Sekali lagi review buku daripada penulis yang sama iaitu Norhafsah Hamid. Back to back review buku beliau 🙂 Aku beli buku Heaven Sent di PBAKL2019. Kebetulan pada masa itu, ada kombo buku Norhafsah Hamid. Terus grab tiga buku beliau bertajuk Rough Diamond, Heaven Sent, dan Letters to God. Aku dah ada buku Letters to God. Jadi buku Letters to God yang aku beli di PBAKL2019 telah aku jadikan hadiah untuk giveaway buku di blog Ika.
Buku Heaven Sent tidak berada lama di rak buku. Aku baca dalam hujung bulan Mei 2019. Semangat terus baca Heaven Sent lepas habis baca Letters to God. Nak tahu lebih kisah Sarah dan Jonah.
Title: Heaven Sent
Author: Norhafsah Hamid
Publisher: Dar Al Wahi Publication
Publication Date: October 2016
Genre: Fiction, Young Adult
Sarah is a Muslim girl faced with challenges and obstacles to remain true to her religion. Whilst she endures hardship, she also found friendship and love.
Jonah is the ‘modern day’ Romeo and enjoys the company of women but when he met Sarah, his whole world changed.
Both are from different background and religion but yet their path kept crossing. Is it fate or just coincidence?
First of all, the cover is pretty by portraying Reading University in the background. I finished reading this book in 3 hours 22 minutes.
I absolutely loved this book! Ini adalah satu-satunya buku yang mempunyai karakter yang sangat bagus. Semua karakter bagus dan memberi impak pada pembaca. Tiada watak antagonist langsung! I loved the positivity of each character in this book and I loved how the author makes this story so interesting and at the same time teaches us about Islam. A simple yet great explanation about Islam in this book. That’s all to make Jonah more understands about Islam.
Buku ini mengubah tanggapan aku terhadap Sarah daripada Letters to God. She is amazing in this book. Sweet young Muslim girl and has a strong character and independent. Suka dengan sikap dia yang remaining firm to Islam no matter what happens. Being surrounded by shelves of books is her idea of heaven. Sarah’s dream is to have her own big library like in the movie Beauty and the Beast. Well Sarah, we have a same dream!! <3
Jonah makes me realized that no matter what happens in the past, who they are, good or bad, romeo or not, they can change themselves if Allah wills. I loved how Jonah really determine to know about Islam. He must respect Sarah’s believe and principles. Mat Bond is really good in explaining Islam in a simplest ways especially about prayer.
As I mentioned before, semua karakter dalam buku ini sangat positif dan bagus. Aku suka bagaimana Usman memberi pendapatnya mengenai perkahwinan.
There is no absolute assurance that any marriage would work, Jonah. It takes a lot of effort to make marriage work. We believe in putting our faith in God. – Usman
And also how Sarah explains to Jonah about her opinions of love after marriage.
I believe in falling in love after marriage. There is no guarantee that the person whom you have dated for years would make a good spouse. A successful marriage does not depend on how long you have known the person. I think it’s more about trust, loyalty, and respect for each other. – Sarah
This book really great in conveying the message about the relationship between Islamic men and women, the simplest ideas/knowledge for those who are new to Islam, friendship in different religions and culture and also put your trust in Allah in everything you do.
RATING AND RECOMMENDATION
I absolutely loved how the author express Islam in this book. All characters are great and the storyline is good. Smooth je cerita sehingga ke penghujung. And ohh ya, I loved the ending but only I wish more story of Jonah and Sarah after marriage.
I truly recommend this book to all especially teenagers.
Take care of your relationship with God and God will take care of you.
Put your trust in Him and he will give you your Prince Charming. He will make sure that your Prince Charming will come to you no matter what, no matter how.