Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library: The Paradise for Bibliophile


Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library
it'll be like The Hunger Games but with lots of food and no bows or arrows. -- Luigi L. Lemoncello

Sumber: goodreads.com
Judul: Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library
Series: Mr. Lemoncello's Library #1
Author: Chris Grabenstein
Number of pages: 293 pages
Date of published: June 25th, 2013
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

Kyle Keeley is the class clown, popular with most kids, (if not the teachers), and an ardent fan of all games: board games, word games, and particularly video games. His hero, Luigi Lemoncello, the most notorious and creative gamemaker in the world, just so happens to be the genius behind the building of the new town library.
Lucky Kyle wins a coveted spot to be one of the first 12 kids in the library for an overnight of fun, food, and lots and lots of games. But when morning comes, the doors remain locked. Kyle and the other winners must solve every clue and every secret puzzle to find the hidden escape route. And the stakes are very high.
In this cross between Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and A Night in the Museum, Agatha Award winner Chris Grabenstein uses rib-tickling humor to create the perfect tale for his quirky characters. Old fans and new readers will become enthralled with the crafty twists and turns of this ultimate library experience.
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When I was looking for book with the word "library" on its title in Goodreads, I found this interesting book. To be honest, I choose this book because this is another middle grade book. Well, I just don't want to read a heavy topic book. So, here is the story of me while exploring Mr. Lemoncello's library.

The New Library and 12 Fortunate Children 

One day, the new library will be open. No one know what's inside the new library. Only the head librarian and Mr. Luigi Lemoncello who know the whole part of the new library. Yeah, Luigi Lemoncello is a genius. He has invented numerous kind of games, start from board games, word, games, and also video games. Of course, everyone in the city are very excited with the new library, including Kyle.

Kyle Keeley is a gamer. Yeah, he is the biggest fan of game. Actually, the whole Keeley family are very addicted to game. No wonder if Kyle has completed a different kind of games since at the very young age. When he knew that there will be 12 special entrance ticket to spend the night in the new library, Kyle with his full effort try to win the ticket. Long story short, with a little bit drama here and there, finally Kyle succeed to be one of 12 fortunate children who will spend one full night at the new library--before everyone else in town.

So, what will happen inside the library? What Luigi Lemoncello hide from everyone inside the library? Read it to find a new form of experience that will be a mixture of Charlie and Chocolate Factory and A Night in the Museum.

The Paradise for a Bibliophile


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I have to agree with several reviews about this book, this book is a paradise for a bibliophile. There is no perfect place for a bibliophile than a library. With full of books and another source of reading. I wonder, if this library does exist, it should be very amazing.

To be honest, I am very excited when I read this book. Grabenstein in my opinion is very genius because he can combine about the book and the games. He invite the reader to feel the thrill when Kyle and friends try to figure the way out of the library. I like the story because this is a great children book, or should I say a middle grade one?

Then, the character from this book, even though there are more than 5 characters, I think all of them have their own uniqueness. So, they won't be forgetful. First, there is Kyle the gamer; Akimi, Kyle's bestfriend that ask Kyle to cooperate from the very start; Sierra, the book nerd that never put her book down; Miguel, Kyle's friend who made the neatest essay for the entrance ticket to the library; Haley, the school princess; Andrew, the member of the school library; and Charles, the ambitious boy with a rude attitudes.

All of them have their own portion and it made the story much more interesting. The main story of this book is about how to escape from Mr. Lemoncello's library. There will be a lot of games that will be book related. So, you can say this book have an interesting plot story.

After I read this book and I realized this is the beginning of the series, It made me want to read the other books in the series. Well, let me see when I will read the other books.

4 of 5 stars for the awesome library.

Sincerely,
Puji P. Rahayu


Kim Ji-Yeong Lahir Tahun 1982: Kim Ji-Yeong adalah Kita


Kim Ji-Yeong Lahir Tahun 1982
Yang bersalah adalah mereka, bukan kau.

Sumber: goodreads.com
Judul: Kim Ji-Yeong Lahir Tahun 1982
Penulis: Cho Nam-Joo
Penerjemah: lingliana
Tebal buku: 192 halaman
Tanggal terbit: 18 November 2019
Penerbit: Gramedia Pustaka Utama
Jenis buku: Paperback
Baca via Gramedia Digital

Kim Ji-yeong adalah anak perempuan yang terlahir dalam keluarga yang mengharapkan anak laki-laki, yang menjadi bulan-bulanan para guru pria di sekolah, dan yang disalahkan ayahnya ketika ia diganggu anak laki-laki dalam perjalanan pulang dari sekolah di malam hari.
Kim Ji-yeong adalah mahasiswi yang tidak pernah direkomendasikan dosen untuk pekerjaan magang di perusahaan ternama, karyawan teladan yang tidak pernah mendapat promosi, dan istri yang melepaskan karier serta kebebasannya demi mengasuh anak.
Kim Ji-yeong mulai bertingkah aneh.
Kim Ji-yeong mulai mengalami depresi.
Kim Ji-yeong adalah sosok manusia yang memiliki jati dirinya sendiri.
Namun, Kim Ji-yeong adalah bagian dari semua perempuan di dunia.
Kim Ji-yeong, Lahir Tahun 1982 adalah novel sensasional dari Korea Selatan yang ramai dibicarakan di seluruh dunia. Kisah kehidupan seorang wanita muda yang terlahir di akhir abad ke-20 ini membangkitkan pertanyaan-pertanyaan tentang praktik misoginis dan penindasan institusional yang relevan bagi kita semua.

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Satu hal yang saya tahu, Kim Ji-Yeong adalah sebuah kisah tentang kehidupan perempuan di Korea. Ia harus menghadapi berbagai bentuk lapisan patriarki yang tentunya tidak mudah untuk ditembus. Saya tahu kisah ini telah difilmkan dan jujur saja ia mendapatkan hype karenanya. Akan tetapi, saya belum menonton filmnya. Maka dari itu, saya cukup penasaran dengan narasi yang ditawarkan.

Tentang Kim Ji-Yeong

Kim Ji-Yeong adalah seorang perempuan berusia 30 tahunan. Ia adalah seorang istri dan juga ibu. Ia memutuskan untuk berhenti bekerja saat anaknya lahir. Akan tetapi, lama-kelamaan ia merasa kehilangan dirinya sendiri. Ia merasa lelah akan tekanan yang ia alami.

Cerita dalam Kim Ji-Yeong ini tidak hanya berada dalam satu bingkai waktu. Setidaknya, ada lima bingkai waktu yang dibahas, masa saat Kim Ji-Yeong kecil dan berada di sekolah dasar, di sekolah menengah, waktu kuliah, dan juga saat ia bekerja. Pengalaman Kim Ji-Yeong tersebut sedikit banyak mengupas bagaimana budaya patriarki yang begitu mengakar di setiap lini kehidupannya.

Budaya Patriarki dan Pemikiran Saya

Apa yang dialami oleh Kim Ji-Yeong saya rasa juga dialami oleh semua perempuan di dunia. Akan selalu ada batasan-batasan tak kasat mata yang menghalangi perempuan untuk berkembang. Bahkan, terkadang seseorang tak sadar bahwa budaya patriarki itu tak seharusnya ada.

Ketika menulis resensi ini, saya jadi teringat akan diskusi saya bersama kenalan saya beberapa waktu lalu.

Berikut sedikit-banyak argumen yang saya paparkan kali itu--yang kemudian dibalas dengan salah satu pernyataan yang membuat saya geleng-geleng kepala.

Pada dasarnya, apa yang ada di masyarakat itu merupakan hasil dari konstruksi sosial. Termasuk juga dengan peran dari jenis kelamin tertentu di masyarakat. Awalnya, banyak yang berpikir bahwa jenis kelamin dan gender itu sama. Hanya berbeda bahasa saja. Padahal, kedua hal tersebut merupakan dua hal yang betul-bertul berbeda.
Jenis kelamin merupakan suatu hal yang berhubungan dengan unsur biologis. Ada jenis kelamin laki-laki dan perempuan. Sedangkan, gender diartikan sebagai peran sosial dari jenis kelamin tertentu di masyarakat. Gender merupakan suatu hal yang dikonstruksi secara sosial. Ia tidak semata-mata telah ada dan mengikat diri seseorang.
Dengan demikian, karena peran gender tidak seharusnya mengikat, tidak ada salahnya ketika ada perempuan yang bekerja atau seorang laki-laki butuh untuk menangis. 
Permasalahannya, Indonesia dan bahkan di seluruh tempat di dunia, masih terikat dengan budaya patriarki. Apa yang dilakukan oleh seseorang bergantung pada apa yang dipikir masyarakat harus dilakukan. Perempuan itu seharusnya berada di rumah dan bisa menyenangkan keluarga.
Pada akhirnya, karena pemikiran patriarki yang terus mengakar tadi, banyak masyarakat yang menganggap bahwa kesuksesan perempuan hanya dilihat dari keberhasilan dirinya membina kehidupan rumah tangga. Tak peduli setinggi apapun gelar pendidikannya, seorang perempuan tidak pernah dianggap berhasil dalam hidupnya apabila ia tidak menikah. 
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Kira-kira, begitulah argumen saya kala itu. Akan tetapi, lawan bicara saya pun menanggapi dengan pernyataan yang cukup membuat saya miris.
Mengenai sistem patriarki, bisa nggak hal tersebut dikatakan dasar atau standar? Suami bekerja, istri bekerja dan/atau memiliki tanggung jawab di rumah.
Akhirnya, saya pun memberikan argumen lainnya. Pada titik itu saya sadar, tidak semua orang memiliki kesadaran akan isu gender. Dan sepertinya untuk menyadarkan hal tersebut butuh waktu yang tidak sebentar.
Adanya ketimpangan peran gender berasal ketika peran perempuan direduksi sedemikian rupa. Akibatnya, mereka tidak bisa memperjuangkan diri sendiri. Oleh karena itu, munculah feminisme yang mencoba untuk mengangkat derajat perempuan. Apa yang sebetulnya menjadi lawan terbesar dari feminime? Ia adalah patriarki. 
Patriarki dijadikan standar? Ehm, I beg your pardon. Patriarki itu lah yang seharusnya dilawan.

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Sebetulnya, argumen-argumen saya tak berhenti di situ. Hanya saja, saya rasa dari sedikit percakapan di atas, saya merasa sangat relatable dengan kisah Kim Ji-Yeong. Tagline bahwa "Kim Ji-Yeong adalah kita" saya rasa memang sangat benar adanya. 

Saya tahu kok, tidak mudah mengubah suatu budaya. Akan tetapi, bukan berarti terus menutup mata. Saya akui bahwa tidak semua orang paham atau mau sadar akan isu gender. Terkadang, pemikiran patriarki terus mengakar di dalam diri mereka. Sudah telanjur lama terpupuk dan menganggap bahwa itulah hal yang benar. Bukankah itu merupakan suatu hal yang miris?

Jadi, menurut saya, kisah Kim Ji-Yeong ini betul-betul pas dijadikan sebagai rujukan supaya semua orang setidaknya mulai sadar akan isu gender. Saya salut dengan Cho Nam-Jo yang berupaya untuk mengangkat isu ini. Dengan adanya kontroversi saat diterbitkan. bukankah jelas seolah masyarakat enggan melihat sisi lain dari apa yang selama ini telah mereka sadari?

Entahlah. Mungkin resensi kali ini lebih banyak berisikan pemikiran saya--yang memang tidak runtut. Akan tetapi, siapapun yang sempat mampir ke sini, saya sarankan untuk membaca Kim Ji-Yeong. Oh ya, satu hal, saya suka sekali dengan sampul versi bahasa Indonesia dari Kim Ji-Yeong yang diterbitkan oleh Gramedia Pustaka Utama ini. Benar-benar simple dan cantik. Bukankah hal ini saja sudah menjadi alasan mengapa kita harus mengambil buku ini dari rak toko buku?

5 dari 5 bintang karena Kim Ji-Yeong adalah kita.

Sincerely, 
Puji P. Rahayu

Love & Gelato: The Truth of Love and Life in Italy


Love & Gelato
Maybe that's the beauty of death, nothing is messy anymore. Everything is sealed up and final. -- Hadley

Love & Gelato. Sumber: Goodreads.com
Title: Love & Gelato
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Series: Love & Gelato #1
Author: Jenna Evans Welch
Number of pages: 389 pages
Date of published: May 3rd, 2016
Publisher: Simon Pulse

“I made the wrong choice.” 

Lina is spending the summer in Tuscany, but she isn’t in the mood for Italy’s famous sunshine and fairy-tale landscape. She’s only there because it was her mother’s dying wish that she get to know her father. But what kind of father isn’t around for sixteen years? All Lina wants to do is get back home. 

But then she is given a journal that her mom had kept when she lived in Italy. Suddenly Lina’s uncovering a magical world of secret romances, art, and hidden bakeries. A world that inspires Lina, along with the ever-so-charming Ren, to follow in her mother’s footsteps and unearth a secret that has been kept for far too long. It’s a secret that will change everything she knew about her mother, her father—and even herself. 

People come to Italy for love and gelato, someone tells her, but sometimes they discover much more.
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To complete Balabala Reading Challenge 2020, I decided to search a book with ice cream on the cover. After searching on google, my choice landed to Welch's work. I choose this book because this is young adult book and one of my acquaintance in Goodreads made a good review about it. So, why not to give it a try, right?

The Life of Lina


After her mother, Hadley, passed away, Lina went to Italy to live with his father, Howard. But, to be honest, Lina didn't have any idea about his father after all. Her mother never told Lina who her father was until she was dying. Hadley tried to convince Lina that she should goes to Italy and try to stay there for a while with Howard. At the first, Lina refused to do it. But, Hadley being Hadley. She has made Lina promise her to live with Howard for summer.

My mother had kept us apart for sixteen years. Why were we together now?

Living in Italy wasn't something that ever crossed Lina's mind ever. Moreover, live in the middle of cemetery. Well, the fact maybe was hard for Lina. Because, now she is literally live in the middle of cemetery and didn't have any idea what she should do to get socialize. Fortunately, Lina met Lorenzo Ferrara or Ren who actually tried to help Lina adapted in Italy.

Ren was also someone who help Lina to uncover the truth about her mother's life in Italy. This so-called journey was started when Lina got her mother's journal from Sonia--Howard's friend and neighbor. Since Lina was very curious about the fact that her mother has separated her with her own father for more than fifteen years, Lina want to know the exact reason behind of it. Therefore, Lina's journey to find the truth about it is begin.

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Typical Cute Young Adult Book


Considering this is a young adult book, no wonder id the author made this book in the very cute way. After all, this book has aim to entertain the teenager. To be honest, this book is cute and good for light reading. The story is neat and there are a plot twist there even thought I have figured out the twist from the very start.

“I don’t owe you anything. Maybe next time you should have a little more faith in me.” -- Lina.

The love part of this book is typical young adult couple. It's cute, full of lovey dovey, and of course, quite hard to happen in the real life. Nevertheless, I still like Ren as the character. He is gentle and always caring. Even though he is a little bit annoying when he is near Mimi--her ex-girlfriend.

I like the story of Lina and Howard. Their relationship is cute and warm. I wonder if Howard could be a good father after all. Well, at least I am happy with Lina's decision in the end of the story.

Anyway, I just know that this book is a series. So, another book still be related to this book. Hmm, it makes me curious all the way.

Conclusion


For a light reading and cute story, you should try to read Love & Gelato. At least, you will get the explanation about some favorite tourism places in Italy.

3 stars for the Lina and Ren journey to find Gelato.

Sincerely,
Puji P. Rahayu

Resensi Film: Dolittle (2020) Si Dokter untuk Semua Makhluk


Dolittle
We've no choice but to embark on this perilous journey.

Sumber: IMDb.com
Judul: Dolittle
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Sutradara: Stephen Gagan
Penulis Naskah: Stephen Gagan, Dan Gregor, Hugh Lofting, Doug Mand, Thomas Shepherd
Pemain: Robert Downey Jr., Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen, Jim Broadbent, Jessie Buckley, Harry Collet, dan lainnya.
Durasi: 101 menit
Ditonton di Plaza Araya XXI, Malang

Dr. John Dolittle lives in solitude behind the high walls of his lush manor in 19th-century England. His only companionship comes from an array of exotic animals that he speaks to on a daily basis. But when young Queen Victoria becomes gravely ill, the eccentric doctor and his furry friends embark on an epic adventure to a mythical island to find the cure.
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Seperti halnya kebiasaan saya saat pulang ke Malang, saya bertemu dengan sahabat saya dan kami memutuskan untuk menonton. Awalnya, saya berniat untuk menonton Nanti Kita Cerita Tentang Hari Ini karya Visinema Pictures. Akan tetapi, setelah saya melihat jadwal film yang sedang tayang, saya girang bukan kepalang saat tahu Dolittle telah ditayangkan.

Tentang Dolittle

Kalau boleh jujur, saya sama sekali belum pernah menonton film tentang Dr. Dolittle sebelumnya. Jadi, saya tidak punya pandangan akan seperti kehidupan dokter yang eksentrik ini. Saya hanya sekadar tahu kalau Dr. Dolittle tinggal bersama para hewan di rumahnya. Bagaimana kehidupan dan apa pekerjaannya, tidak pernah saya ketahui.

Awalnya, Dr. John Dolittle (Robert Downey Jr.) hidup menyendiri bersama teman hewannya. Setelah istrinya, Lili Dolittle (Kasia Smutniak), menghilang di tengah perjalannya ke Pulau Eden. Akan tetapi, sang Ratu Inggris, Ratu Victoria (Jessie Buckley) yang masih muda jatuh sakit. Hal ini membuat Lady Rose (Carmel Laniado) berupaya untuk meminta bantuan Dolittle. Awalnya, Dolittle enggan untuk membantu sang Ratu Inggris. Akan tetapi, para teman hewannya mendorong Dolittle untuk mencari tahu apa yang terjadi.

Di sisi lain, Tommy Stubbins (Harry Collett), dibesarkan oleh paman dan bibinya yang merupakan keluarga pemburu. Sayangnya, Stubbins merasa bahwa apa yang dilakukan oleh pamannya adalah benar. Ia merasa bahwa seharusnya hewan-hewan itu dilindungi. Suatu hari, Stubbins tak sengaja menembak seekor tupai. Berhubung ia tak tahu harus berbuat apa, datanglah Poly (suara diisi oleh Emma Thompson), burung kakaktua kawan Dolittle. Poly pun menuntun Stubbins menuju rumah Dolittle.

Kira-kira apakah yang akan terjadi selanjutnya? Bagaimana cara Dolittle menyelamatkan sang Ratu? Apa peran sesungguhnya dari Stubbins?

Cocok untuk anak-anak

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Menurut saya, film ini memang sengaja dibuat dengan target pasar anak-anak. Maka tak heran kalau interaksi antar hewan di dalamnya menjadi cukup ditonjolkan. Kalau ditanya, saya pun cukup puas dengan kekocakan para hewan. Mulai dari Chee-Chee (suara diisi oleh Rami Malek), si gorila yang kurang percaya diri, Yoshi (suara diisi oleh John Cena), si burung unta yang tak bisa berenang maupun terbang, dan juga Plimpton (suara diisi oleh Kumail Nanjiani). si beruang kutub yang selalu kedinginan.

Cerita yang disampaikan pun sebetulnya sangat sederhan, yakni bagaimana perjalanan Dolittle untuk mencari buah Eden. Buah yang diyakini bisa menjadi obat penawar sakitnya sang Ratu. Setidaknya, kalau film ini ditonton oleh anak-anak, akan mudah dicerna.

Sepertiga akhir film yang membosankan

Baiklah. Saya memang tidak mengharapkan film ini akan se-grande Iron Man. Akan tetapi, saya rasa sepertiga akhir dari film ini adalah bencana. Dalam artian, entahlah. Banyak sekali plot hole yang terasa di sini. Bahkan, saya berkali-kali berkomentar lirih bersama dengan teman saya, "lho? Cuma gitu, aja?". Menurut saya, penyelesaian konflik dalam film ini tidak tergali.

Kemudian, saya rasa, unsur adventure di sini kurang menantang. Jujur saja, teman saya sampai mengantuk saat menontonnya. Bisa dibilang, kurang bisa menarik perhatian penonton sepenuhnya ke dalam cerita yang disajikan.

Sungguh suatu hal yang patut disayangkan karena pada dasarnya sejumlah nama besar ikut terlibat dalam film ini. Seperti Tom Holland yang mengisi suara Jip, si anjing; Ralph Fiennes yang mengisi suara Barry, si harimau peliharaan King Rassouli; dan juga Octavia Spencer yang mengisi suara Dab-Dab, si bebek.

Kesimpulan

Kalau sekadar mencari film hiburan keluarga, Dolittle akan betul-betul menghiburmu. Akan tetapi, sebagai penonton dewasa, film ini dapat dibilang kurang memuaskan. Sedih, sih. Tapi mau bagaimana lagi?

6.5 bintang untuk Chee-Chee yang jadi favorit.

Sincerely,
Puji P. Rahayu

The War I Finally Won: Still Sweet Like The First Book


The War I Finally Won
You can know things all you like, and someday you might believe them.

The War I Finally Won. Sumber: goodreads.com
Title: The War I Finally Won
Author: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Number of pages: 387 pages
Series: The War That Saved My Life #2
Date of Published: October 3rd, 2017
Publisher: Dial Books

Ada and her younger brother, Jamie, now have a permanent home with their loving legal guardian, Susan Smith. Although Jamie adapts more easily, Ada still struggles with the aftermath of her old life, and how to fit into her new life. 
 World War II continues, and forces the small community to come together and rely on one another. Ada has never been interested in getting to know her friend’s family—especially Maggie’s mother, the formidable Lady Thorton. However, circumstances bring them in close proximity along with other unexpected characters.

Ada comes face to face with another German! This time she isn’t sure what she should do. How can she help the ones she loves and keep them safe?
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This second book is still about Ada. Ada and her brother, Jamie. Ada and her legal guardian--now, as of her mam has death, Susan. Ada and her first friend ever, Maggie. Ada and her favorite horse, Butter. Ada and the World War II. Yeah, there's no much change in this second book. This book is slightly thicker than the first one but still have the first book's ambiance.


More complicated story

If the first book mostly talk about how Ada can survive the war inside herself, for now the conflict is more complicated. One of them is about how Ada has to deal with another person around her. Moreover with someone that she barely know like Lady Thorton. After the war in Britain that made Ada's mam dead, Ada and Jamie back to live with Susan. Susan assured both of them that she would take care Ada and Jamie no matter what happen. Therefore, Susan fought for Ada's foot operation. Yeah, this book is opened with the decision of Susan to operate Ada's foot.

"Religious beliefs are complicated. You can’t call someone else’s religion a mistake. There isn’t a right and a wrong. There are just different ways of thinking.” - Susan.

So, Ada now was no longer crippled. After the recovery, Ada could walk easily and did everything that couldn't she did when she still crippled. Ada started to ride Butter and help Fred--the horse keeper in the Thorton house, worked at stable. Ada felt that all of those experience were amazing. Moreover, she could stand by her own foot. She didn't need any help anymore.

But, now Ada has to face another challenge in her life. Start from Lady Thorton's decision to live at Ada's cottage, Maggie that couldn't get home easily from school, until the arrival of Ruth, a Germany girl that should be a suspicious person. So, how Ada could handle this condition? Could she survive again like before?

War was as complicated as religion, when you started to think about it - Ada.

Ada's reflection

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Well, if I ever said that Ada was annoying, I assured you that in this book she still stubborn. She still couldn't accept the fact there were a lot of people around her that love her. Even, accepted her just like what she were. She couldn't believe if Susan could be her mam and if Lady Thorton was soft.

Words could be dangerous, as destructive as bombs. - Ada
“Love isn’t as rare as you think it is, Ada. You can love all sorts of people, in all sorts of ways. Nor is love in any way dangerous." -- Susan 

Even though Ada was stubborn, somehow I could understand the reason behind of it. After all, Ada had succeed to change her way of thinking, behavior, and all. So, I appreciated Bradley for making Ada still lovable. One thing for sure, Ada was really a definition of a brave girl. You should took an example from her.

From all of the parts, I should admit that some part is bothering me. Yeah, I think, in the last part, Bradley is too much rushing the ending. So, most of the important part, in my opinion, hasn't explained yet. One of them is about the relationship between Susan and Becky. I had assumption back then about their relationship, but seems like Bradley won't go any further to explain it. In another hand, I like the author's not part very much. At least, finally I know what work that Lord Thorton did together with Ruth and Ruth's father. No one would expect it will related to Enigma, right?

Conclusion

"Better to be miserable together than miserable apart. I suppose.”-- Ruth

Even though there are some part that couldn't make me satisfied, I still can feel the sweet part of this book. I like this book as much as the first one. So, you should still to read because you will know how Ada's life continue after the war that saved her life.

4 out of 5 stars for the author's not part. Hoho.

Sincerely, 
Puji P. Rahayu