I Heart New York – Lindsey Kelk

Rating: 3.1 out of 5

“When you didn’t feel like your support system was strong enough, then getting yourself out of the situation was the best thing to do”

I Heart New York

Review in English:

Have you ever had a dream to leave everything behind and start a new life somewhere far? Well, then you are just like me! Haha!

Personally, this book is truly relatable to me, and I bet to all of you, who crave or had done a dramatic change in your life. This character, Angela, is us, the confused, hurt version of us, desperate to leave her old life, due to unsupportive supporting system (ironic, huh?). You name it, family, friends, boyfriends. Angela has lost faith on them.

This is an easy novel. Something you will need to have and read when you are too tired of complicated stories. Something to accompany your nights when you came home after work, or something you just need to remember how to be young, bold, and naïve. I recommend you this book, because everybody needs a guilty pleasure book, but still with some depth in it. Even though the story mostly feel dreamy, later on throughout the plot it gets more and more realistic and not that cheesy. So, YOU need this. A too-good-to-be-true story about life, adventure, and love, but remain intact with what reality is all about. It’s fun, and definitely will put a smile on you, and maybe light up the dream in your heart.

Here is a lil preview:

Angela’s world was shattered when she caught her fiancé with another woman, and what’s worst was, it was not a fling. She just could not bear to stay in the same city, or country. She decided to fly to New York, with zero plan. But the weird thing is, she turns out to be living everyone else’s dream in NYC!

Resensi dalam Bahasa Indonesia:

Kalau kamu bisa meninggalkan rumah dan kotamu, ke mana kamu ingin pergi?

Pernahkah kamu berharap memulai hidup yang baru di suatu kota asing? Mungkin buku ini bisa membawamu bermimpi sejauh New York.

Bagiku, buku ini mampu memberikan keberanian dalam ceritanya, mengingatkan bahwa perubahan mungkin membawa nasib yang jauh lebih baik dibanding diam di tempat. Angela mewakili setiap pembaca yang mengidamkan perubahan dalam hidupnya yang lama dan memulai yang baru. Karena terkadang, orang-orang yang seharusnya mendukungmu tidak melakukan perannya.

Novel ini tergolong ringan dan menyenangkan. Cocok dibaca di saat sedang suntuk atau mumet dan membutuhkan hiburan. Buku ini memberi asupan untuk sisi dalam diri kita yang haus petualangan, pemimpi, dan romantis. Walaupun begitu, seiring berjalannya alur cerita, sisi-sisi realistis semakin terasa kuat ditampilkan oleh Lindsay Kelk. Saya harap, buku ini bisa memantulkan senyum melalui ceritanya padamu!

Berikut cuplikannya:

Dunia yang Angela tahu runtuh saat ia memergoki tunangannya sedang bersama wanita lain di pesta pernikahan sahabatnya. Angela tidak mau dan tidak bisa pulang ke rumahnya, yang mana ia tinggali bersama tunangannya. Dengan yakin dan sepenuh hati, Angela memutuskan terbang ke New York, menyongsong petualangan baru tanpa rencana sama sekali. Tapi nyatanya, di New York, ia menjalani hidup impian semua orang!

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