Has anyone here read any of the B1 Gang books, a young adult detective series? I just bought one yesterday (Halimaw sa Wawa). Yes, they're in Filipino. I was looking for good children's books written by local authors. I've read a few in English but this was the first time I saw any in Filipino so I decided to try it out.
I like it. I'm not done with it. I'm ashamed to admit it, but I have to be honest, I'm not as quick with reading Filipino. So, I can't really say if it's good or bad in terms of style or anything like that. There were definitely words I defined on context, so a dictionary would have been helpful.
But the intentions (to be a true Filipino adventure for young people) are noble and I think it delivers. The characters are interesting and the book is also funny where it means to be funny, serious where it tries to be serious.
Give it a try. Introduce it to young people you know, but read it first. It's good to be able to support the local publishing industry.
They have a website too...