Kamis, 27 September 2012

THE SIX by K. B. Hoyle



Ebook, 264 pages
Published, April 5, 2012 by The Write's Coffee Shop
Rating: 3.5/5 stars

It might be my second magical novel I read after Harry Potter the series, if Percy Jackson the series don't belong in magical novel. I don't read Narnia the series, though. For the three novels mentioned, I didn't write the review since I didn't have or join Blogger Buku Indonesia yet. So now, allow me to try to write my first magical novel I read.

Darcy Pennington, 13 years, is a girl who never feels comfortable around many people, even her friends of her age. She prefers doing things by herself and often gets jealous of her brother who gets along easily with people. She often feels that she doesn't not possess her mother's beauty and blame herself for not being able to mingle with others.

One day, Darcy and her family had a trip to Cedar Cave to have a family gathering (?), a kind of event that many people gathered with their family and did many activities with the other families. One of the families, there's Samantha's family. Sam, in short, was a kind of friend who always stands behind you when you have problems. Darcy, on the other hand, didn't feel the same way as Sam. She still tried to find any ways to escape from Sam's attention. Until one day...

Kamis, 20 September 2012

DIMSUM TERAKHIR (Clara Ng)

Paperback, 361 pages
Published April, 19, 2006, Gramedia Pustaka Utama
Rating: 3/5 stars


Empat perempuan bersaudara. Semuanya kembar. Yang terbayang oleh saya bukan karakter mereka yang sudah pasti berbeda satu sama lain. Yang menganggu pikiran saya sebagai perempuan adalah membawa-bawa mereka di rahim selama sembilan bulan. Meraka adalah Indah si sulung, dengan sifat sedikit pushy terhadap adik2nya, paling bertanggung jawab atas keluarga==terutama papanya; Siska, penganut hidup bebas, paling enggan pulang ke rumah, bahkan ketika mendengar papanya sakit keras ia lebih memilih bercinta dengan kliennya yang nggantheng daripada segera pulang; Rosi, gadis transgender pecinta bunga2 mawar sesuai dengan namanya, tinggal di perkebunan bunga potong bersama gadis yang dicintainya; Novera, gadis bungsu paling pendiam diantara para saudaranya, berani keluar dari tradisi agama keluarga dan bermimpi menjadi pelayan Tuhan, dan melupakan cinta duda beranak satu yang mengejar cintanya.