got an A from the Cinema Evaluation Board..lol. I guess, there's a chance they'd nail DNP, too. :)

    La lang, just wanna share with u :D

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  29. Yup. I saw the movie poster (says it's based on a book) & it's currently showing. Comedy di ba? I haven't seen it though.

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  30. Yup it's comedy. I asked someone who tweeted na he’s watched the movie, kasi nagkaroon siya ng screening sa UP campus. He said maganda daw and funny. I’ve read the book, too and by the looks of the trailer, close naman siya sa book. Although, yung sa special someone part, hindi naman kasi masyadong elaborated sa book yun, pero sa movie, I got a feeling na they expanded a bit. I dunno. Not sure.

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  31. ^Most likely, they have expounded on the love story part because it's what sells. :D

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  32. Yeah..you can say that. :)) Have you attended any of those Gold Rising events by the PSICOM authors?

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  33. I'm not anywhere close to the event venues eh.

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  34. Ohhh...I see. Hay eh pano pa ko, nasa abroad! Hay I'd love to go to their mall shows.

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  35. You work abroad? Don't you ever go home sa Pinas?

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  36. Nope, not working. Student pa ako ehehe. nag-migrate kami dito about almost 3 years ago with my family.

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  37. Ah ok. I assume you're still young because of the books you read. :)

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  38. ^Ah ok. How are you adjusting to their culture and language?

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  39. It's been almost three years...so I am doing fine naman :) But also, still learning some little new stuff as time goes by :D

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  40. So you probably know how to speak their language by now?

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  41. Oh yah. Nasa Canada naman ako...and English is one of the main languages. Nakukuha ko na din accent nila. hehe :))

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  42. Ay oo nga pala Canada. Pero may mga French speaking places din dyan di ba?

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  43. Yup! Especially sa Quebec. Mostly French speaking doon. Pero dito sa place ko, English ang dominant :)

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  44. Ah ok. Would you ever want to learn French?

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  45. I'd love to learn. I hope I'd have the chance one day. :p

    OMG the official cast of DNP is out naaaa :) nagka-presscon na nga eh.
    James Reid - Cross
    Nadine Lustre- Eya
    Yassi Pressman- Lory
    Andre Paras (son of the bball legend Benjie Paras) - Chad

    puro new artists so mas exciting panoorin noh? Btw, April 2 showing. They're about to start shooting :D

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  46. ^I'm not familiar with the first two but I checked them on Google already. Seems like a cool cast, for teens that is. :) Anyway, it's for teens so teens would love it for sure. I'm a teen, teen at heart. :D

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  47. James Reid was a PBB winner back at 2010. Nadine Lustre, on the other hand, is a TV5 talent (former GMA but I dunno kung andun pa rin siya). Actually, when I watched Vice Ganda's first movie Petrang Kabayo, Nadine was there..gumanap na secretary. Okay naman yung acting.

    Well, I just hope na magampanan nila maigi yung roles :D That's all that matters nman. Kasi ang physical looks, madali naman i-manipulate eh.

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  48. Yep. Si Nadine Lustre, pwede naman gawing mukhang Eya.

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  49. Maganda ang vibes ko kay Nadine Lustre. And, I hope maging blockbuster ang DNP :D OMG I feel so excited everytime the Viva Films fb page or the actors post pics during their shooting :D Btw, I'd like to share to you this video of the cast's presscon :D https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gnq3I4o9how&feature=c4-overview&list=UUNP49xH_JCwxHIfKdN8dCQw

    enjoy :D

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  50. ^Thanks for sharing the video. I'm looking forward to the movie as well and will compare it with the book. :)

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  51. hehe no probs. Btw, do u have IG? If u wanna be kept up to date with the shooting process, I suggest u follow these accts: @andoyranay (the director) and @aprealvicencio (I'm thinking she's one of the movie staff). :D

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  52. I don't have Instagram eh. The app isn't available for my phone's OS.

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  53. Hey! Kamusta na? :) Lately, the DNP staff are shooting the school festival part. :D

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  54. Festival? That's the part where they got married sa booth & he kissed her on the tip of her nose di ba? Haha. Love that part.

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  55. yeah. haha :)) I love that part, too <3 tapos doon magseselos si Lory then Chad's gonna be her shoulder to cry on. (Is this how the book went? I'm speaking of the Watty version kasi)

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  56. Yup. Yun magiging dahilan para finally maging open si Lory for the possibility of dating Chad na matagal ng may gusto sa kanya. Pareho lang from Wattpad to the book except of course mas shortened na yung book.

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  57. Heads up! Malapit na ilaunch ang trailer ng DNP!! WEEE :) Please, if u don't mind. Pag napanood mo na, kindly give me your review of it huh? hihih :p

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  58. Sure. I might even write about it here.

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  59. I saw your post about 'The Bet', and I searched it in Wattpad..it had 27M reads there..so I'm guessing it's a good story huh, but u said may resemblance siya sa OBTCH.

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  60. Yup. It's a good story. The publisher (Summit) translated the Wattpad version into English though. Yes, it's similar to OBTCH dahil dun sa idea ng bet to win someone's heart deceptively. Andami books lagi sa NBS and I feel like buying, reading, and writing a review about them kaso kinda busy lately. Baka di ko rin mabasa.

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  61. Really? I thought English all throughout yung Wattpad version. Lol Ok thanks :D

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  62. ^That's what I thought too but when I looked it up on Wattpad (all Summit books I read and reviewed here), they were written in Tagalog so I figured that the publishing company translated them to make them viable for more readers worldwide apart from Filipinos.

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  63. Yeah, I know that those pop fiction books are in Tagalog back at Wattpad, but kasi yung a author ng "The Bet", there were a few chaps posted pa rin sa Wattpad,...and it's still in English tho.

    Yeah..I guess Summit Media targets readers even outside the country. :)

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  64. Ah oo nga, English sya. Yung iba kasi Tagalog nung nahanap ko sa Wattpad like 3W8L.

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  65. Have you seen the music video of "No Erase"? :D :D

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  66. Nope. What is it? By the way, you can drop me a line on Facebook (medyo nagiging thread na kasi tong comment sa article na to, hehe) or the other social media sites (see icons on top right corner).

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