|Heard it's gonna be made a movie||This is a story the world should know|
|Muhammadiyah Elementary School, constantly threatened by closure by government officials or mining magnates, is so ramshackle that it faces the daily threat of collapse||The author does have a talent for apt and humorous descriptions of items, actions or people|
The story is written from the perspective of Ikal, who is six years old when the novel opens.14
|It gives a delightful reminder of the Malay influence in the early phases of Indonesian literature||The unsubtle proselytising of Islam is irritating, the representations of people are like cardboard cut-outs, and the writing is very ordinary indeed|
|How can the sole, young teacher cover all those topics often beyond secondary school level and being so poor, where do they Lintang, particularly obtain all the reading material or knowledge without TV, library, or radio? The book has certainly created quite a powerf I have heard a lot of this book, and seen it practically everywhere, from upscale bookstores to book hawkers who spread their wares on the sidewalk or on bridges leading to the Transjakarta bus stops||It is a Muslim country and girls had equal rights to education to the boys which other Muslim countries did not have|
The rainbow curved, resembling millions of maidens wearing colorful kebayas jumping down into a remote lake, hiding bashfully because of their beauty.