Paper Towns

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Title: Paper Towns

Author: John Green

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Language: English

Pages: 307 pages

Sinopsis:

Quentin has always loved Margo Roth Spiegelman, for Margo (and her adventures) are the stuff of legend at their high school. So when she one day climbs through his window and summons him on an all-night road trip of revenge he cannot help but follow.

But the next day Margo doesn’t come to school and a week later she is still missing. Q soon learns that there are clues in her disappearance… and they are for him. But as he gets deeper into the mystery – culminating in another awesome road trip across America – he becomes less sure of who and what he is looking for.

Review:

“Margo always loved mysteries. And in everything that came afterward, I could never stop thinking that maybe she loved mysteries so much that she became one.” (p.16)

Quentin ‘Q ‘ Jacobsen loved Margo Roth Spiegelman since that girl moved into his neighbour. Margo has the all of unique characteristic Quentin fall for her. He thinks that Margo is an amazing girl because she was different in any case as compared with the other girls. She’s stunning, eccentric, and has unexpected different way of thinking. These things became the reason why Quentin has a great interest towards Margo. For Quentin , Margo is an complicated adventure with puzzles that he could never guess before. They both became good friends when they were child . But the thing’s slowly changing as they growing older. Margo became a popular girl. While the nerd Quentin felt himself getting too far away to be able to reach Margo.

“That’s always seemed so ridiculous to me, that people want to be around someone because they’re pretty. It’s like picking your breakfast cereals based on color instead of taste.” (p.42)

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Gone Girl

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Title: Gone Girl

Author: Gillian Flynn

Publisher: Crown Publishers

Language: English

Pages: 560 pages

 

Sinopsis:

Marriage can be a real killer.

On the morning of their fifth wedding anniversary, Nick’s wife, Amy, has disappeared. Nick is weak, Nick is a liar, and maybe he’s not the very best of husbands—but is he a killer? Amy’s diary reveals turmoil over their marriage, strange sicknesses, and her deep wish to be a mother—but is she telling the whole story? As the evidence slowly mounts, and the police investigation deepens, Nick is incriminated in horrible ways. He swears he didn’t murder his beautiful wife and goes on the offensive to clear his name. The mystery of Amy’s disappearance only gets more tangled as secret unfurl from the web of their knotty marriage, and it becomes clear that something may have happened more disturbing than death.

Review:

Well, I think I will starting this one with ‘Ouch, I’m not sure about this’ and ‘No, please, not me…’

That’s, uhm, such an expressions of doubt and inability which is has no relevance even a bit with the contents of this book, but about myself.

Since I don’t have the courage to make a review of the books which I think contains of an amazing stories, so I never once even tried. It’s because I was too afraid about what I will write down couldn’t really be able to show how high my feelings for the book, or how I wasn’t sure can reveal the whole part of an amazing story that I want to express, or also I really wasn’t sure how to convince others that this book is really worth to read. It was all because I haven’t find a way (or don’t believe in myself) how to create a promotional words that will reflect the greatness of the book itself. So sometimes when a friends of mine pointed at some books that arranged into one of my shelf’s column and asked about whether it was good or not, then usually I just said ‘That’s a great book. Very worth to read and enough to makes you amazed or learning something’. And when they asked more about how’s the story goes, what’s the topic about, and such thing, I just gave them some major clues until they seems interested to read (without outspokenly spoiler, of course). And at the end, I said again ‘Just read it. That’s a great book, I say’. But I think a lot of it did never worked, it because perhaps I’m not seems like believable person. :))

The point is, make a review from the outstanding masterpiece was ver, very, very difficult thing to do and inconceivable stressful. But for reason that the review I have to make here is one of the series from end year event I had—Secret Santa, so however I need to make a report about the results from reading the book. Since this book is very amazing, so it’s hard, absolutely. But I will try my best for this. Continue reading

Vampire Academy (A Graphic Novel)

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Title: Vampire Academy

Author: Richelle Mead

Publisher: Razorbill

Language: English

Pages: 72 pages

Sinopsis:

Only a true best friend can protect you from your immortal enemies…

Lissa Dragomir is a Moroi princess: a mortal vampire with a rare gift for harnessing the earth’s magic. She must be protected at atll times from the Strigoi, the fiercest vampire—the ones who never die. The powerful blend of human and vampire blood that flows through Rose Hathaway, Lissa’s best friend, makes her a dhampir. Rose is dedicated to a dangerous life of protecting Lissa from Strigoi, who are hell-blent on making Lissa one of them.

Review:

With the total of pages are only 72, this book absolutely not going to load all of the whole story. But even though this is like a short version of the original story, there’s simply no differences about the plot. They didn’t wrote back parts of the story completely, yes, but each of the main story itself remains built well and clearly. I’m even sure readers who haven’t read the original story though, would still be able to understand all the storyline well.

The story begins when Rose Hathaway had a dream about her connection with Lissa Dragomir. This part was ilustrated on the first page when Rose was standing alone in the middle of the lake (the ilustration itself nearly looks like a lake than a sea—this oppening part described different with the original story, where Rose is on the beach with hot guy). Continue reading

Never Let Me Go (Jangan Lepaskan Aku)

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Judul: Never Let Me Go (Jangan Lepaskan Aku)

Pengarang: Kazuo Ishiguro

Alih Bahasa: Gita Yuliani K.

Penerbit: GPU

Bahasa: Indonesia

Tebal: 358 halaman

Sinopsis:

Dari luar, Hailsham tampak seperti sekolah asrama Inggris yang menyenangkan, juah dari sentuhan kota besar. Murid-muridnya terpelihara dengan baik, diajari seni, olahraga, dan ilmu pengetahuan. Namun anehnya mereka sama sekali tidak dibiarkan berhubungan dengan dunia di luar asrama mereka.

Kathy, yang kini sudah dewasa, mengenang kembali masa-masanya di Hailsham. Ingatannya tentang persahabatannya dengan Ruth dan Tommy, teman masa kanak-kanaknya di asrama tersebut, membuka berbagai rahasia di balik dinding Hailsham. Di sanalah manusia dikloning agar bisa menyediakan organ-organ yang dibutuhkan oleh penduduk dunia luar yang sakit.

Review:

Persahabatan Kathy, Ruth, dan Tommy masing-masing dimulai saat mereka semua sama-sama menjalani kehidupan (atau praktisnya mereka menyebutnya bersekolah) di dalam sebuah institusi besar bernama Hailsham di Inggris. Semasa kecil Tommy tidak punya seorang pun teman karena dia tidak punya satu karya pun yang bagus ditambah perangai buruknya yang mudah sekali tersulut amarah. Dan karena sifat pemarah Tommy yang tidak bisa terkontrol ini teman-temannya (tidak hanya anak laki-laki saja tapi juga perempuan) justru suka menggoda dan menjahilinya hingga marah dan semua orang akan menertawakannya setelah itu. Hanya Kathy saja yang berani mendekati Tommy dan memberi teguran yang benar pada bocah lelaki itu. Tommy yang merasa diperlakukan seperti seorang teman oleh Kathy, membalas gadis itu dengan bersikap sebaik mungkin, hingga akhirnya mereka berdua sering berbicara dan berteman.

Lain halnya dengan Kathy dan Ruth yang memulai persahabatan mereka dengan sebuah klub ‘pengawal rahasia’ milik Ruth yang dibentuk untuk melindungi Miss Geraldine. Continue reading