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Perhaps You: Being “the Sun” in Others Life

My first attraction to this novel is its cover. It’s so creative how they use a paper shredder and somehow it really push me to read its back cover. Then, I’m amazed. It has a really good story. Well, a good story for me is a story that I can’t predict correctly before. And it’s proofed after I read it that what I guess was wrong.

This novel itself doesn’t involved too many characters which has made this novel easy to read. The language isn’t too hard or too simple to read. The story, like what I’ve said, is good. It can’t be predicted precisely by reading it’s back cover. And I love how Stephanie use the terms.

One of my favourite is  this : “Chris seperti terang lampu yang Abby nyalakan ketika hari gelap karena awan menutupi matahari. Tapi begitu sang matahari muncul, ia menyadari, cahaya lampu itu hanya semu. Mataharilah sumber cahayanya yang sebenarnya. (Chris is like a light from a lamp which Abby turned on when the day gets dark because of the sun is covered by clouds. But when the sun gets back, she realized that the lamp was not real. The sun itself is her actual source of light.)”

And also these sentences: “I won’t promise to love you as long as you live, but I promise… I will love you as long as I live.”

Such a sweet sentence, uh? Especially the last one. And it’s spoken by a man to a woman! When I read that, I was melting for sure. 😛

Two things that I don’t really enjoy: there are some typos in it (production’s mistake I believe) and the description of Daniel, Abby’s first crush, is a bit lack.

Thanks to Stephanie. I’ve learned from this novel, that we have to be open wide even if we’re in love–don’t be blind. If you love someone, be brave when you have sure about your feelings. And the most important, don’t EVER cheat in a relationship. It will hurt at least 3 people at a time in future.

Be the Sun to others, but don’t demand them to be one for you.

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