Book Title: Earth
Book Type: Novel
Author: Tere Liye
Publisher: PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama
Year of Publication: January 2014
Thickness: 440 pages
This novel by Tere Liye tells the story of a 15-year-old girl named Raib. Since childhood he already has a secret, namely the power to disappear. By covering his face with both palms and he instantly disappeared. At first Raib did not understand why he could disappear, until finally Tamus came over to him. Tamus is a person from another world who sends White and Black to the House of Missing. The Black turned out to be Tamus’s errand to oversee Raib since childhood. And Black is also invisible to others except Miss.
This adventure begins when Raib, Seli, and Ali enter the school hall. In that place, they were intercepted by Tamus and his men. However, they managed to escape from Tamus because of help from their teacher, Miss Selena. This novel explains that in this story there are four different worlds. Namely the Earth, Moon, Sun and Stars. They live in the same place, but occupy themselves in each other’s world so that they do not touch at all.
After escaping the pursuit of Tamus, Raib and his friends arrived at a house with a city they did not recognize. Until finally they met with the owner of the house named Ilo. Ilo has a wife named Vey and two children named Ily and Ou. This family helps Raib and his friends in carrying out their adventures.
I love the storyline of this book which tells Raib, a teenage girl who immediately realizes that her life has changed 180 degrees and is involved in a battle for power in the Moon Clan with her friends, Seli and Ali. The interesting thing is how writers can make characters with different unique personalities unite to put aside the differences they have, thus making this story more exciting. The story line is also more interesting and difficult to guess when we are getting to the end of the story, so that makes the reader enthusiastic.
Written by: Aufa Zulfikar