Published in 2008 by Bentang Pustaka
Paperback, 534 pages
This review is based on multiple intelligence point of view
For those who read the best seller book Laskar Pelangi by Andre Hirata will know what kind of student Lintang used to be. An amazingly intelligent student who really exist in a poor pathetic school in Belitong. I found out how many intelligences he had out of 8 multiple intelligences that Dr. Howard Gardner describes.
His friends especially the writer Ikal named him as the brain since he was good almost in all subjects. From the theory of multiple intelligence that Dr. Gardner describes there are 8 characteristics; logical-mathematical, linguistic, spatial, intrapersonal, interpersonal, naturalistic, bodily kinesthetic and musical intelligences.
One thing left in my mind as soon as I finished reading the book. I keep thinking what happens to Lintang; the writer already told that he became a truck driver. His eyes were as bright as before. His intelligences didn’t fade away. Yet, he got tired of fighting his fate. With the success of the book and the regret of the writer for seeing Lintang’s condition, will he—the writer—give support to Lintang to pursue what he has left behind? Well, maybe I am a kind of person who is not accustomed to seeing a non happy ending story!!!