Early, I interest to read novel which is have life of children background at this Malay community of Belitong, because it’s splashy of public attention in mass media. It is true have become public chance in getting information tend to come from many people gossip. Like also me which like to pay attention and hunt books becoming in demand or be best seller in marketing. What I wish to comment about novel written by Andrea Hirata with title “Laskar Pelangi” (the translation in English is “Rainbow Soldier”) this? In fact I do not a contact with Andrea Hirata, exactly after reading his novel newly with my initiative wish to know writer background… You can know lot of him in his personal blog (www.sastrabelitong.multiply.com).
This novel lift story about life of children who live in island of Belitong during going through education in primary school of Muhammadiyah. At early novel, Andrea Hirata try to depict social reality that happened in original society over there, especially Malay community of Belitong which is contradictive with properties of their natural resources. Seems fill this story give impression touching liver how eleven children which nicknaming their self as this Laskar Pelangi have high motivation struggle to improve Malay society chance of Belitong which a long way off drop behind. Each of them battle with their way. The unique of each child studied specially by Andrea Hirata in every chapter in this novel. Besides, Andrea Hirata style impress erudite once with many science terms found every plot. But this matter does not lessen side of novel beauty. Also according to me exactly enrich knowledge think at the same time imagine in conceiving this fiction content.
According to me, Andrea Hirata very smart in depicting life background one of community in island of Belitong and deservedly we earn to catch core of this story which will be submitted by this writer. It is true do not easy to narrate natural events by a moppet more than anything else our tender ages ahead which full of idealism to be made by a spirit trigger to past. Sometimes adult people think too pragmatic in assessing this life. Everyone can realize aspiration his childhood ahead which still on file in memory. Because of that’s, Andrea Hirata prove the mentioned in its novel “Laskar Pelangi” this. Therefore, I enough impress in reading this novel. I also suggest this novel very good read by education interest in Indonesia. So that next moment will pop out Laskar Pelangi generation giving change to our nation chance, Indonesia. Keep read!