She's Dating the Gangster by Bianca B. Bernardino
At least, that's what She's Dating the Gangster wants us to believe. Kenji ( Daniel Padilla), two students caught in a romantic cliché as old as cinema. Its characters are blinded by juvenile naiveté and are undeterred by the. It all started when year-old Athena Dizon unwittingly plays a trick on Or has she actually found herself a boy she can call hers—gangster be damned? Cast . Kathryn Bernardo. as Athena Dizon. Daniel Padilla. as Kenji Delos Reyes. Read CHARACTERS from the story She's Dating The Gangster by isanchez (isabel) with reads. after, dating, gangster. characters: Athena.
The people notice that the young Kenji looks like Kenneth, while the girl in the picture looks like Kelay. This caused a ruckus, with members of the media asking if Kelay and Kenneth are siblings. Confirming that the girl on the picture is not his mother and Kelay is not his sister, only Kenneth is asked by the airline officer for his contact details. Kenneth wanted Kelay to tell him who the girl in the picture is, but Kelay bargains that she would only tell him if he agrees to notify her once the airline contacts Kenneth for information regarding Kenji.
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Because all flights to Legazpi are booked, Kenneth decided to travel by bus but all tickets have been sold. He oversleeps while waiting for a new slot so Kelay got the tickets for the two of them.
Athena, not knowing from whom the messages are from, agrees to meet up with the sender. On a pool hall, Athena and her friend Sarah are keen on playing pool. Kenji arrives and demands that they transfer to another pool table.
Moments later, she witnessed Kenji being bullied by a rival group of gangsters. They tease him that "Bee" would not show up. Hearing this, Athena realizes that the messages were sent by Kenji. After the incident, Kenji found out that he sent the messages mistakenly to Athena Dizon.
He confronts and kisses her forcefully, telling Athena that she will be his girlfriend since she is the reason Kenji got mugged. Athena has to pretend to be his girlfriend in order to get Abi jealous.
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At first, Athena refuses and Kenji bullies her. She eventually agreed when Kenji attempts to commit suicide by jumping from the school's rooftop if she did not become his girlfriend.
From then on, Athena was treated like a princess with Kenji providing her bodyguards. Girls in their school start bullying Athena for being Kenji's new girlfriend.
Kenji confronts them and warns them that no one can hurt Athena without consequences. Athena and Kenji's pretend relationship eventually became real and the two confess their love for each other. He takes her to Legazpi to see the Mayon Volcano and promises that someday they will get married in that place with the volcano as their witness. Back to the present, Kenneth receives a call from present day Lucas that the latter wanted to help look for Kenji.
On their way, Lucas then continues the story of Athena and Kenji and why they did not end up with each other. When Athena and Kenji got back to Manila, Kenji started frequently absenting from class.
Athena then gets notified by the young Lucas that she should come with him to the hospital.
‘She’s Dating the Gangster’ Review: Asking for a greater love story
Worried, Athena hurries and finds Abi lying in the hospital bed. There were too many imperfections of this story but I won't mention them all. Most importantly, I felt like this "book" doesn't have a plot. Okay, it has one but it was too confusing and indirect. I really resisted the urge to just leave the story unfinished. I really wanted to stop reading.
But I wanted to see what everyone was talking about. I thought that with every chapter that I finish, the story would at least progress and slowly develop to reach the climax and main conflict but there were too much "filler chapters". A lot of chapter was unnecessary. This story shouln't have been published into a book.
A book is at least clear, polished, and clean. It was as if every chapter in this story was rushed. As if the author just thought of random scene to put in a chapter. To say that I am disappointed is an understatement.
I really expected this story to be "good" but this story is really far from it. I don't mean to offend anyone in this review. I don't want to come off as someone who is excellent in writing.