A Memoir

Non-Fiction - Memoir
166 Pages
Reviewed on 11/14/2022
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Reviewed by Maria Victoria Beltran for Readers' Favorite

Midpoint: A Memoir by Patricia Angeles, Sebastian Cudicio, and Issam Ghazzawi Ph.D. is an inspiring memoir of an immigrant woman as she looks back at the major milestones of her life as a young girl in Manila, an immigrant in Los Angeles, a banker, and a mother. The memoir is divided into two parts namely: Manila (1984-2005) and Los Angeles (2005-present). Patricia grows up in a loving and closely-knit family under the watchful eye of a strict father. The only girl in a brood of four, she has fond memories of playing games outside from sun up to sun down during the summer days. Her love affair with books starts when she is eight years old. Starting a journal in sixth grade, her writing ability is recognized in school. Immigrating to the US after graduation from college, she struggles to keep jobs until she lands a position in the banking industry where she thrives. She gets married and becomes a mother to three girls. She writes this memoir to reflect on her past as she plans for the future.

Patricia Angeles’ Midpoint is one woman’s assessment of her life experiences as she tries to give meaning to her existence. Reaching a milestone in her life, this memoir is also a letter to her children so that they will get to know her better. Medium-paced and lyrical, the author vividly conveys a range of emotions so that it is easy to relate to her as she struggles in the different phases of her life. Her simple and gripping writing style keeps readers engaged throughout. In telling her story, she inspires her readers to pursue happiness and to always aspire to live life to the fullest. At times amusing and touching, Midpoint is one woman’s honest recollection of her journey in finding her place under the sun.