Rabu, 30 Juli 2014

#26 The Perks of being wallflower by Stephen Chbosky




EBook format 127 pages (Aldiko reader)
Published 1999 by MTV Books and Pocket Books
Rating 4/5
Dear Charlie,
I read all your letters to your friend. I'm sure I'm one of your friends and really wanna be your best friend. 

As I told you before, I read all your letters. Some made me giggle, even laugh and some others made me devastated that someone like you - I never thought before -exist. I never know that being a friend of someone can be that hard (especially as a freshman like you), and being a part of a warm family like yours can be that hard, sometimes. Luckily, you got Patrick and Sam, to whom you put your first love (is she?)

I read all your letters (I've told you this, right?) so I know how you love your family, how you're proud of your brother as a football player, how you care of your sister when she was in torn apart of her break-up, and how obedient you were listening to your grandpa to stay in family instead of storming to see Sam. I know how you love your best friends, Sam and Patrick, even Craig-Sam's boyfr, and Brad, Patrick's boyfr. How you love to see them together. And how you love Bill and his books. I know some of the books Bill lent you, alas, I haven't read all of them :( . Oya, how you can be a part of bloggers with your writings of the books you read :D

Wishful Wednesday #37




Yeaaahhh... Happy Wednesday and happy Lebaran for everyone who celebrates it... Minal aidin wal faidzin yaa, temans. Maafkan for bring idle for so long hahaha...

Kali ini saya punya buku idaman yang saya dapat dari rekomendasi goodreads setelah saya baca The Princess and the Pauper beberapa waktu lalu. Biasanya goodreads memang selalu memberi rekomendasi yang setipe dengan buku yang kita tandai akan dibaca, sedang dan telah dibaca. Masalahnya, tidak semua rekomendasi itu saya perhatikan. Baru kali ini saya jadi pengen baca. 

Nah, buku apa itu? Ini dia 

Same Sun Here by Silas House& Neela Vaswani
Synopsis

Kamis, 10 Juli 2014

#25 A Tale, Dark and Grimm #1 by Adam Gidwitz




Hansel and Gretel by Adam Gitwitz
EBook format
Rating 3/5
What do you remember about the story of Hansel and Gretel? What can you under-stand about it?

I chose this fairytale for this posbar after I did a kinda quiz of what kind of fairytale character are you, I got Hansel and Gretel. And you know what? I have no memory of anything about the royal siblings.

The story starts from a king from Grimm palace gives his mandate to his oldest and the most faithful servant, Johannes.  This servant has served his father, and his father's father and his father's father's father so loyally (can you imagine how tottered and crooked he is as well as how loyal he is?). His message is to show what the king's son got in that palace, the treasure and anything he got but one thing he cannot show; a room where there's a picture of a very beautiful princess. It is destined that the prince would suffer if he falls in love with her.

And......... That's the beginning of Hansel and Gretel story. Ring a bell? Nope? I didn't at first since I was looking for the wicked witch. There should be a witch. Is the beautiful princess the witch? No no no...

#24 Sang Putri dan Si Miskin by Kate Brian




Judul asli: The Princess and The Pauper
Paperback 268 pages
Published Juni 2004 by Gramedia Pustaka Utama
Alih bahasa: J. E. Retno Dwiastuti
Rating: 3/5

Apakah kau bisa memilih, terlahir sebagai putri kaya atau sebagai putri miskin? Saya rasa tidak.

 Carina, terlahir sebagai putri raja kerajaan Vineland, Julia Johnson, sebaliknya, terlahir sebagai putri dari orangtua tunggal yang setiap saat dikejar kejar tagihan apartemen. Carina, sepanjang hidupnya bermimpi menjadi gadis biasa, tanpa dikekang aturan istana, Julia, bermimpi uang tidak lagi menjadi masalah bagi ia dan ibunya. 

Kehidupan mereka mulai berubah ketika mereka bertemu di sekolah Rosewood, tempat nenek Carina dulu bersekolah, dan tempat Julia bersekolah. Wajah mereka yang tidak disangka sangat mirip menjadi ide besar Ingrid, saudara Carina, untuk menyulap Julia sebagai Carina hingga ia bisa mencicipi kebebasan menjadi gadis biasa yang ngebet ingin bertemu dengan bintang rock idolanya. Dengan kesepakatan antara keduanya, jadilah pertukaran ini demi uang ddan kebebasan.