30 Days with Paulo follows the story of Bea, an aspiring writer who chose a different path because of doubts and disbelief especially from someone she holds dear but eventually meets someone by chance who would redirect her into what her heart has been longing for from the beginning.
I have to admit that my expectation of how the book unfolds would be laid out in 30 days with different updates for each day, but it was a pleasant surprise on how the story elaborates details of Bea and Paulo’s conversations through text message screenshots, playful exchange of lyrics and diary entries.
It does remind of the acclaimed Kissing Booth where it was praised mostly online by young teens as it was raved about since it was posted on Wattpad years ago.
This modern romantic fairytale of Tinder Matches and white lies behind black screens consists of less than 100 pages and my only wish is that I could’ve learned more about the backstories of the main characters because it was an exhilarating experience to know what more is there to know about Bea and Paulo.
For the average young Filipino, it is sure to bring you plenty of good vibes as you read along knowing what challenges has Bea overcome and how she still wants to pursue what she’s passionate about. You learn about taking chances and there’s much kilig waiting as you finish reading the book.
It’s also good to note that 30 Days With Paulo features lyrics to an original song called “Hey Bea”, which is also in the book lyrics as you can see in the bookmark in the photo above. The talents of Team 30 Days recorded and developed the song’s melody.
And, if you’re only just beginning your journey of reading books and want to be entertained by a relatable story of knowing what you want in life, this one’s for you. I would still be curious on what’s to come for a sequel but for now, I’m trying my best to not spoil anything, so you’re gonna have to grab a copy and know the story for yourself!
As you read, you can experience this story with a song! Here’s a teaser:
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??SOUND ON If you've read the first free chapter of Hey Bea, you're probably familiar with the lyrics of this part. Melody and arrangement by Francis Bengco.@francisbengco Words by Jel Tordesillas Hea Bea Isn't it funny we met this way? What can I do to make you stay? Hea Bea I wonder if you're the one for me I guess we will find out eventually From there novel 30 Days With Paulo by Jel Tordesillas Full song to be released soon! #love #lovesong #alternativerock #HeyBea #30dayswithPaulo #music #opm #originalpilipinomusic #ost Copyright 2019. Jel Tordesillas and Francis Bengco
You can find the book at Frankies & Friends General Store at SM Aura, Taguig, Tweedle Book Cafe, Scout and Swing Place Katipunan in Quezon City, The Craft Central at Greenbelt 5 and The Craft Central at Megamall!