- Book Identity
Title : Koma ( Coma )
Author : Rachmania Arunita
Printing : Third, November 2013
Thickness : 2 cm
Pages : 295
Publisher : Bentang Pustaka
Weight : 500 gr
Genre : Romance
Cover Type : Soft Cover
Language Text : Indonesian
Stock Location : Gudang Penerbit
ISBN : 978-602-7888-89-0
Have you ever thought that God is unjust. That God chose you as someone who gets more bad luck than anyone else. This question also became the question of a little girl named Jani. Since childhood he had never believed in God’s help. But the smile and explanation from his mother were able to make little Jani aware of God’s power.
Until then, something that had never been imagined before. Jani saw the figure lying on the bed with a breathing apparatus. With the person’s face full of wounds, swollen and bruised so that it increasingly covers the face. When Jani approached the person she was shocked as if she saw herself like in a mirror. Jani’s lost memories carry a puzzle that must be solved by Jani. A situation that he did not understand made him have to try to live it. The hopelessness of the closest people and even family made Jani feel like there would be no hope of rising from the coma. The figure of the mother who is always proud of the opposite after this incident. All family members feel burdened with the amount of hospital care money that must be paid immediately. The doctor even broke hopes with statements about little hopes for Jani’s life. In fact he is indeed a soul that oscillates between life and death.
As a soul separated from its body it will always pass through many unexpected obstacles. Souls passing by in the hospital opened Jani’s eyes in the face of reality. There is also one soul that is still hanging around for a long time in the hospital is Leo. The man who always helps Jani. Will Leo’s appearance bring a story into Jani’s life. A classic love story with an undue state. His appearance clearly brought Jani’s hopes and motivation in trying to survive past his circumstances. Until one day, Jani will face two choices, see the world or leave the world.
The writer wants to convey that believe in a destiny that God wants to convey. Human effort is invaluable if God does not will. Through this Jani figure, the writer wants humans to always have hope regardless of the circumstances. The message will always remember God and trust His power.
- Opinion / recommendation
This novel has an interesting story with a plot that is easy to understand. When we read it we will feel as if being in the position of Jani the main character. With the oscillation of life that cannot be chosen by ourselves. After reading it we can also feel the power of God so terrible over life and death. Jani’s feelings and emotions can be felt easily. The mandate of this novel is easily implied because the words we can meet everyday. Anyone who reads it will feel interested because the plot is not long-winded.
By Selma Dwi Utami Gunawan
Class : XII MIPA 7