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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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

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS

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Judul: The Fault in Our Stars

Pengarang: John Green

Penerbit: Dutton Books

Bahasa: English

Tebal: 318 halaman

Sinopsis:

(By Goodreads)

Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 13, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumours in her lungs… for now.

Two years post-miracle, sixteen-year-old Hazel is post-everything else, too; post-high school, post-friends and post-normalcy. And even though she could live for a long time (whatever that means), Hazel lives tethered to an oxygen tank, the tumours tenuously kept at bay with a constant chemical assault.

Enter Augustus Waters. A match made at cancer kid support group, Augustus is gorgeous, in remission, and shockingly to her, interested in Hazel. Being with Augustus is both an unexpected destination and a long-needed journey, pushing Hazel to re-examine how sickness and health, life and death, will define her and the legacy that everyone leaves behind.

Review:

Cerita dimulai ketika Hazel Grace, pengidap kanker tiroid stadium IV dengan metastasis ke paru-paru, dipaksa Ibunya untuk mengikuti pertemuan sebuah Support Group bagi anak-anak pengidap kanker agar terhindar dari kemungkinan depresi akibat penyakitnya (atau dalam kasus Hazel yang sudah benar-benar ‘paham’ dan ‘menerima’ akan kondisi serta apa-apa yang bakal terjadi besok dan besoknya, anak ini justru rentan depresi karena terlalu banyak tidak melakukan kegiatan apapun) sekaligus mencari teman. Dan di sanalah, di tempat pertemuan Support Group—sebuah basement gereja Episkopal—dia bertemu dengan Augustus Waters, mantan pengidap osteosarkoma dengan kaki kiri yang teramputasi. Dalam penilaian pertama Hazel, dia menggambarkan Augustus sebagai cowok dengan postur atletis yang sempurna. Yep, itu bisa menjadi lebih dari cukup alasan untuk membuat seorang cewek mengiyakan saat dia meminta untuk pergi bersamanya. Tapi jika dalam kurun waktu kurang dari setengah hari semenjak pertama kali melihatnya dan dengan gampangnya Hazel mau menerima ajakan terang-terangan Augustus untuk menonton film di rumahnya, erm… saya rasa saya kurang suka dengan bagian ini. Saya bahkan tidak bisa menemukan alasan kuat Hazel mengapa dia mau pergi begitu saja dengan orang yang tidak dikenalnya, ditambah dengan melihat kehidupan pribadinya yang friendless rasa-rasanya sulit bisa semudah itu memutuskan untuk pergi dengan orang asing. Continue reading