[Book Opinion] [Indonesian] Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell

March Reading Challenge : A book with female author.

ISBN : 9786027150508
Publisher : Penerbit Spring
Translator : Wisnu Wardhana
Number of pages : 456 pages

Cath dan Wren—saudari kembarnya—adalah penggemar Simon Snow. Oke, seluruh dunia adalah penggemar Simon Snow, novel berseri tentang dunia penyihir itu. Namun, Cath bukan sekadar fan. Simon Snow adalah hidupnya!

Cath bahkan menulis fanfiksi tentang Simon Snow menggunakan nama pena Magicath di Internet, dan ia terkenal! Semua orang menanti-nantikan fanfiksi Cath.

Semuanya terasa indah bagi Cath, sampai ia menginjakkan kaki ke universitas. Tiba-tiba saja, Wren tidak mau tahu lagi tentang Simon Snow, bahkan tak ingin menjadi teman sekamarnya! Dicampakkan Wren, dunia Cath jadi jungkir balik. Sendirian, ia harus menghadapi teman sekamar eksentrik yang selalu membawa pacarnya ke kamar, teman sekelas yang mengusik hatinya, juga profesor Penulisan Fiksi yang menganggap fanfiksi adalah tanda akhir zaman.

Seolah dunianya belum cukup terguncang, Cath juga masih harus mengkhawatirkan kondisi psikis ayahnya yang labil. Sekarang, pertanyaan buat Cath adalah: mampukah ia menghadapi semua ini?

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[Book Opinion] [English] Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell

March Reading Challenge : A book with female author.

ISBN : 9786027150508
Publisher : Penerbit Spring
Translator : Wisnu Wardhana
Number of pages : 456 pages

A coming-of-age tale of fan fiction, family and first love.

Cath is a Simon Snow fan.
Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan…

But for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.
Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.

Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words… And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

For Cath, the question is: Can she do this?
Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?
And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?

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[Book Opinion] [English] Confession of A Shopaholic (Shopaholic #1) – Sophie Kinsella

Read the Indonesian translated for this series, with :

ISBN : 9789792202366
Publisher : PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama
Translator : Ade Dina Sigarlaki
Number of pages : 472

MEET BECKY BLOOMWOOD, AN IRRESISTIBLE HEROINE WITH A BIG HEART, BIG DREAMS — AND JUST ONE LITTLE WEAKNESS …

Becky Bloomwood has what most twenty-five-year-olds only dream of: a flat in London’s trendiest neighborhood, a troupe of glamorous socialite friends, and a closet brimming with the season’s must-haves. The only trouble is, she can’t actually afford it — not any of it. Her job writing atSuccessful Saving magazine not only bores her to tears, it doesn’t pay much at all. Still, how can she resist that perfect pair of shoes? Or the divine silk blouse in the window of that ultra-trendy boutique? But lately Becky’s been chased by dismal letters from Visa and the Endwich Bank — letters with large red sums she can’t bear to read — and they’re getting ever harder to ignore. She tries cutting back; she even tries making moremoney. But none of her efforts succeeds. Her only consolation is to buy herself something … just a little something …

Finally, a story arises that Becky actually cares about, and her front-page article catalyzes a chain of events that will transform her life — and the lives of those around her — forever.

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[Book Opinion] [Indonesian] Pesan dari Bintang (Hanafiah #3) – Sitta Karina

March Reading Challenge – A book by a female author

ISBN : 9793750146
Publisher : Terrant Books
Number of pages : 460 pages

“Some people say that in friendship we share everything! laugh, pain, stories.. and secrets. Even the darkest one.”

Dari New York City sampai ke Jakarta, dalam masa 5 tahun yang indah walau keduanya berasal dari keluarga dengan latar belakang yang berbeda, Nikratama Zakrie dan Inez Hanafiah selalu bersama. Sebagai sahabat tentunya. Dan hanya dalam masa senang saja mereka berbagi.

Lalu hadir orang lain di dalam kehidupan Inez, serta Alika dan Dilla (keduanya adalah sahabat Inez sendiri, by the way) yang juga mengambil tempat di hati Nikratama atau Niki.

Dr. Mutia, sang psikiater muda yang Inez kenal, juga ternyata memiliki hubungan khusus dengan Niki. Di lain sisi, kakak Niki memastikan bahwa antara dirinya dan Inez tengah terjadi “sesuatu”. Belum lagi Austin Hanafiah yang entah kenapa tidak menyukai Niki, dan Chris Hanafiah yang justru tergila-gila pada cowok ini!

Saat jam pasir itu terus bergulir, dan Inez menoleh…
Ia tertegun lama; sejak kapan sahabatnya ini terlihat begitu menarik, begitu tertutup…
Begitu berbahaya.

Inez pusing setengah mati. Dan Niki semakin tidak terjangkau.
Ketika dihadapkan pada suatu masalah yang tidak pernah terbayangkan sebelumnya, beranikah mereka berdua tetap saling menyapa, tanpa memalingkan wajah sama sekali? Atau Inez memilih untuk mundur setelah mengetahui penyebab tubuh Niki kini penuh luka?

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[Book Opinion] [Indonesian] Lukisan Hujan (Hanafiah #1.Revised Edition) – Sitta Karina

March Reading Challenge : A book by a female author
This is from one of my favorite local author! Sadly I found no English version of this so… I’ll write my opinion in Bahasa.

ISBN : 9786028740425
Publisher : Literati Books
Number of pages : 546

Berantakan sudah hidup Diaz Hanafiah, cowok dingin berdarah Indonesia-Meksiko. Setelah selama ini dirinya merasa tidak nyaman berada di antara para sepupu yang kaya, berada, dan bagian dari socialite Jakarta, ternyata pacarnya yang cantik, Anggia, juga mengkhianatinya.

Lalu datang Sisy. Mungil, cantik, dan masih duduk di bangku SMA.

Seperti siraman air dingin yang menyejukkan sekaligus mengejutkan, Diaz terpesona dengan kepolosan—dan ketulusan—teman barunya, dan pada saat bersamaan menyadari: mungkin ia tidak setulus itu. Mungkin ia memiliki agenda lain.

Mungkin bersama Sisy, ia jadi mampu bersikap lebih hangat kepada wanita. Kekurangan yang selama ini melekat pada dirinya—dan selalu Anggia keluhkan.

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FANGIRL Things

By a chance, currently I’m reading a book called Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell; as you could see at the sidebar of this site. And by another chance, I found a picture (a meme, probably, to be more precise) that quite represents a fangirl’s life- more or less. Wanna know? On the pic, there’s a conversation between two people. One person said “You can’t date him. He’s a fictional.” and the fangirl- the other person replied “NO ONE CARES.” And by another another chance, somehow I read my friend’s post about her problem for being a fangirl. LOL. So many “accidental” things happened all at once, don’t you think?

Back to the topic, this post was basically the comment I wanted to write on my friend’s post. But as I found this was so long; well not that the space wasn’t enough or something- just… wasn’t looking nice to be a comment, so I decided to dedicate the whole post to talk about this “fangirl” thing.

The complete post of my friend’s fangirl problem can be seen here.

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[Book Opinion] [English] The Maze Runner (The Maze Runner #1) – James Dashner

This wasn’t in a reading challenge by the time I was reading it.

For this book, I happened to read both version; Indonesian and English.

ISBN : 9780385737951
Publisher : Delacorte Press
Number of pages : 375
Language : English

ISBN : 9789794336557
Publisher : Mizan Fantasi
Translator : Yunita Candra
Number of pages : 532
Language : Indonesian

“If you ain’t scared, you ain’t human.”

When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He’s surrounded by strangers–boys whose memories are also gone.

Outside the towering stone walls that surround the Glade is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It’s the only way out–and no one’s ever made it through alive.

Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying.

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