Present and former Star Magic talents reunited at the launch of a book especially written for the late teen actor AJ Perez, A Smile of Hope: The Legacy of AJ Perez.
The event happened in National Bookstore, TriNoMa last Sunday, April 17, exactly five years after AJ's sudden death due to a vehicular accident in Tarlac.
The book, published by ABS-CBN Publishing, was written by AJ's mother Ma. Victoria Sarte-Perez with Zenaida Almario, author of the teen book BRGN- Be Real and Great Now: Rhymes and reasons to Inspire Postive and Proactive Communicating Young Adults.
According to Victoria, writing about her memories with AJ served as her therapy in coping with his son's death.
Enchong Dee, Jessy Mendiola, Lauren Young, Empress Schuck, Martin del Rosario, and Miss World 2013 Megan Young—who were all part of ABS-CBN's defunct youth-oriented show Abt Ur Luv—came to the launch and also shared their fondest memories of AJ.