You are My Moon by Rompaeng

you-are-my-moon-rompaengJudul/Title: You Are My Moon
Penulis/Author: Rompaeng
Penerjemah/Translator: Suchada Ung-Amporn, Wisnu Wardhana
Penyunting/Editor: K.P Januwarsi
Design cover: Dedy Andrianto
Penerbit/Publisher: Haru
ISBN: 978-602-7742-81-9
Cetakan/Edition: pertama, September 2016 (first, in September 2016)
Jumlah halaman/Number of pages: 296

Sinopsis/Synopsis:

Darika
Seorang gadis anak pengurus kuil sederhana. Hidupnya tiba-tiba berubah 180 derajat ketika seorang bangsawan kaya memintanya untuk bekerja sebagai bodyguard-nya. Tugas gadis itu adalah untuk melindungi sang bangsawan dari istri centil sahabatnya.

Juntharapanu
Seorang bangsawan tampan yang masih lajang. Dia mempekerjakan gadis sederhana yang blakblakan dan cerdas itu sebagai sekretaris pribadi sekaligus bodyguard-nya. Tapi, kenapa jantung Juntharapanu selalu berdetak lebih kencang ketika berdekatan dengan gadis itu?

Darika

A daughter of Temple caretaker. Her life Suddenly Changed 180 degrees when a wealthy nobleman asked her to work as bodyguards. The task is to protect him from his sassy best friend’s wife.

Juntharapanu

A handsome nobleman who are still single. He employs a bluntly and Intelligent girl as private Secretary who simultaneously work as his bodyguard. But, why Juntharapanu’s heart always beats more whenever he is near that girl?

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Review:

Aku bersemangat ketika penerbit Haru mengumumkan akan menerbitkan novel terjemahan Thailand. Aku belum pernah membaca novel dari Thailand. Selain itu, covernya cantik sekali. Aku berniat memesan novel tersebut sampai kemudian aku membaca sinopsisnya. Aku berubah pikiran. Seperti aku tidak cocok dengan cerita seperti ini.
I was so excited when Haru publisher announced that they would publish novel from Thailand. I’ve never read a novel from Thailand before so I was curious. In addition, the cover is beautiful. I intend to buy the novel but I changed my mind when I read the synopsis. I don’t think I will like story like these.

Sayangnya setelah beberapa waktu berlalu, aku tetap penasaran dan menyesal mengapa tidak pesan saja saat masa preorder. Alhamdulillah rekan kerjaku, Fotografer SWA, Mas Ino dan Reporter SWA,Mas Ali memberikan buku ini kepadaku. Terima masih Mas Ino dan Mas Ali.

Unfortunately, after some time has passed, I remained curious. It made me  regret why I  did not buy the book when the preorder period. Alhamdulillah my co workers, Mas Ino and Mas Ali gave me this book to me. Thank you so much Mas Ino and Mas Ali.

Ternyata firasatku salah. Aku suka novel You are my moon! You are my moon adalah salah satu novel yang aku selesaikan dalam sekali duduk. Narasinya ringan dan page turner, membuatku tidak bisa berhenti membaca. Aku sempat agak tersendat saat membaca nama-nama Thailand yang tidak biasa bagiku, tapi lama-lama aku dapat membiasakan diri.
My hunch turns out wrong. I liked You are my moon! You are my moon is one of the novel that I finish in one sitting. The narrative is light and page turner, I found my self could not stop reading. I got a bit choked up when I read the Thailand’s names which are unusual for me, but soon I could get used to.
You are my moon mengisahkan kisah cinta antara Darika dan Juntharapanu.
Darika adalah cucu pengurus makam. Dia dibesarkan di rumah dekat kuburan, sehingga teman-temannya takut bermain ke rumahnya dan menganggap Darika aneh. Hal tersebut membuat Darika  memandang hidup dengan cara berbeda.
“Manusia lebih menakutkan daripada hantu”
You are my moon tells the love story between Darika and Juntharapanu.
Darika is the granddaughter of caretaker of the tomb. She grew up in a house near the cemetery, so that her friends fear of playing near her home and assume Darika is strange. It makes Darika look at life in a different way.

“Humans are more frightening than ghosts”

Meski begitu, masa lalu dan latar belakangnya tidak membuat Darika menjadi gadis yang muram. Darika justru ceria dan murah senyum. Aku suka sekali dengan karakter Darika. She is sweet and adorable character.  I love her optimism and I love how she realize it is superficial to fall in love with a person just because his look.
“Tunggu, aku belum pernah bertemu orang yang lebih tampan! Kenapa dia harus setampan ini? Aku menyukainya hanya karena tampangnya?! Astaga.. kau bodoh sekali”
Even so, the past and the background does not make Darika become a bitter person. Darika is cheerful girl and love to smile. I love Darika. She is sweet and adorable character. I love her optimism and I love how she realize it is superficial to fall in love with a person just because his look.
“Wait, I’ve never met anyone who is more handsome like him! Why should he be so gorgeous? I love him just because his looks ?! Jeez .. you’re stupid”
Aku juga suka bagaimana Darika tidak menelan mentah-mentah emosi yang dirasakan, dia menyadari emosia hanyalah bagian dari dirinya, bukan keseluruhan dirinya. Biasanya dalam novel lain, ketika tokoh utamanya merasa jatuh cinta karena bertemu pria tampan, mereka tidak mempertanyakan hal tersebut. Namun, Darika  justru mempertanyakan perasaannya. She is so in touch with herself.

I also liked how Darika does not take her emotion just as it is, she realized emotion just a part of herself, not define her as whole. What I usually find in another novel is when the main character fell in love to g a handsome man, they did not question it. However, Darika actually questioned her feelings. She is so in touch with herself.

Aku juga suka bagaimana Darika cukup realistis sehingga tidak berharap banyak dan tidak berusaha merayu Juntharapanu.
Rambut pemuda itu yang basah dan dadanya yang terbuka hampir membuat Darika mimisan. Gadis itu tiba-tiba merasa lemas.
Oh tidak, semuanya terasa tidak nyata. Tuhan dan semua malaikat, kumohon bantu aku melalui situasi yang sulit ini. Kumohon, beri aku kekuatan.

I also liked how Darika realistic enough so she did not expect a lot neither try to filrt with Juntharapanu.

His hair was wet and his bare chest almost made Darika nosebleed. She suddenly felt weak.
Oh no, it all seemed unreal. God and all the angels, please help me through this difficult situation. Please, give me strength.
Novel ini juga berhasil membuatku tertawa. Aku tertawa terbahak-bahak ketika membaca adegan dimana Darika tanpa sengaja malah mendapat pelukan dari Juntharapanu
Ia meminta kekuatan, tapi malah mendapat pelukan
This novel also managed to make me laugh. I laughed out loud when I read the scene where Darika accidentally even got a hug from Juntharapanu
She prayed for strength, but she got a hug instead.
Ada banyak pelajaran tentang menjalani hidup, persahabatan dan cinta dalam novel ini.
Aku merekomendasikan novel ini bagi pembaca yang menginginkan karakter perempuan dengan kepribadian yang tangguh dan penyuka genre romantic comedy! It is worth to read!
4 bintang untuk You are my moon!
There are many lessons about life, friendship and love in this novel.
I recommend this novel for readers who want a female character with a strong personality and romantic comedy genre enthusiasts! It is worth to read!

4 stars for You are my moon!

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4 thoughts on “You are My Moon by Rompaeng

  1. This sounds so brilliantly funny Hana, I love a character who doesn’t take life too seriously and she sounds so lovely and genuine. I wonder if this one will be translated into English too. I feel like we miss out on so many incredible reads when we only speak the one language. Wonderful review Hana and so glad you enjoyed it ❤

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    • Alhamdulillah thank you. 🙂 When I was student,my friend never buy me a book to except special ocassion like birthday 🙂 I mean student often have limited money (being worker, too actually). Hehe I hope your friends will buy you books, too 😊😘

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