“Persahabatan itu seumpama laut dan pasir, senantiasa bersama-sama menghadapi pecahan ombak, bersama-sama merasakan lelehan senja, dan saling melengkapi dari masa ke masa.”Aiman Bagea
Title: Ketika (Saat Cinta Bersilangan)
Author: Aiman Bagea
Published Year: 2012
Number of Pages: 302 pages
Life is just gray before I meet you. I forgot how to spell laughter, and I forgot how to expect it. Also forgot how to love.
When I meet you, I don’t think it’s an empty space in my soul. With you, time is running away. I still remember among the seat of the beach wind on the dusk, who you say you love me and your heart for me. I believe … if only we could have one more like this, if we can repeat the time, I will bear all the love I have. I will risk every trust there for you.
But now, it feels like everything is wrong, because there is another heart who doesn’t seem to be happy.
Aiman Bagea was born in Kabaena, Southeast Sulawesi, 1 September 1992, the youngest son of Anwar Bagea and Rasni. This brown and blue enthusiast began actively writing short stories and poetry after graduating from Kabaena 1 High School. He has published two short story anthologies with other writers and this book is his first novel.
This story tells about a girl named Naira. She wanted to continue her mother’s idea that have been passed away. That she wants to open the painting gallery and becoming a professional painter.
When Naira went to the painting exhibition, she met someone who she never had a thought about, a college student who she thinks quite interestingly, Aji. Their encounters often make them closer.
Naira has a friend named Diba. Both of them were became friends since kids. But, there’s one thing that makes their friendship destroyed. Both of them likes Aji. But, Naira decided to leave Aji so that their friendship would long last.
Although in this novel tells about romance, but the author also tells about friendship, caring for each other, and appreciating people. And this novel is able to inspire people in helping others. This novel also managed to make the readers crying because of his completely unexpected twist.
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