Title: Benaya dan Dara
Author: Inge Shafa (coklatpth)
Publisher: PT Elex Media Komputindo
Published Year: 2017
Number of Pages: 314 pages
Inge Shafa Sekarnigrum, also known as Inge Shafa is a Wattpad writer who was born on July 27 in Semarang. He has loved writing since elementary school, but only began to dare to be published in his Wattpad account in 2015. He used the name @coklatpth as the pen name and began writing what he liked and had the determination to continue writing. Until 2020, Inge has 137 thousand followers on Wattpad. He wrote 12 works, and two of them have been published. The book Benaya and Dara is Inge’s first book.
He is Benaya Alghariz, the master of exact lessons. A handsome and smart man who is loved by many women. The most wanted guy. Benaya had liked Dara since entering school, but he covered it up. According to Benaya, he must succeed first and then think of love.
As for Shadara Mahawan, only ordinary girls are hyperactive and careless. Dara is in the same class as Benaya. Shadara entered the wrong department and had difficulty in exact lessons. Benaya, who helped Dara improve her grades, succeeded in making Dara fall in love. Dara is really open about feelings. Evidenced by the attitude of Dara who dared to shoot Benaya first.
Both remain friends, because Benaya wants to focus on pursuing his goals. Even though he actually likes Dara. Benaya will reveal his feelings for Dara if he is successful. That is Benaya’s promise to him.
This is the story of Friendzone. Will they continue to be friends even though Benaya has a feeling that can’t expressed? And will Dara still like Benaya even if her feelings are unrequited?
I think this book is very suitable for teenagers, this ‘friendzone’ conflict is experienced by many young people. Many messages conveyed by Inge through the Benaya character. Like adolescent love is necessary, but we must continue to excel. A classic teenage love story, which is usually found everyday in school.
“And let fate say, because I believe when fate says, he never lies.” –Baya Alghariz
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