Novel – Setiap Jumaat

Posted: 29/05/2009 in Books
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I used to be one of those Malay-novel-crazy girl back then in secondary school. I still read, but Ive lost my ‘ability’ to finish a novel in one day. The storyline maybe…?

Setiap JumaatSetiap Jumaat (Every Friday) is a novel wrote by Norhayati Berahim. She wrote many good novels before such as Air Mata Kasih and Egois. As for Setiap Jumaat, the story tells us about 2 people who have grudge to their own family because of misunderstanding occurs between themselves and their parents. The main character, Ku Pian and Jasmine both bring themselve to Japan in order to run from their family and accidentally met under a tree near a Mosque without knowing that they both have almost similar problem. One day Jasmine went back to Malaysia so they were apart but fate is on their side so they meet again and get married.

I think Jasmine is too childish. Her mother married her very-nice-and-good stepfather after her real father passed away more than 1 year; Jasmine can’t accept it so she ran to Japan for more than 8 years. How childish a person can be? Then we have Ku Pian. For me, the writer makes him looked really rude with her father but when he’s with Jasmine under the tree, he turns to be someone who is really gentle and sweet. 2 characters in a person? I don’t think he has that kind of sickness. Oh and 1 more thing I really don’t like about this novel. Kiss. She put in one kissing scene plus little dirty talk inside. In this country, I don’t think it is a proper thing to write.

Over all those negative things, I like the way the writer twist the character’s story. From 2 totally different families, they joined because of some coincidence that allows Jasmine and Ku Pian meet again. I’ll give 2.5/5 for the rating. >_<


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